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Month: October 2015

Wholeness Is Possible

Wholeness Is Possible

Lately, I have been contemplating on wholeness. It seems to be the goal for every person on earth. According to Victor Frankl meaninglessness in our lives is a hole, an emptiness, in our lives. Whenever there is a vacuum we rush to fill it with things. We keep on trying one thing after another – shopping, money, work, sex, drugs, entertainment, relationships, hobbies – but nothing fills the hole. But God. Look at that man, bloated by self-importance—    full of…

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Go to God

Go to God

Last night my new class called Faith in Everyday Life started. I had been anticipating, praying and preparing for it for quite some time now. The class was well attended and it was a huge blessing to see how much enthusiasm for learning and growing in grace there was. One thing always amazes me after a speaking engagement is that I feel myself so empty. Peaceful but empty. Blessed but empty. Fulfilled but empty. Today it’s time for my own…

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Perfect in Christ

Perfect in Christ

Do you you feel inadequate somehow? Do you wish you’d be a bit different than you are? Would you like to be a bit less imperfect? I have good news for you today. Because of Jesus God accepts you as you are. And that’s not all of the good news. It gets better: When you are in Christ, you are made perfect. Outside of Christ you are imperfect, but in Christ, you are perfect.  For in Christ lives all the…

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Is Jesus Your Life?

Is Jesus Your Life?

Is Jesus your life or does something else hold the central stage in your life? This question made me pause as I read Hannah Whitall Smith’s book The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life. She writes “Most Christians understand the principle when it comes to salvation but lose sight of it in living Christian life. Then He was our Redeemer; now He is to be our Life” We need and want salvation. But how Christ can be our Life? We…

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What to Do When You Do Not Know

What to Do When You Do Not Know

Do you ever wonder what to do when you do not know what to do? Do you choose the first thing that comes along? Or do you become passive? Do you panic? Do you stress out? Life is full of times when we don’t know what to do. It’d be helpful to have a plan for those moments, don’t you think? Let’s see if we can figure out how to proceed when you’re clueless. We do not know what to…

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Glow in the Dark

Glow in the Dark

The world is a very dark place these days. You don’t want to be swallowed by the dark forces. What to do then? The spiritual answer is the same as for the pedestrians walking in the dark: Glow in the dark. But how can we do that? How can we glow in the dark? There’s no way we can glow in the dark on our own. We need help. But the help is near. When Moses came down from Mount…

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Blossoming Life

Blossoming Life

I was searching for Bible verses including the word ‘green’ and got a spiritual jolt while reading the Message version of Matthew 3:10. How about you? Does this jolt you into awareness of your own responsibility for blossoming life? What counts is your life. Is it green and blossoming? Because if it’s deadwood, it goes on the fire. (Matthew 3:10, MSG) Is your life green and blossoming? Or is it deadwood. Or something in between? I think we all want…

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Jesus – Save Us from Ourselves!

Jesus – Save Us from Ourselves!

Thank God he sent his only son to save us from ourselves. Without Christ we are self-indulgent, self-righteous, self-conscious self-rulers that are only interested in self-preservation and self-promotion. And, let me tell you, that’s not life. That’s slavery. But, like I said. Thank God he sent Jesus to save us from ourselves. Otherwise we’d be not only stuck in the rut but also doomed for eternal slavery. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that…

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Faith in Everyday Life

Faith in Everyday Life

How does your faith affect your everyday life? Or does it have an impact on your day to day affairs? (I would love to hear your answers in comments). You see, there are studies that states that faith that is not connected to everyday life deteriorates easily. We wouldn’t want that, would we? What to do then? How can we connect faith to everyday life? So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary…

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Trust with All Your Heart

Trust with All Your Heart

Do you trust God with all your heart? Or do you withdraw your trust when things start looking gloomy? That’s what we so often do. But trusting when things are going well is not really trusting, is it? Trusting starts when things get rough, don’t you think? That’s exactly when we need to decide to trust God. We are to live by faith and not by sight. This is time to put faith in action. Trust in the Lord with…

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