How to Pick Your Family

Brian Fannin Community, Discipleship, Family, Walking with God Leave a Comment

Let me walk you through one of childhood’s greatest nightmares. Wait! Before you move to a new article, that was just me being dramatic. Kind of. This nightmare was kickball. Or playground sports in general. Remember that age-old tradition of the two (usually self-appointed) captains having to pick their players? One-by-one we would line up to be assessed on our …

Racial Colorblindness from a Color Blind Man’s Eyes

John Flowers Community, Family, Growth, Overcoming Fear, Prayer Leave a Comment

My mom cried when I showed her a picture of the way I see colors. It is indeed a sad reality when I stop to think about it.

Here is my bone to pick with the idea of being racially colorblind: that reality is extremely unfortunate.

Why would you want to settle for only 25% of the beauty in the world? Why would you want to limit your experience of humanity and creation to just a quarter of what is possible?

Grace that Empowers

JoAnna Fannin Fear, God's Love, Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by JoAnna Fannin One of the biggest blocks in many Christian’s lives – that keeps them from walking in freedom – is shame. Shame is defined as a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. Our human nature has typically been conditioned to avoid the pain of embarrassment or humiliation, so when we find ourselves guilty, falling …

What Fuels Your Anointing

Kim Berg Authority, Awakening, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by Kim Berg “Your anointing does NOT fuel your assignment.” That is an intense statement to unpack. In a perfect world, in whatever holy, divine office that the Father asked me to step in to, I’d want to just drip oil and bless everyone I come across…I would ABSOLUTELY bless myself! This has not been my path though. It has …

The Consequences of Careless Words

JoAnna Fannin Authority, Community Leave a Comment

“I tell you, on the day of judgement people will give account for every careless word they speak for by your words you will be justified, and by words you will be condemned.” Matt. 12:36-37 I’m not sure that there is more sobering verse I could type at the top of this page, but there it is. I was just …

Prophecy and the Awkward Side of Obedience

John Flowers Evangelism, Hearing God, Overcoming Fear, Walking with God Leave a Comment

If I can remove myself from the center of the moment and allow Christ to be the center, then I can rightly perceive the whole situation. This is the parable that Jesus told about the servant who didn’t get congratulated for simply doing the job that was given to them by the Master (Luke 17:7-10). We don’t get extra credit for doing our assignment. When we look for applause or approval in prophetic ministry, we are short-changing the reward of God. We don’t get to satisfy ourselves, then have Abba reward us with a second helping. We choose who is in charge of our reward. It is either Abba or us.

Freedom Songs

Jessie Flowers Awakening, Prayer Leave a Comment

Free hearts cause overflow in free mouths that produce free songs. These true freedom songs shake foundations and bring freedom to the world around them. It starts on the inside first. Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). External circumstances will never fully produce the freedom we all long for. That freedom is found in Christ alone and happens first within us. Then, next, it flows from us. Creation is groaning and awaiting the children of God to be revealed. What song are we singing?

David’s Tabernacle: Building Altars of Prayer and Worship in Our Cities

Michael Thornton Awakening, Prayer Leave a Comment

If David’s harp drove demons out of the King, then why can’t someone’s guitar played for God drive out evil forces over cities? It’s time to build altars of unending altars of worship & prayer in our homes, communities, and cities.