When self is no longer your focus.

What does it mean to die to yourself? In our self-indulgent culture, the call of Christ to deny oneself by living a selfless life sounds extreme and unnecessary. Most Christians live their lives completely focused on themselves; their own dreams, their own heartaches, and their own insecurities. Messages of self are everywhere. Christian stores are…

The road less taken.

A taste of what it truly means to live for God. There is something so beautiful about coming to the end of yourself. Yes, that is probably the scariest and most uncomfortable place to be in, but it is the place where we can most clearly see the face of God. God makes Himself found…

A fragrant offering.

Will your life bring God the highest of praise? Throughout history, there have been few who truly lived lives worthy of the calling they have received. These few were not afraid to stand alone or to be ridiculed because they didn’t fit the mold of the world around them. They did not rely on their…

When God sets the standard.

Breaking away from mediocre Christianity. The Church finds itself in the midst of a tragic dilemma. In our attempt of running away from legalism, it seems that we have abandoned holiness altogether. Why should we allow the fear of being labeled “legalistic” to keep us from becoming holy? The Christian life is one of becoming…

Not a second to waste.

The clock of life is ticking away. As I was driving home one day, I couldn’t help but notice the memorial stones from a cemetery nearby. Something inside me was telling me to go and explore. It was almost like a magnetic effect, I felt as if someone was calling my name and my eyes…

Why am I a Christian?

The secret behind the name. I’ve been thinking about my motivation for being a Christian. We don’t really ponder that as often as we should. Am I right? I mean, yes, we made the choice of becoming a Christian at some point in our lives. But why did we do it? And why do we still…