READ: Song of Solomon 1, John 8, James 2 INTIMACY WITH THE KING For the most part we are satisfied with surface intimacies. Pure, deep, unadulterated intimacy is rare–even in Christian marriage. Song of Solomon unsettles us, for it unashamedly calls for the rawest intimacy with no less than God Himself. The poetic sexual imagery…

by Annie*, a Live Dead Arab World missionary I was talking with a friend recently about abiding. She remarked, “For me, afternoon works best. I set aside an hour at the ministry center where I spend most of my evenings. But it’s uncanny: no matter how much I clear my calendar and remove all potential…

READ: Numbers 4-6, Psalm 42, Mark 14, Romans 14 EXTRAVAGANCE In Mark 14 at the house of Simon the leper, a woman breaks an alabaster box of costly oil and lavishly, extravagantly anoints Jesus. Many of those observing her offering thought it a waste. Jesus thought differently. What the woman spent on Jesus (at cost…

READ: Leviticus 7-9, Psalm 34, Mark 6, Romans 6 BREATH PRAYER From the 4th to the 16th century, Christians prayed what they called “Breath Prayers.” The idea was to spend some time in reflection in order to identify what your heart really longed for from the Lord. What is it your spirit cries out for? What is…

READ: Exodus 34-36, Psalm 29, Mark 1, Romans 1 Mercy and Truth Truth without mercy kills. Mercy without truth corrupts. Intimacy in relationship is impossible without large doses of both. Chuck Miller points out that with grace alone you can have friendship – but you cannot have intimacy. Only when truth and grace intertwine do…

READ: Exodus 22-24, Psalm 25, Matthew 25, Acts 25 Further Up and Further In My favorite C.S Lewis Narnia Chronicle is The Last Battle. In the final chapter Narnians explore Aslan’s country, finding that the further in they press, the broader and more beautiful the land. God’s concentric circles expand the closer you press to…

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