When Jesus said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,” what did he mean?
Use your mind to seek God in creative ways. Visualize yourself in a Bible story as you explore it as if you were there. Or place yourself into a different landscape or situation and allow the Holy Spirit to take you where it wills, as in this post.
In all my years of ministry, it might be one of the hardest conversations that I’ve ever had with someone. Walking up the stairs of this house for the first and only time, the smell and the screaming were something terrible. I felt as if I had been transported into the middle of the film “The Exorcist”.
All of us keep a part of ourselves, the inner self, hidden, and show the world only our outer self. In the Spirit, God overcomes that barrier. God now lives inside, in the inner self, and seeks ways to bring harmony to those two selves.
One of God’s goals for all of us is that we realize the “selves” He originally intended us to be; each different from the next with a unique combination of personality traits, interests and locations along the spiritual path.
If you are beating yourself up because of something you said or did, it is time to accept God’s forgiveness, move on, and do better.
Women, the poor, minorities, the disabled, environmental and human rights advocates—all these draw their moral force from the power of the gospel unleashed at the cross, when God took the side of the victim.
Do you think your spiritual leaders’ prayers are more likely to be heard by God than your prayers? How does prayer work?
Jesus reestablished the original link between the seen and unseen worlds and revealed a newly intimate side to God and his point of view.
Why doesn’t God intervene to rectify various earthly dilemmas? Philip Yancey presents a thought-provoking image of God’s perspective as a partial answer to that question.