Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Surrender category

Hiding

An acquaintance spoke with transparency of his journey to Jesus. He went from an obedient, academically, and athletically successful boy to a young man in college driven by status, greed,…

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ALL IN

The journey with Jesus is not for the faint of heart. It requires all of me. …

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An Impossible Requirement

God’s desire for me is abundant fruitfulness. He even gave me the prescription for this, …

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Surrender All

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. Galatians 2:20 NIV …

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When trouble comes...

When trouble comes I am so prone to look to myself or to others for answers. The end of that journey is often frustration and anger. My mentor in Hungary - a wise gentleman who had known suffering,…

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God's Demands vs. My Desires

"I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man." These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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What Water Am I Drinking?

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. John 4:14 NLT …

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Is God Enough?

Is God sufficient for all my needs? "Of course!" is my reflex response. But what am I really thinking? "If only I had this or that; if only my circumstances were different, then I…

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Strive or Surrender?

The world always told me to strive, and I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I worked diligently all my life. Even The Church encouraged me to strive: in Bible reading, prayer,…

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Spiritual Fitness

I enjoy the discipline of physical exercise because it fits my "to-do list" mentality. Yet, when I apply this same mentality to my spirtual life I often fall short. For instance, reading…

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