Hope is dangerous. Where there is hope there is genuine risk. It's this risk that keeps many from actually pursuing God for a ministry of healing; and it's this hope that, if deferred, can make healing ministry so painful. The Price of Conviction Scripture convinces me that it is always God's will to heal. Jesus … Continue reading What to Do When Healing Isn’t Happening
Living a miraculous life requires genuine intimacy with Jesus, a solid biblical understanding of our union with Christ, and faith accompanied by risk. While nothing can replace your own personal Bible study and prayer life, I have found a few resources that have been huge encouragements to me along the way to living a life … Continue reading 7 Encouraging Resources to Catapult you into a Life of Miracles
Prayer seems to be a forgotten art in the lives of many Christians. All too often, Church prayer meetings go unattended or abandoned altogether and prayer closets are filled with cobwebs. What happened to prayer? I think I may have put my finger on what caused the flame to dwindle on the altar of prayer, and how we can reignite the fire.
I recently had a particularly negative experience trying to share the Gospel. I saw a man with a walker in a parking lot. I stopped my car and approached him. I introduced myself and asked if I could pray for him. "No," came the gentleman's reply, "get the h*** out of here!" Not to be … Continue reading When Sharing the Gospel Goes Very Poorly
Ask ten people what faith is, and you're likely to get ten different responses. It's important to know what faith entails because apparently you can't please God without it. (See Hebrews 11:6.) Faith is essential for receiving salvation and for the miraculous to be active in our lives. So what are we talking about when … Continue reading What is Faith and How Do We Grow in It?
People are often shocked to hear I struggle with clinical depression. One dear friend, when I told him that I was depressed, stared with mouth open and said "You?! Really?!"
Yeah. Me. Sure, I've seen many healed of all kinds of physical and mental disorders, including depression, but I am in the process of being healed of it myself. While I have battled it off and on throughout my childhood, things really got bad for me about a year ago.
Sarah came to the university where I minister this year. Excited to start a new adventure as a college student, Sarah was also hoping that her new adventure as a college student would change something. She was lost, hopeless, depressed, and desperately trying to escape her hell of a childhood. Sarah had no idea that at school she would meet Jesus, and that He was what she wanted all along.
As someone who is constantly engaged in evangelism, I am often tempted to define myself by what I do, rather than who I am in Christ. In my life, this identity error has led to insecurity, pride, and eventually a long period of burnout. My motivations were wrong because the very Gospel I was trying … Continue reading Insecurity, Burnout, and the Gospel
Levi and his girlfriend, Kacey, were typical college freshmen. They liked to drink, party, and do all of the other things freshmen do. Levi was raised in an atheistic home and Kacey was running from her Christian upbringing as fast as her legs could carry her. Until the day the Holy Spirit whispered in my ear.
When it comes to healing or prophecy, many people are terrified to step out because they are afraid of getting it wrong, or having nothing happen when they pray. I understand this fear, I've let it control me at times.