Archive for January, 2008

Holiness
January 14, 2008

The Brethren in Christ (the church family of which I am a part) have been strongly influenced by the holiness tradition of the Wesleyan revival and the American holiness movement.
Richard Foster, in his book Streams of Living Water, comments on some of the positive implications of the biblical teaching on holiness:

Holiness is loving unity with God. It is an ever-expanding openness to the divine center. It is a growing, maturing, freely-given conformity to the will and ways of God. Holiness gives us our truest, fullest humanity. In holiness we become the persons we were created to be.

To which I add this prayer: God, grant that I and all Christians everywhere will live a supernatural life of truth, love and power because of our living connection with you, the living God.

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A Life Transformed
January 8, 2008

I have now completed writing the faith story of Ganesh Shah, from Nepal, whom I met in India in November 2007. His story follows… (more…)

Put Together Right
January 3, 2008

I love the way the New Testament presents a high view of what God can do in us by his grace and power.
For example, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24:
May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together – spirit, soul, and body – and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he’ll do it!
Made holy and whole – what a statement of what God can do in us! I want to keep my heart open to God so that he can fulfill this Scripture in me.