The Lusts of the World

  For everything that belongs to the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle – is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God’s will remains forever.  1 John 2:16-17 (HCSB) All That Is Passing Away How desperately our arms want to reach out and grab ahold of all that is passing away! The things of this world call out to us with their false promises, tempting us to believe only in the things we can see. As we look at the material world around us, we are drawn to its enticing beauty, and we long to embrace Read More

A Radiant Life

If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.  A.W. Tozer A Longing for Brilliance Inside every one of us, there is a longing for brilliance. A desire to shine brightly with a sense of value and worth that is beyond ourselves. As children, we do not dream about becoming average. Instead, we dream about the amazing things we will do with our lives. With passion in our hearts, we imagine all of the ways our lives will be filled with the extraordinary. Our minds envision exciting, hope-filled pictures of the life that lies in front of us. However, Read More