Oh my people: “How long will you try to go both ways?” My two e-books that explore this cry of Elijah’s heart are The Elijah Blessing and We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church. They’re on sale August 23-29 for $.99 each. All my life, I’ve heard the story of Elijah and Mt. Carmel. But only as… Read more →
You want to know Christ, to love him and to serve him with an undivided heart. In seeking to follow Christ, you’ve been blindsided by violent spiritual assault. Worse yet, it’s come from a place you would not have dreamed. If those two statements describe you, I may have a word from the Lord for you. It’s something he’s said… Read more →
This is a story – a parable, if you will – of a woman and a preacher. To my knowledge the woman didn’t know the preacher; nor he, her. Dressed in suit and tie, he stood weekly before a congregation of thousands. Bedridden, she watched him preach on TV. Who knows how much of his sermons she understood. She had… Read more →
I’m headed down this narrow road Chosen by the few And all I know is You told me to follow You … I’ll run, I’ll run I’m gonna run this race To hear You say, “Well done.” If these words express your heart, sing along! “Well Done,” Moriah Peters, on YouTube.
Solomon left a radically different legacy than his father David had. King David was far from perfect. He committed some grievous sins. But whenever any passion or allegiance threatened the place of God in his life, David let God expose it, and David turned from it. He lived in God’s presence with a pure heart. He bequeathed to the generations… Read more →
An upstart named Elijah stood before Ahab, Israel’s king. Elijah had no credentials that would have impressed Ahab. First Kings 17:1 describes him simply as, “Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead” (NLT). Nothing notable about that. Elijah came from a nowhere town – mentioned nowhere else in Scripture, location still unknown. It lay somewhere in Gilead, a wild, mountainous… Read more →
One weekend in March 2012, I met with a small group eager to seek what God wanted to show us through Elijah’s life and times. None of us has been able to articulate what God did that weekend. The intensity of his Presence astonished us. The Lord himself demonstrated how deeply it pleases him when we seek to live before… Read more →
Writing from the Spirit isn’t effortless. In fact, the opposite is true. To write from the Spirit, you have to master two languages – the language in which you’re writing and the language in which God speaks. Previously, we looked at the challenge of “Mastering the language in which your write.” Today, let’s consider the impossible – and utterly delightful… Read more →