Posted on May 29, 2014
Did you know your life can be totally transformed? God never intended for you to stay the same! Romans 12:2 says how: do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
We’re transformed or changed by the renewing of our minds. Our minds are like computers needing constant updates and virus removal in order to function properly. Over time we’ve all developed certain thought patterns, causing certain behaviors. Some can limit or even hurt us.
Renewing in the original language is the word we derive metamorphosis from. It’s used to describe the process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. It’s an incredible change! Caterpillars crawl around slowly with no clear direction, have a very limited perspective and are ‘attached’ to this earth. Plus they pull lots of ‘...
Posted on Jan 29, 2014
We live in a world where we have access to a fast-growing multitude of apps. I’d like to share three things about your prayer “app”:
First, you don’t need a mobile device for this app. When you become a believer in Jesus Christ, your heart becomes the “device” and is automatically activated to communicate with God. The Bible explains that at your new birth, you become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). Your heart becomes alive unto God—you literally carry a “hot spot.” Now, you are eligible for free and unlimited access to communicate with God.
Second, the prayer app also allows you to communicate anywhere with your Heavenly Father. Contrary to some traditions, you don’t have to be in a certain sacred place or assume a certain physical position in order to pray. Think about it: Daniel prayed from the lion’s den, Jonah from the belly of a whale, and Paul from prison...
Posted on Dec 27, 2013
Christmas is a special time of year. Growing up in Switzerland, I remember my dad buying fresh cut trees and my mother decorating them. We’d use real candles, which always bore a certain risk having my brothers and me around. Expectation and excitement increased exponentially as we approached Christmas Day. The closer we got, the slower time seemed to move. On Christmas Day we’d finally gather around the tree to unwrap presents. But the excitement was brief, more like little bursts from “present to present.” Later we’d found ourselves in our everyday routines with no real grasp about the meaning of Christmas. Everything went back to how it was: the candles were blown out, the tree was put outside for trash pickup and the presents lost their significance.
Let’s remember that real Christmas never stops. The lights don’t go out because Christ is the Light of the world. He came...