The weeks following Dustin’s salvation, I found him boldly praying for healing over people’s bodies, lovingly encouraging myself when I was down cast, wrestling with hearing God’s voice in his spirit, and putting on the new self.
All of it — like feeding mud to the starving. It fills the belly for a few hours but does nothing to save a life. If anything, it only slows the urgency, numbs the senses that would otherwise motivate a search for something deeply nourishing.
Amy Chastain joined the CITYLIGHTS staff earlier this year as director of our CITYKIDS and LittleLIGHTS children's environments. Read on to learn more about Amy...
When we forget we are living in God's portion we start striving for a paycheck. We see life as a competition to be fought and won instead of a gift to receive.
Have you heard us talking about the Swamp Rabbit property and wondered what that's all about? We've interviewed Pastor Chris Armfield to give you some details and the opportunity to hear his heart for the property and the neighborhood to which it belongs.
Practically speaking, “exalting Jesus” means that He is and will be what we are primarily about when we are together and when we are sent out. Sure, we will talk about relevant issues like weather, politics, recreation, family, delicious food, etc., but our attention will always be defined and refined by His surpassing worth.
Eternal life is both quantitative and qualitative. Life according to Jesus should be a Joy Story. When life is a “have-to” we must escape from it. When life is a “get to” we can rest in it.