Category Archives: thoughts by Francis Frangipane

Bitterness in the Garden of Our Hearts

“See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled” Hebrews 12:15 It is impossible to pass through this world without being … Continue reading

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Be Anxious for Nothing

Jesus says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew. 11:28-30). Continue reading

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Love Motivated Warfare

If there is a natural fight instinct, there is a spiritual fight mode as well. It just needs to be awakened, submitted to Christ, and then unleashed against the enemy. If you have a love mode, you also have a war mode. God has created the war mode so we can protect the people we love. Continue reading

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The Stronghold of Christ’s Likeness

The purpose of all aspects of spirituality, warfare included, is to bring us into the image of Christ. Nothing — not worship or warfare, neither love nor deliverance — is truly attainable if we miss the singular objective of our faith: Christlikeness. Continue reading

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When Trust is Established

Trust – As He has been to us, so He wants us to be toward others, even those who may appear hostile and alienated from us. We must be willing to let ourselves be wounded, even repeatedly if necessary, in pursuit of healing relationships. We must prove, not just in word but in deed that our love is real. Continue reading

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The Greatest in God’s Kingdom

In Heaven, perfection is measured, not in degrees of self-sufficiency, but in degrees of dependency and surrender. This is greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven: to possess a humble heart. Continue reading

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Behold How He Loves Us

Our capacity to actually dwell in Christ’s presence is based upon knowing the true nature of God. If we see Him as a loving Father, we will draw near; if He seems to be a harsh judge, we will withdraw. … Continue reading

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Possessing the Redeemer’s Mind

As Christians, we spend too much time battling basic, elementary battles: The fact is, God has so much more for us. Continue reading

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The True Foundation

#DailyDevotional THE TRUE FOUNDATION. Christ Himself is the eternal blueprint for our lives. Only in studying Him, in measuring ourselves by Him, do we grow securely upon the foundation of God. Continue reading

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Becoming A People of Mercy

Mercy, Not Wrath. The church was created not to fulfill God’s wrath, but to complete His mercy. True prayer is born of love and comes in the midst of need. Continue reading

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Life Giving Spirit

As Christians our faith tells us that Christ died as payment for our sins. We believe He actually rose from the grave as proof that He was indeed sent by God. Yet it is also our conviction that, upon this … Continue reading

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He Will Make a Way

Devotional: He Will Make a Way. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Continue reading

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Becoming a Fragrance of Christ to God

Devotional: Today, the church is overstocked with Christians whose love has grown cold. On the other hand, intercessory prayer is a sweet aroma to God. Continue reading

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The Gift of Discernment

If we will serve with true discernment, our perception must be renewed until we see life through the eyes of Christ the Redeemer. To Discern, You Cannot Judge We will never possess mature, ongoing discernment until we crucify our instincts … Continue reading

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Follow Your Hunger

Today too many Christians have lost their hunger for God. Instead of coming into the Lord’s presence hungry for more of His fullness, our thoughts are held hostage to worldly pursuits and fleshly distractions. At best we are merely curious … Continue reading

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