Do You Notice Signs of the Seasons Changing? Jesus Used Seasonal Change to Show How He Fulfilled These 3 Signs of Epic Spiritual Change

Jim Doenges with CCU students at Maroon Bells

Like everything in nature, God has woven mysteriously into the fabric of Creation millions of metaphors that are meant to point us to him. Seasonal change is one of the big ones. In Luke 12:54-56, Jesus used the signs of seasonal change to point to himself as the Savior of the world.

Why I Went Camo for My Quiet Time with God | Reflecting on Matthew 6:6

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” -Matthew 6:6 This morning I got up really early for my quiet time with God which is becoming more of a custom for […]

Go Outdoors to Give Yourself a Tune Up in Leadership Skills

God  has used the wilderness throughout all of history to tune up and shape leadership skills for his grand purposes in the world. One of the most straightforward texts in the Bible that illustrates the type of development a person can experience by spending regular time in the wilderness is 1 Samuel 17:34-37. We often […]

Planning: Struggle to Complete Plans? Draw Water Daily-Proverbs 20:5

The next time you’re in the wilderness, waking up really early before everyone else–going down to the stream to collect water, remember that this may be a small act of service, but it is an illustration of a much larger and more profound discipline of how to faithfully complete our plans.

Is it the Experience that Makes Us Stronger? Or is it God?

The next time you find you are in the middle of an epic challenge, whether you are succeeding or failing, stop and recognize what is going on… God is using that experience to show you a window into your soul.

Danger of Viewing the World from Behind a Desk & Smartphone

Wilderness ministry is so vital for the church today. We are all so “busy” but often that busyness is from behind a desk, computer, or laptop—and from there we can only see a small sliver of the world. The dangerous reality is that from there, we only get a small peephole view into people’s souls.