God's Frequency

Why do so many people fail to hear from God clearly and consistently?  The answer is that they are not tuned into His frequency and listening according to His communication methods. God does not regularly speak according to our human communication methods.  Maybe once in a lifetime will you hear God’s audible voice.  God is probably not going to speak to you through animals and you probably won’t see an angel in your bedroom.  While it’s possible God could divinely cause a Facebook ad or television commercial to hit your screen, those are not Biblical communication methods and should be considered unreliable, at best.   Even hearing God through other people has become drastically overemphasized in the lives of most Christians. Rather, God uses the frequency of the Spirit and Biblical communication methods.  Trust me, understanding this is the master key to hearing from God clearly and consistently.  You are just not used to thinking this way.  Give me a few minutes and I will tell

The Secret of Life

The secret of life is found in Matthew 6:33, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He (God) will give you everything you need.”  Wait, don’t stop reading, it’s true.  I know you’ve probably heard that before, especially if you are in the church world.  But it’s the truth, it’s a wonderful, amazing, incomparably important truth, and if you will apply it to your life, you will have everything you could ever want.  I don’t mean only material things, although those are included, I’m talking about peace, fulfillment, purpose, relationships, hope, passion, and everything that really matters in life.   They, in their greatest expression, are only available to you in the Kingdom of God, and they are freely available.  The vast majority of the church world does not present God or life with God accurately.  It’s just the sad truth.  For most of us, even for those of us who are in great churches, our whole mental framework regarding God and living for God was so bad

The Election Is Over - Now Rise and Shine

As we all know, Joe Biden became the President of the United States of America yesterday.  Many Christians are not happy about this.  But regardless of who is in the oval office today, I want to encourage you for the rest of 2021 and beyond.  The directions and promises of the Bible are not dependent on the governing system in your particular country of residence.  In fact, the greatest commandments and truths of the Bible are totally independent from the worldly government where you live. 2020 was a tough year.  We had the shutdowns, the economic hardships, the riots, the disease (by now we probably all know many people who contracted COVID-19), and more.  And if all of that wasn’t enough, we had a presidential election that was basically contested for 3 months, all the way from Election Day to the inauguration.  I don’t know about you, but all of those things definitely took my focus off of the Kingdom of God a number of times.  However, now we can take a deep breath.  Maybe ther

How To Become Spiritual

Today we are going to talk about spiritual living, and how to become spiritual.  I remember I once saw a movie starring Jennifer Lopez.  Ms. Lopez’s character explained that she was more “spiritual” than “religious.”  A lot of people want to be “spiritual”.  I’m not really sure what they mean by that, and different people probably have different definitions of “spiritual.”  The Bible, however, does talk about being “spiritual” and God teaches us how to truly be “spiritual.”  I want to be “spiritual” according to God’s definition of the word.  I don’t want to be fake spiritual, which is what worldly “spiritual” people without God really are.  Like you (I hope), I want to be everything God wants me to be.  Recently I was reminded about the great importance the Bible places on spiritual living.  We need to understand spiritual matters, and what it means to be Biblically spiritual, if we are to be successful Christians.  I feel that God wants me to encourage people in this area as we ent

Live by Faith - Part 2

Last time we talked about living by faith.  If you haven’t read that post or heard that podcast please go find it and start there because that foundation is going to be very important for going forward in this series.  Living by faith means, at its core, obtaining your eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.  It also means allowing your Christian faith to guide every aspect of your daily life.  But we can’t stop there.  To experience the final dimension of living by faith we must learn what faith really is.  Once we understand the power and mechanics of faith, living by faith takes on another, wonderful meaning. In my last post I explained that faith, in the Bible, is not the same idea as the words belief and faith today.  In the New Testament Greek, the word for faith is “pistis,” and pistis comes from the verb “to convince.”  According to the Bible’s standard, if you are in faith then you are convinced about what you believe, fully persuaded, even in the absence of any physical

Live by Faith - Part 1

Some time ago a movement began in the Church which became known as the “Faith Movement”.  Today, many of the leaders of the Faith Movement hold to a doctrine known as “Word of Faith.”  While I wouldn’t call “Word of Faith” a denomination, it’s at least a doctrinal view or belief system that creates something like an unofficial community of believers.  While I do not support every Word of Faith teacher or teaching, it’s very important that you understand, and begin to live by, its core teachings.  We are going to begin discussing these core teachings today, and these teachings will radically change your life, your relationship with God, and the results you see from prayer. Let’s start by realizing that some people in life are very successful in everything they do.  Some people aren’t successful at anything.  And most people are somewhere in between.  Some successful people get there through hard work and systematic living.  Others get there through luck or being in the right place at