Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

To the beloved, whom I love in truth:  I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers; just as you walk in the truth.

I have learned (from one who has discipled me) that giving away books can be one of the best ways to encourage, edify and equip someone.  I am constantly on the lookout for opportunities to meet a spiritual need with one of my favorite books.  I encourage you to do the same.

Each year, God introduces me to one or two books that are particularly encouraging and edifying.  This year, I have been exceedingly blessed.  Here are a few recommendations for your reading pleasure:

  • The Power of His Resurrection; T. Austin Sparks – Sparks uses the lives of Elijah and Elisha to bring forth the truths of resurrection living.  All of his works are available free online.
  • Letters of a Modern Mystic; Frank C. Laubach – Much like Practicing the Presence of God (by Brother Lawrence), this little book give instruction in the way of conscious moment-by-moment communion with God.
  • The Latent Power of the Soul; Watchman Nee – A timely warning against the use of soul power in the work of ministry.
  • Abide in Christ; Andrew Murray – This book, by my favorite author, has encouraged me greatly in the reality and possibility of truly abiding – even continually – with the source of life, love and power.
  • The Power of the Spirit; William Law – Written in the 1700’s, Andrew Murray had this book republished in 1896 because, “In all my reading I have never found anyone who has so helped me in understanding the Scripture truth of the work of the Holy Spirit.”

There is something of a theme here:  Living solely from the power of our life in Christ.  In light of that, let me share a closing thought.

I am concerned with a trend in the church.  It seems to me that many are talking and acting like “taking authority” is a good thing; like a branch can become a vine of its own volition.  This is not supported in Scripture.  Authority is given, and must be received; but, taking it from God will lead to disaster (see Matthew 7:21-23).  Please be careful.

Prayer Requests

  • Beth’s sister, Melissa, passed on to be with the Lord.  She is happy, and the One Who paid the price for her redemption is well pleased; but those of us that remain are grieving.  Please pray that God would fill the void.
  • Pray for your brothers and sisters that are enduring persecution – as if chained with them.
  • Please pray for wisdom and the resources we need for our next book; and the accompanying virtual classroom experiment.
  • Pray for Beth and me as we seek the Lord’s desires for the next season of our adventure together.

Partnering with inLight Consulting

God’s purpose for inLight Consulting is beyond human capability. We are desperately dependent on Him; and would have it no other way.

We are grateful for the continued support of those that trust God to use this ministry to further His kingdom.  Please pray for our vision and mission.

Share the truths you find here with the leaders in your life; it will make them free.

God bless you with wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; and may He give you the grace and courage to walk in the work He has prepared for you.

Humbly yours and forever His,