Personal (and Corporate) Conviction

In my study of Jonathan Edwards, I came across a biographical section where the town he ministered in experienced a “mini” revival. Edwards wrote: “The town seemed to be full of the presence of God; it never was so full of love, nor so full of joy….There were remarkable tokens of God’s presence in almost every house…everyone [was] earnestly intent on the public worship.” I know I’m far from perfect; even my worship is tainted with sin and selfishness. I also know that God is not finished with me. And I am sure of this, that he who began a … Continue reading Personal (and Corporate) Conviction

thoughts after posting about hope…

I was reminded, after posting about God’s promise of my secure inheritance, of a verse in the New Testament. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 More proof! I love knowing my God will not fail me, even if I fail Him. He alone began the work of salvation in me and He alone can complete it. When I became a follower of Christ, He saved me from the penalty of sin. Currently, I am being saved from the … Continue reading thoughts after posting about hope…

Guess what? More mirrors.

My personal study at the moment finds its location in the fifth chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia. I am currently studying the concept of Christian liberty…a.k.a. freedom. One of the cross-references I am using is 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (Not only does this tie into my … Continue reading Guess what? More mirrors.


The definition of consecrate is to be set apart, sanctified; elsewhere, it is the devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God. In the New Testament, Christians are considered consecrated to the Lord: ~~~ “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light….” 1 Peter 2:9 ~~~ Would it be that my life, every day, would be one that is consecrated to the Lord…not just on … Continue reading Consecration