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Month: June 2011

Exhaling Selfishness, Inhaling the Holy Spirit (re-post)

Exhaling Selfishness, Inhaling the Holy Spirit (re-post)

  Before we can pray, “Lord, Thy Kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, “My Kingdom go” says Alan Redpath. There really is no room for two kings in a kingdom. There is no room for two bosses in your heart, either. Someone must surrender. Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action…

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Do Not Diminish God in You!

Do Not Diminish God in You!

Do you have difficulties trusting that God really loves you? Don’t let that kind of doubts eat you up. Take God and his promises seriously. Because he is really serious about loving and caring for you. When you doubt God, you diminish God in your life. And when we diminish him, we diminish ourselves at the same time. Because in Him we find our true selves. Be everything God created you to be, exceptional in every sense! So cut off…

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Make Your Life Count!

Make Your Life Count!

Over the weekend some of the quotes I tweeted got very enthusiastic responses from the tweeting community. I realized they have a common theme and thought I’d explore this a bit further. Especially when my daily Bible reading seemed to answer the yearnings of these quotes. “Life is too short not to spend it doing what God wants us to do.” (Jack Hyles) Life seems to fly by. The biggest threat seems to be that we don’t get anything done…

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Nothing Is Impossible with God!

Nothing Is Impossible with God!

Do you remember the Rubiks’s cube? Or “magic cube” as they also called it? Did you ever solve it? It felt it was impossible to solve it. Just like the problems we face in every day life, they seem impossible. But that’s just how they look from our perspective. We can’t see in the future. We don’t know how things are interconnected. We don’t have magic powers. Still we are not to give up! Angel Gabriel told Mary: “And did…

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Let God Define You!

Let God Define You!

Don’t let the world define you. You are a child of God. Your value derives directly from God. As a heir of Almighty God your value is beyond measure. It doesn’t matter whether you’re single or divorced. It doesn’t matter if you’re jobless or homeless. it doesn’t matter if you’re sick or handicapped. Don’t let those things define you. Let God take over your life and step into freedom in Christ! And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or…

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God Keeps His Promises for You!

God Keeps His Promises for You!

Waiting on God is hard. But I have learned that it is wise to wait for God’s timing. I have also learned that God’s word is truly trustworthy. God does not break his promises. God can’t break his word. Because he is God. When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham…

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God Not Only Loves You Very Much

God Not Only Loves You Very Much

I always feel awkward when someone says “You can be anything you want to”, because that’s not true. We do have limitations. We are not gifted in all areas of life. We don’t have equal opportunities. But thank God that’s not the end of it. As MaxLucado has said: “You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be”. That is SO true! We can be everything God wants us to be!…

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Spiritual Strength-Training (re-post)

Spiritual Strength-Training (re-post)

Why on earth would we need spiritual strength-training? The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that few definitions of strength are capacity for exertion or endurance, power to resist force, and power of resisting attack. These are all qualities needed in spiritual life! God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the…

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Share the Joy of Water!

Share the Joy of Water!

The gift of baptism is mind-blowing. When we go under the water we drown our sins. When we come out of the baptismal water we have a free life in Jesus. Experiencing the forgiveness of sins is one of the most amazing things in life. We need to remind ourselves of this gift and receive it every single day. Being alive in Christ is the best thing than can ever happen to us. It’s not our doing but we can…

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Citizens of High Heaven

Citizens of High Heaven

The reality -or even just a feeling- of homelessness is not fun. We hate the insecurity it brings to us. Over a dozen years ago I stored my stuff in order to study abroad. Tearing down my home was hard. Somehow as an adult I felt worthless to not to have a permanent home address. But God -who is rich in mercy- taught me a lesson I won’t forget. Gently I was probed to look for the foundation of my…

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