Declaration!

The Lord has provided us with SO many weapons of warfare. “Declaration” is a powerful one. As Christians, we have been grafted by our faith in Christ and His completed work on the cross and His resurrection from death into God’s chosen people of Israel. I recently read that, because of that grafted positioning, weContinue reading “Declaration!”

Boot Camp 10

This final posting about My Top 10 List in the Lord’s Boot Camp focuses on #10 Serving. I am sure that as a child you were told, as was I, to follow the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That wisdom comes from Jesus when He toldContinue reading “Boot Camp 10”

Boot Camp 9

Fellowship, item #9 on My Top 10 List, is a basic need for humans. In Genesis 2, God said that it wasn’t good for man to be alone and so He created a helper suitable for man. Though many of us recharge during our “alone time”, even the most introverted person that I know willContinue reading “Boot Camp 9”

Boot Camp 8

Number 8 on My Top Ten List is Abiding. When you respond to the Lord from a place of abiding in Him, you bear good fruit for the Kingdom because you are nourished by your relationship with the Father through the work of Jesus and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Your actions are in response toContinue reading “Boot Camp 8”

Boot Camp 7

Responding is item #7 on My Top 10 List. After submitting, worshipping, meeting with God through His Word and prayer, listening to what He is speaking, and integrating His words and revelations into your body, soul and spirit, it is time to respond – to obey or to act. From the Old Testament: Psalm 119:34Continue reading “Boot Camp 7”

Boot Camp 6

Today’s Boot Camp message is about #6 on My Top 10 List – Integrating. This involves embracing and incorporating what the Lord reveals to you. Integrate – 1 : to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole : unite. 2a : to incorporate into a larger unit. b : to unite withContinue reading “Boot Camp 6”

Boot Camp 5

Proverbs 1:5 (NASB) “A man will hear and increase in learning…” Today’s focus from my “Top 10 List” in on listening. Submission Gratitude and Praise Nourishment – Daily Diet of the Word Prayer Listening Integrating Responding Abiding Fellowship Serving The Hebrew word for listen is “schema” which implies not only hearing, but also obeying. InContinue reading “Boot Camp 5”

Boot Camp 4

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT) “Never stop praying.” Luke 18:1 (NLT) “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” Prayer is the fourth item on My Top 10 List in the Boot Camp blogs. Prayer is intended to be an endless, flowing, two-way conversation withContinue reading “Boot Camp 4”

Boot Camp 3

Nourishment – Daily Diet of the Word is the focus of today’s Boot Camp blog. Topics covered in previous blogs from My Top 10 List include Submission in “Boot Camp 1” and Gratitude and Praise in “Boot Camp 2”. Most people that I know like something sweet to eat, at least occasionally. There are allContinue reading “Boot Camp 3”

Boot Camp 1

There is quite the variety of boot camps these days – baby boot camps, correctional boot camps, technology boot camps, and fitness boot camps, to name a few. Of course, the type with which we are likely most familiar are military boot camps. “Basic Training — often called boot camp — prepares recruits for allContinue reading “Boot Camp 1”