Crossroads

We’re familiar with the rich young ruler who approached Jesus about salvation.  He went away sad because Jesus told him to sell everything he had, give it to the poor, and follow (Mark 10:17-22).  This is the same call Jesus gives His disciples in Luke 9:23–“If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny…

Slave

Below are lyrics to a song the Lord gave me a few years ago.  You can listen to it here. *** I declare I love my Master, and I don’t want to go free (Exodus 21:5). He has shared His life with me, and I don’t want to be apart from Him (Exodus 21:6).  …

Given Like a Star, Given Like a Tree

The Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh) The following is something I wrote in my journal four or five years ago. *** I don’t know how to put this into words, so I won’t even try to do it well… I was sitting outside tonight, enjoying my yard, enjoying the night.  Suddenly, the world was opened…

Self-Denial and Cross-Bearing (Part 2)

“Christ of St. John of the Cross” by Salvador Dali This series is excerpted from a piece written by an author at Christaslife.com.  The author wished to remain anonymous. *** How Do We Identify the Followers of Christ? Jesus’ words in Luke 9 have already given us the basic answer as to how we might identify…

Self-Denial and Cross-Bearing (Part 1)

Sketch by Patrick Murphy: http://inspiredsketch.blogspot.com/ This series is excerpted from a piece written by an author at Christaslife.com.  The author wished to remain anonymous. *** Jesus was the most self-giving person who walked this earth.  His mission was to sacrifice Himself so that we might have new life.  It is surprising to me then, that He would…

If Jesus Lives in Me: Guest Post by Mallory Patrick

Sketch by Patrick Murphy: http://inspiredsketch.blogspot.com/?wref=bif Believers who have not seen Christ as the Lamb, who have not known Christ in His humiliation, will treat other believers who are conformed to that image as Jesus was treated by people when He walked the earth. No harm is intended by these believers; Jesus is so different from flesh…