Spiritual Beloved Child, 1st Developmental Cycle

Begin with a spiritual beloved child. And think on spiritual development on our journey as Christians! God continues to infuse us with His initiating first-love, our fuel for lifelong LifeChange. Fundamentally, we must see God’s Big-picture view to naturally prepare us for life and ministry flowing from the spiritual seed or DNA with which God … Read more

Spiritual Warrior, 2nd Development Cycle

Engage God’s presence… …both as our caring Father in the Family of God, …and also as our conquering King in the Kingdom of God. If you have settled by limiting your identity to a “beloved child” of God, a spiritual “warrior” may rock your boat. It’s true. We will always be our Father’s “beloved child.” … Read more

Spiritual Dad and Spiritual Grandpa, 3rd Cycle

A spiritual dad. John describes both of the first two spiritual cycles… …with three relatively clear, distinct markers. Not so this 3rd cycle of a spiritual dad and spiritual grandpa! “Him who is from the beginning!” I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning (1 John 2:13-14, emphasis). … Read more

Renewal, Experiencing Personal and Corporate

Renewal in seasons and rhythms, progress and growth… …are normal and expected in all life. Look at nature for a reflection of God’s design. Daybreak and evening. Four seasons, summer, fall, winter and spring. Oak trees grow six weeks during the summer and solidify in the winter. On still nights, the earth gets a gentle … Read more

Third Cycle: A Spiritual Grandpa of Him Who Is from the Beginning

Spiritual Grandpa I do wish John had given us clearer markers for this third cycle of life as a spiritual grandpa! John describes each of the first two Christian spiritual developmental stages with three clear markers. Not so this stage! So cryptic. Indefinite (“him who” rather than specifically Jesus, or our “Father” like with “beloved … Read more