Welcome to Perissos! Our prayer is that while you are here you can find resources that will help you expect, experience, and enjoy God in your life.
We will start off with the premise that God is always present, active, and loving. There are no judgments here.* When Scripture tells us to “come near to God and he will come near to you” we expect it. We don’t necessarily know how that will happen, but we make ourselves open to the possibility.
There’s no prescribed way to read any of these entries. If you want to follow along with each posting, you’re welcome to do so. If something grabs you one day, you’re welcome to stick with that meditation as long as you like. We encourage you to use this resource as best suits you.
We will occasionally offer teaching on different prayer practices. This might make some people uncomfortable–if so, don’t feel that you need to read it or follow it! For others it might be a welcome change of pace. We’re here to be a resource on your journey with God, not to prescribe it.
Because we come from a variety of Christian traditions and denominations, there may sometimes be viewpoints that are challenging to your particular theological understanding. We will also draw from a variety of Biblical translations. We urge you to be open and discerning about what you read here. Take what seems like “daily bread” and leave whatever feels like stale crumbs. You’re welcome to use your own preferred version when reading and meditating on Scripture.
Thank you for visiting Perissos! Please know that this is how we are praying for you:
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:15-21, NIV)
*If you are interested in learning more about what we believe, please read our Statement of Faith.