Thursday, December 27, 2012

How can we love someone we haven't seen, and yet love Him constantly? Loving the Lord with your mind helps with that question. God can preoccupy your mind even when you are not consciously thinking of Him.

"You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy." (1 Peter 1:8)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Intentional Life

Your intentional life begins in the interior, but doesn't end there. It controls, frames and results in an effective exterior life, and you will get to know the God you love better.

"A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart." (Luke 6:45)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Loving God, loving others

A life of love toward God shapes a life of love toward neighbor.

I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning." (2 John 5)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

God is God

It is right to be involved with loving God, preoccupied with loving Jesus, simply because God is God.

Then mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus' feet with it, wiping His feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragance. (John 12:3)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

God First

Loving Jesus with passion experiences God as someone important in Himself, meaningful in Himself, whether or not He performs for us.

He said, "I came naked from my mother's womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave m what i had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!" (Job 1:21)

Thursday, November 22, 2012


As the foundation-laying event of salvation, the very life of God-eternal life-entered us. We must live out that very God-life.

And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. (1 John 5:11)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Passionate Life

The passionate life involves living the God-life for God, life by God.

This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers. (1 Timothy 4:10)