December 2017

18 Dec Supernatural Enablement!

I often find my blog posts being some 400 to 500 words in length. For some subjects, it just takes a bunch of words to express what is in my heart. But, this blog will be super, super (I could add a few supers to make it longer) short. Why? Because I don't need to amplify what the Amplified Bible tells us in Ephesians 3:20 about our walking with an overflowing confidence that the Holy Spirit will manifest His presence in and through us. “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the (action of His) power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly,  far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].” Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Bible) Enough said....

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11 Dec The Cry of the Spirit

We're just days away from Christmas and once again I find myself wracking my brain trying to find the PERFECT Christmas gift for the most incredible wife in the world. I have already made my ANNUAL, once-a-year trip to the mall and couldn't decide upon the perfect gift for Vickie. I've even made trips to Best Buy, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, LifeWay Christian Bookstore, ...

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27 Nov Why Pray in the Spirit?

Several years ago, Vickie and I attended a high school class reunion in my hometown of West Columbia, Texas. If you don't know where West Columbia is, it is exactly three miles west of East Columbia, Texas. It was a great time of reconnecting with former classmates, people that I hadn't seen since our high school graduation. The joy of seeing old friends was only surpassed by the incredible Texas barbecue. I have a couple of distinct memories of the reunion. First, my biggest memory of the night was made when I discovered that the invitation's B.Y.O.B. didn't stand for "Bring Your Own Bible". (Just a joke!) The second memory was made when I walked from table to table to talk to my former classmates. I'll never forget spending time at a table with a guy who was known back in our high school days for his enormous love for beer and marijuana. After a few minutes at his table, I could see that things hadn't changed. It was evident that the beer that he was drinking wasn't his first bottle of the night. After a few minutes of conversation, he asked about the type of work that I do. Here's the funny part of the memory. When I told him that Vickie and I were ministers, he immediately tried to cover his drunken condition and lifestyle by telling me that the bottle in his hand was the first beer that he had consumed in years. It was easy to see that this was one Texas-size lie. Mind you, I hadn't said a single word about his lifestyle or what he was doing and yet just my presence made him uncomfortable. No sermons were preached or Bible verses quoted. It was my presence that caused him to know that things were wrong in his life. I didn't share this story to place me on a pedestal or berate my friend. The story is just a great illustration that shows the importance of recognizing the abiding presence of the One sent to forever live with and in us. (John 14:16). Brother Kenneth E. Hagin said it best ...

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