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Month: December 2010

Chewing on Scripture Day and Night

Chewing on Scripture Day and Night

I find the best description of reflection in Psalm 1: How well God must like you— you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon,  you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God‘s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night.  (Psalm 1:1-2 MSG) Chewing means thinking deeply about. If you think of a dog chewing on a bone you get the right idea about how we should chew on God’s word. Meditation…

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Putting Christmas into Practice!

Putting Christmas into Practice!

The second day of Christmas is a national holiday in Finland and many other European countries. This day is a good day to reflect what Christmas means in our everyday life. It was great to celebrate baby Jesus and welcome him to the world. But what does it mean to us that Jesus was born 2000 years ago? It is time to put Christmas into practice! It is time to put our faith into action! The fact that God chose…

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A Legend to Move Your Heart!

A Legend to Move Your Heart!

Far, far away in Siberia lived a good but poor king. He had always been told that when the Highest King would be born a star would proclaim his birth. As the poor king saw the star of Bethlehem, he knew right away that now the Highest King had been born. He chose the best things his country could offer: pearls, linen, fur, and honey to be his gifts to this new king and started his journey on his horse….

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Immanuel

Immanuel

It’s the fourth Advent Melodic Monday! Today’s song Immanuel has been written and is performed by Dave Hershey. It’s based on Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. What a wonderful prophecy fulfilled in Jesus! May this song bless you as you prepare your heart to celebrate Christmas! Gabriel sent from GOD to a girl in Nazareth Favored ONE the LORD…

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What Is Most Important Today?

What Is Most Important Today?

It’s not a trick question. But by answering it you will realize whether your life has the right perspective or not. What is most important today? It’s not finishing your Christmas shopping. It’s not clearing your to-do list (even if it is full of good and holy deeds). It’s not championing your life, either. The most important thing is to abide in God and feel his loving presence. God loves you and you need to abide in Him. If you…

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Dare to Choose Joy and Rejoice!

Dare to Choose Joy and Rejoice!

I just finished reading the historical books of the Old testament. What can I say? I am very glad for Christmas this year. What an awesome God! What a pitiful bunch of people we are! How dare we to be so selfish, sinful, and shameless! God, have mercy on us! Despite everything God sent his only son to the world.Despite everything God displays his love to us in Jesus.Despite of everything Jesus died and rose again to be in relationship…

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God Is With Us

God Is With Us

It’s the third Advent Melodic Monday! I’m a long time Casting Crowns fan and here is one of their Christmas songs I just love: God is with us. May this bless you as much as it has blessed me. How wonderful it is to have an awesome God who is in us, for us and with us. Hallelujah! The skies don’t seem to be as dark as usualThe stars seem brighter then they’ve been beforeDeep within I feel my soul…

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A Reality Check for Faith

A Reality Check for Faith

It does not matter how dark it gets outside. It does not matter how dark the world is. What matters is that you have Light inside of you. Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.”  (John 8:12, MSG) Claim the joy of Christ to be yours today and every single day of your life. Keep your light lit no…

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Finding The True Colors of Christmas

Finding The True Colors of Christmas

I love the season of Advent. But I do not love the commercializing of the season of Christmas. I do not love the lies we are tried to make to believe. Actually, now that I come to think of it, I hate the lies that try to take away the real meaning of Christmas, the lies that try to take away the true colors of Christmas. For example, there was recently a department store add stating boldly: Luxury belongs to…

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