Category Archives: thoughts by Allan Mitchell

Confronting the Crucible of Choice

“’Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?’ . . . Jesus replied, ‘If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.’…. ‘All these I have kept,’ the young man said. ‘What do I still lack?’ Jesus … Continue reading

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Become a Brave-Heart Disciple

Dear Lord, Empower me to become a brave-heart disciple — a disciple never content with a static, stagnant faith experience. Create a constant spiritual discontent in my heart that can only subside by daily and wholly surrendering my life to your will. Amen. Continue reading

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Watch Out for Shifting Sand

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25 Continue reading

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Seeking the Source of Sound Wisdom

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have sound wisdom stored up for me. Help me to consider You as the primary source of council for life’s decisions. Clothe me with knowledge and understanding and protect me from the wisdom of the world, amen. Continue reading

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The Purpose of Pruning

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, ….he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” Continue reading

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Wherever He May Go

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of following You. Teach me obedience. May Your Holy Spirit teach me how to walk in Your footprints. Continue reading

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Audacious Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Continue reading

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Looking for Our Blessed Hope

“ For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope. Continue reading

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Who Do You Say that I Am?

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have…” 1 Peter 3:15 Continue reading

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Reflecting Our Father’s Family

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; … Continue reading

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Seeking Soul Significance

Seeking Soul Significance by Allan Mitchell. Do you yearn to live a life of significance? Continue reading

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The Other Side of Me

“…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant… just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:25 & 28 … Continue reading

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More than Just a Baby

As I re-juggled my “to do” list of Christmas preparations my thoughts bounced around the changes that have come and how Christmas will be somewhat different this year.  Changes…good changes, challenging changes, hard changes…the interesting mosaic of life. It’s different … Continue reading

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A Living Tapestry

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29 God created you in His image and designed an intricate plan … Continue reading

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Too Much Grey!

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Have you ever asked yourself, “What has this world … Continue reading

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