The Daily Orientation

A New Way of Life

Come to God through the narrow gate, because the wide gate and broad path is the way that leads to destruction—nearly everyone chooses that crowded road! The narrow gate and the difficult way leads to eternal life—so few even find it!

Jesus, Matthew 7:13-14

Redefining Seeing

Seeing means the ability to observe. It means having a more accurate perception and interpretation. Seeing is the ability to employ spiritual reasoning through prayerful thought and conversation with Christ, ongoing questions, and paying attention to God’s answers and counter-questions that he may impress on you.

When Do You Feel Most Alive?

For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, and it pierces more sharply than a two-edged sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts.

Hebrews 4:12

The Source of Our Identity

You hear it all the time from the pulpit and on the radio, and you read it in hundreds of Christian books: We’re just sinners saved by grace. Forgiven, yes, but at heart still just sinners. That’s the propaganda about our identity.

But is it true? Are you a sinner, or are you a good man who sins? Is the sin you? Or is the sin in you?

Love

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him.

Letting Love Flow Freely

Consider the prostitute who washed the feet of Jesus with costly perfume mingled with her tears, and who dried his feet with the hair on her head. What desperate courage it must have taken for her to step into the house of a Pharisee (one of the self-righteous, judgmental pastors of Jesus’ day) and perform such an act. She saw a way out, a way to move from the life she had fallen into for whatever reason, and she took the risk of betting on Jesus.

It is as True for Feminine Hearts

It is a rare soul indeed who has been sought after for who she is - not because of what she can do, or what others gain from her, but simply for herself. Can you recall a time when a significant someone in your life sat you down with the sole purpose of wanting to know your heart more deeply, fully expecting to enjoy what he found there?

Brent Curtis, The Sacred Romance

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