Good Teacher – Mark 10:17-22

Journey with Jesus

“As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him.  ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered.  “No one is good, except God alone.  You know the commandments:  ‘Do not murder,  do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'”

“Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.” (more…)

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Prayer is immersion in beauty

“Prayer is immersion in beauty–God’s beauty.  Talking to Him regularly allows us to see His beauty in many places.”  Mike Bickle, Growing in Prayer p. 18

I came across this in Mike Bickle’s book and it really struck me.  I had to stop, and the truth resonated deeply with me.  So much in the Bible that points to beauty is related to God and our relationship with Him and His interaction with the creation. (more…)

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Getting closer

“My feet have avoided every evil path so that I can keep Your word.” Psalm 119:101

I pray this prayer, and the truth is something else because my feet have not  avoided every evil path and I have not always kept God’s word.  But in praying this line, I find myself wanting to be on the right path and lining up with the word of Truth.

Here’s what I’m learning:  The lines of Psalm 119 are meant to intensify our longing for God (especially through His word).   (more…)

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