Flowing Faith

June 29, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Grace – Pardon AND Power

We can’t force holiness on people. No matter how we would like to do it. There’s no way we can dictate how people should act. That’s not how grace works. That’s law all over again. That’s living like Christ had … Continue reading

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June 27, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God-Seekers, Be Jubilant!

Do you take God seriously? Do you trust God to fulfill his promises? If you do….then be jubilant! Be exuberant! Our God is an awesome God! Why do we then drag along without joy? We forget to remember the good … Continue reading

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June 25, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How Can I Fit God in My Life?

Are you so busy that you don’t have time to fit God in your life? We tend to get so crazy-buzy sometimes that it feels that we barely have time to breath. It might feel an added burden to find … Continue reading

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June 22, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Choosing Light over Darkness

This is a wonderful time of year in Finland. Our summers are not that hot but we really do have light in abundance. You’ve probably heard of the Midnight sun when the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Those … Continue reading

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June 20, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Being in God’s Presence

The word God gave me for this year is devotion. Hence I’ve been trying to learn to sit in God’s presence without my own agenda. Just to enjoy God. Nothing else. In January I wrote: “I want to be seen … Continue reading

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June 18, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Out of Our Comfort Zones

Do you choose your own comfort over following Christ? What’s your excuse to not to surrender everything to God? Tough questions. But these were the questions that the Holy Spirit asked me while reading these verses from Luke: On the … Continue reading

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June 15, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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No Meaning Apart from God

Is life worth living? Is there purpose for your life? The writer of Ecclesiastes seeks answers for these existential questions. And most of us ask them at some point of our lives. Why on earth are we here for? What’s … Continue reading

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June 13, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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(Un)just Like Jonah

We all know the the story of Jonah. We chuckle, we might find Jonah even endearing. We might marvel how God caught this runaway and especially how Jonah moved from being prayerless to praise-filled in the belly of the whale. … Continue reading

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June 11, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Following Christ, Surrendering Egos

One of the biggest reasons why people keep from truly following Christ is the belief that then life would be boring and, at least, all the fun would be cancelled. People are not ready to bury their dreams. It might … Continue reading

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June 8, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Be Light!

You’ve probably heard the story of a little boy sitting in a church and asking his mom who were the people in the stained glass windows. She told him that they were saints. And after awhile the boy responded “Oh, … Continue reading

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