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False Reverence

False Reverence

~ by Wild At Heart

This motive — reverence for God — is a slippery one. This lets in a great deal of the clutter that gets between us and God, because it seems like the proper thing to do.

“Papa, I come to you this morning” has a totally different feel than “Almighty God and Everlasting Father.” Even if you do not start out that way, addressing God with a coat-and-tie formality you would never have wanted between you and your dad will end up starching the relationship. “Papa” is what Jesus gave us.

Benevolent Detachment

Benevolent Detachment

~ by Wild At Heart

To make room for God to fill the vessel of our soul, we have to begin moving out some of the unnecessary clutter that continually accumulates there like the junk drawer in your kitchen. Everybody has a junk drawer, that black hole for car keys, pens, paper clips, gum, all the small flotsam and jetsam that accumulates over time. Our souls accumulate stuff, too, pulling it in like a magnet. And so Augustine said we must empty ourselves of all that fills us, so that we may be filled with what we are empty of. Over time I’ve found no better practice to help clear out my cluttered soul than the practice of benevolent detachment. The ability to let it go, walk away — not so much physically but emotionally, soulfully...

Living Authentically

Living Authentically

~ by Wild At Heart

To live as an authentic, ransomed, and redeemed woman means to be real and present in this moment. If we continue to hide, much will be lost. We cannot have intimacy with God or anyone else if we stay hidden and offer only who we think we ought to be or what we believe is wanted. We cannot play the ezer role we were meant to play if we remain bound by shame and fear, presenting only to the world the face we have learned is safe. You have only one life to live. It would be best to live your own...

Finding Soul Rest

Finding Soul Rest

~ By John Woodward

Friends who went camping described their enjoyable get-away. When I asked if they slept in a tent or trailer, they told me that they used hammocks. They tied the fabric between trees, suspended above the ground—a comfortable way to relax and get a good night’s sleep.

What a picture of rest. We need times of rest for our bodies, but we also long for a rest for our souls...

We Need Wisdom

We Need Wisdom

~ by Wild At Heart
 
As I reflect upon the mystery of the incarnation, and the great invasion of the kingdom that began under cover of darkness in a remote village in the Middle East, so many wonders flood my heart. The wild plan of God to come the way He did, where He did, when He did, as He did. The great battle in the heavens. The immense cost. The staggering series of events that began to unfold. It really is breathtaking, more than any other story ever told...

Spiritual Lifeline

Spiritual Lifeline

~ by Wild At Heart
 
As I reflect upon the mystery of the incarnation, and the great invasion of the kingdom that began under cover of darkness in a remote village in the Middle East, so many wonders flood my heart. The wild plan of God to come the way He did, where He did, when He did, as He did. The great battle in the heavens. The immense cost. The staggering series of events that began to unfold. It really is breathtaking, more than any other story ever told...

It Worked!

It Worked!

~ by Wild At Heart
 
As I reflect upon the mystery of the incarnation, and the great invasion of the kingdom that began under cover of darkness in a remote village in the Middle East, so many wonders flood my heart. The wild plan of God to come the way He did, where He did, when He did, as He did. The great battle in the heavens. The immense cost. The staggering series of events that began to unfold. It really is breathtaking, more than any other story ever told...

The Stream Of Counseling

The Stream Of Counseling

~ by Wild At Heart

The more you give the parts of your life over to Jesus, the more his life is able to invade yours. The relief alone is worth the price.

Last night Stasi and I were at a dinner party with friends we love and enjoy. It was one of those occasions where, for some reason, my internal world was not in sync with the external...

The Movements Of Your Heart

The Movements Of Your Heart

~ by Wild At Heart

The more you give the parts of your life over to Jesus, the more his life is able to invade yours. The relief alone is worth the price.

Last night Stasi and I were at a dinner party with friends we love and enjoy. It was one of those occasions where, for some reason, my internal world was not in sync with the external...

The Goal

The Goal

by Renée Berry I was reading a devo on questions Jesus asked and why they matter. I had never considered that when He said some hard things, especially John 6:54 concerning Communion, many followers deserted Him. John 6:54-56 (TPT) "Eternal life comes to the one...

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