Posts filed under: Articles by Vikki

Focusing on Jesus is the key to a lifestyle of conversation with God. It goes hand-in-hand with learning to be. As we sit in silence with the Father, the goal is not...
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The result of a lifestyle of communion and conversation with God is rest. Before I realized who I am as a beloved daughter, I had no idea about rest. My mind was...
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At His baptism, Jesus was anointed and empowered to do the good works of His Father’s Kingdom. In this passage, the Greek word euergeteo, which is translated as “doing good,” can also...
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In Matthew 3 we find perhaps the clearest picture of Jesus’ personal experience of the Father’s love. At the start of His public ministry, Jesus went to the Jordan River...
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Like me, many believers have spent years in performance, trying to earn the love God has freely given them. They have become like the older brother. Because this mindset is...
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Like me, many believers have spent years in performance, trying to earn the love God has freely given them. They have become like the older brother. Because this mindset is...
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In the story of the two sons, we see God’s value for relationship over performance. That, of course, does not mean service to God isn’t important. Serving is part of...
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The first key a lifestyle of conversation with God is learning to be instead of do. Doing and being are two very different things. Simply put, doing encompasses all we...
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Our relationships can be organized into five stages, based on their intimacy. Every relationship begins as a casual one, and some progress to deeper levels of intimacy. Stage 1: Casual—I...
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Nicholas Herman, better known as Brother Lawrence, was a Carmelite monk in France in the mid to late 1600s. Before coming to the monastery near Paris, he was a soldier,...
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