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Being Loved by Jesus

Love is encouraging the fulfillment of all righteous desires – mine or yours. A righteous desire is a desire that is not motivated by fear. – Scott Stover https://scottstover.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/talkin-bout-love/   I wrote recently about “Loving Jesus”.  This morning I realized, “Duh!  Relationships must go two ways!”  So, how about “Being Loved by Jesus”? How does […]

Loving Jesus

 “Love is trust, complete, thoughtless, instinctive, self-defining trust.  Love is the biblical “charity” – the pure love of Christ.  Love is light.” – Scott Stover https://scottstover.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/talkin-bout-love/ I discovered this morning that, when I pray, I am using Christ.  I go to Him for comfort – to tell me that I’m ok. I go to Him […]

Conversations with God #8 – Of Eternal Life

“Lord, I promised I would seek to know you.  I’ve tried really hard to keep that promise.  I’ve learned that I can’t really know you if that knowledge is filtered through the vision or knowledge of others, so I am seeking to come directly to you.  So, Lord, please tell me…who are you…REALLY??!!” The response […]

Talkin’ ’bout Love

 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 Lord, nothing that is in me, or of me, is hidden from you. I promised long ago that I would seek to know you. I now realize that the true goal is to […]

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

I try often to write of my understanding of the gospel, of truth, in different words than those found in the canon of scripture.  This is typically a means of improving my own understanding, like if I can reword what the scriptures say, I somehow “prove” it.  It is also a means of integrating truths […]

Whosoever Believeth in me…

Peace, kindness, mercy, joy, faith, trust, empathy, understanding, patience, encouragement…love…these are life. These are things that bind us together. They are characteristics of Christ – they are components of His nature, as much as we have words to describe it – and they are life – even everlasting life.   Fear, guilt, uncertainty, jealousy, pride, […]

A Voice of Contention, or a Voice of Faith?

It appears that I have often been a voice of contention recently. I have tried hard to never condemn or accuse people, only ideas. I don’t think I have ever accused anyone of being evil or hypocritical, but I have criticized things that have been written. I have, however, been accused – both overtly and […]