Stand Your Ground – Lessons From Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand” – The Path To Christian Maturity – Part Five: STAND!

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In reality, I laugh at this picture, but I don’t laugh in the face of danger. 

I flee. 

I flee fast and far. 

Unless, of course, someone’s messing with one of my children, then they’d better flee fast and far.

(But then again, my son is a black belt, so I think he can handle himself. And for that matter, my youngest daughter is pretty tough with a plastic rifle and pirate hook, as you can plainly see.)

The attacks of the Enemy, however, are nothing to laugh at. [Read more…]

No One Can Sleepwalk Into Christian Maturity (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) – The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Four: WALK WISELY

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Part Four — Walk Wisely! (No One Can Sleepwalk Into Christian Maturity) Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand.”

 

Parents do the strangest things, because our kids do even stranger things.

At least mine do, like the night I awoke to the sound of our young son heading out on a midnight run to the bathroom.

I waited for the creaking of his bedsprings to signal his retreat back into bed.

It never came.

Trudging out of my own bed, I schlepped to his room to investigate.

The photo above shows how I found him.

Are you impressed with his midnight prayer vigil?

I was, until I realized he was sound asleep.

Before guiding him back to bed, I naturally grabbed my camera and recorded the moment — as all good parents would do.

We’ll never know what prompted Bobby to kneel down in the middle of the playroom because he had no memory of it the next morning, but we all had a good laugh.

Bobby’s next late night adventure wasn’t so funny. [Read more…]

Working Out What God Has Worked In (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) — The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Three: PROGRESS

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Working Out What God Has Worked In (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) — The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Three: WALK 3

 

I should’ve listened. 

I knew the Lord was speaking to my heart, lovingly telling me to shut my mouth.

I should’ve listened, but of course I didn’t, and now it’s too late. [Read more…]

The Starting Point For How Christians Are To Walk (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) — The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Two: WALK

Getting Started on the Path to Christian Maturity (Lessons from "Sit, Walk, Stand" - Part 2)

Getting Started on the Path to Christian Maturity (Lessons from “Sit, Walk, Stand” – Part 2)

 

Our son Bobby’s first word was “kitty.”

Thanks a lot, son! I didn’t notice the cat getting up to feed you in the middle of the night. 

Bobby took his first steps when he was nine months old.

Getting Bobby to walk and talk was the focus of much of our energy.

Getting him to sit down and be quiet became our next focus. [Read more…]

That Moment When Most Christians Blow It — Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand” — The Path To Christian Maturity — Part One: SIT

Part One - SIT! (That Moment When Most Christians Blow It) A look at Watchman Nee's classic book, "Sit, Walk, Stand."

Part One – SIT!  ~ (That Moment When Most Christians Blow It)  ~ A look at Watchman Nee’s classic book: “Sit, Walk, Stand.”

 

“Now that I’ve trusted in Christ for my salvation, what do I need to do?”

That’s the moment when most Christians blow it.  [Read more…]

Are You Hungry for God — Starving For Time? Here’s Your Answer

Devotional for Busy Women: Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time by Lori Hatcher (Buy it today!)

Devotional for Busy Women: Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time by Lori Hatcher (Buy it today!)

Busy women still need to eat, but sometimes a full-course meal doesn’t fit into the schedule.

A power bar will, though! 

Busy women also need to spend daily time at the feet of God in His Word, but sometimes that time doesn’ fit into the schedule either.

Hungry for God … Starving for Time, Five-Minute Devotions for Busy Women fits perfectly, though!

And it’s here just in time for Christmas gifts — and for your own busy Christmas season. 

When I asked Lori Hatcher, my friend, editor, and author of Hungry for God, Starving for Time, Five-Minute Devotion for Busy Women, if I could introduce you to her excellent devotional, she graciously sent me a copy of one of the devotions found in her book. 

It challenged and encouraged me — like the other devotions in her book.

Yes, I already have my copy! 

Enjoy this free sneak peek, and then check out her link below. Y [Read more…]

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread (Part 4) ~ Jesus in the Old Testament

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread ~ Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread ~ Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

 

When God came down to stop the people from building the Tower of Babel, He wasn’t being a fun-sucker. (Genesis 11:1-9)

He was protecting them from the danger of exalting their own name.

(In my series What Was So Wrong With The Tower of Babel? we looked at those dangers. If you don’t know what was so wrong with the Tower of Babel, and why we should even care, check it out.)

Now we’re going to look at how God, in the midst of all the drama, masterfully wove into these events several Red Thread Clues.[†] [Read more…]

What Was So Wrong With The Tower of Babel (Part Three) — & Why Do We Even Care?

 

If God is sovereign (and He is) why did He let them even begin the Tower of Babel?

If God is sovereign (and He is) why did He let them even begin the Tower of Babel?

 

If God is sovereign (and He is) then He knew the people of Shinar were going to build a tower to their great name before they laid the first brick.

Why didn’t He change their languages earlier, before they could gang up in Babel? 

Why did He even let them begin?

Since there’s no verse in the Bible that says, “I, the Lord, chose not to confuse the language of Babel earlier because . . .” then all we can do is look at what we see and what we know about God in the Bible for possible answers.

We’ll have to be content to wait until heaven to find the actual reason — not that it will matter then.

Why does it matter to me now?

Because every day we wake up to news of another person or group who did something somewhere to someone because they wanted what they wanted and didn’t care what it cost anyone else — and God let them.

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