Month: May 2011

Suffering ~ The Proof of Sonship

SUFFERING – THE PROOF OF SONSHIP …and if (we) are children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.  Romans 8:16             Why is suffering talked about … Continue reading Suffering ~ The Proof of Sonship

A Heart That Leaps

A HEART THAT LEAPS The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.  Romans 8:16          I’ve read this verse for years but never knew what it really meant until God showed me one morning what my heart does when … Continue reading A Heart That Leaps

Adopted! And That’s Final!

ADOPTED! AND THAT’S FINAL For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”  Romans 8:15          It’s really hard to say what might be … Continue reading Adopted! And That’s Final!

Are We All Children Of God?

ARE WE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD? For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.  Roman 8:14          Isn’t everyone who lives on planet earth God’s child?  Many think so and refer to the human race as children of God.  … Continue reading Are We All Children Of God?

A Gift You Can Trust

A GIFT YOU CAN TRUST So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.  Romans 8:12          Gifts are funny things.  The giving of them can be altruistic; the giver loves me and I feel loved by receiving … Continue reading A Gift You Can Trust

My Fuel Of Choice

MY FUEL OF CHOICE But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Romans 8: 10          I’ve been up a while praying.  Convicted.  Aware that something is out of sync and asking … Continue reading My Fuel Of Choice

Alive To You

ALIVE TO YOU But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Romans 8:10          How does a child of God explain the spiritual phenomenon of what it’s like to be God’s child?  … Continue reading Alive To You

Profile Of An Enemy

PROFILE OF AN ENEMY For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.  Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  Romans 8:7-8          Sometimes it’s helpful for me … Continue reading Profile Of An Enemy

THE LIVING DEAD

THE LIVING DEAD For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.  Romans 8:6          So many emails came yesterday that it wasn’t possible to respond to each of you.  I was … Continue reading THE LIVING DEAD

Carnal Christian or Unbeliever?

CARNAL CHRISTIAN OR UNBELIEVER? For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.  Romans 8:5          Bear with me.  There … Continue reading Carnal Christian or Unbeliever?