Submission to God

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:6). I consider submission to God a discipline of abstinence because its about denying ourselves the power or privilege we want. We’re choosing not to make things happen for ourselves, not to control people or situations even…

Fasting

While fasting Jesus said, “My food, is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” (John 4:34). Fasting as a discipline for the spiritual life is a primary discipline of abstinence or self-denial. Properly understood, Fasting is Feasting. Jesus shows us this and it’s why he taught us, “When you fast do not be…

Pictures for Healing our Image of God

Your image of God is the most important aspect of your psychological makeup. Probably, like most people, you’ve picked up some damaging distortions in your heartfelt understanding of God. This especially happens when we experience emotional wounds or deficits in childhood and then project these onto God. We need the Word of God to wash…