Follow the Peace – Part One   Let your heart be always guided by the peace of the Anointed One, who called you to peace as part of his one body. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15 (The Passion Translation – TPT)   Dissect this verse with me:   Guided by peace, but not just any… Read More

Rag Doll (Part Three) by Rocky Fleming     “For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”  (Revelation 3:17 ESV)     At the beginning of this blog series I introduced to you a little girl who was in… Read More

Rag Doll (Part Two) by Rocky Fleming     “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”  (Matthew 5:3 NLT)       A few years ago, a pastor friend of mine went to Guatemala City Garbage City to minister to the residents there. Yes,… Read More

Rag Doll by Rocky Fleming     And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26 ESV)     “I heard a friend of mine say in his prayer, ‘Lord, if… Read More

Spiritual Pride (Part Three)     “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:19-20 ESV)     I have discovered that there is a fine line between spiritual insight that is given and used for God’s purpose because of the understanding the Spirit gives to certain people, and spiritual pride that might come… Read More

Spiritual Pride (Part Two)     “Jerry Bridges was an evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators. Born in Tyler, Texas, United States, he was the author of more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies.” Wikipedia.    Jerry had this to… Read More

Spiritual Pride (Part One)     Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you,… Read More

Holy Spirit by Rocky Fleming   “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”  (John 14:16-17 ESV)   If… Read More

Inside Out   As we read the scriptures that follow, note from our inner-man, the person that no one sees but God, originates both the bad and good things that we do.  These contrasting natures come from within us.  Look what Jesus said:   BAD:  And he said, “What comes out of a person is what… Read More

Everything We Need   By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.  2 Peter 1:3 NLT     When I read… Read More

Jesus Came Out   And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.”  (Mark 1:38 ESV)   I was journaling through the referenced passage last week and as I most often do, I used the S.T.A.R. method to… Read More

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.”  (Mark 1:35 ESV)   I’m a big proponent of taking the time to reflect and meditate on the things I’ve seen God do in my life … that is if… Read More