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Month: September 2017

Depend on God, Delight in Him

Depend on God, Delight in Him

Do you doubt God’s willingness or ability to take care of you today? Is it difficult for you to trust God to meet your needs today? It might feel a bit absurd for sure. We can’t see God. Hence, we doubt. But, let me tell you, God is real. He is alive and active and loves interacting with his children. God wants to take care of you and he wants you to delight in him. We are called to depend…

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God Is Faithful

God Is Faithful

Our God is so awesome. We are so blessed because our God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We can count on him to do what he has promised to do. God is faithful in all he does. Did you hear that? God is faithful in all he does, the Bible tells us so. For the word of the Lord is right and true;     he is faithful in all he does. (Ps. 33:4, NIV) The Lord is trustworthy in all he…

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How to Accept Others as Christ Accepted us

How to Accept Others as Christ Accepted us

Today’s word prompt is ‘accept’ at Five Minute Friday writing group. I was ready to write about accepting God’s gifts – the first thought that entered my mind – but then I stumbled upon Biblegateway’s verse of the day that had the word ‘accept’ woven into it: Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. (Romans 15:7, NIV,*) This changed my take on the prompt. Do you know how to accept others just…

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God Wants You to Be Happy with Him

God Wants You to Be Happy with Him

Do you want to be happy? I think we all do. Too often people think that God would not want them to be happy. Like God’s goal would be to make you unhappy. That doesn’t ring true, does it? Quite the opposite is true in fact. God wants you to be happy with him. You grant him blessings forever;     you make him happy         with the joy of your presence. (Psalm 21:6, CEB) With the words of Charles Spurgeon “Man was…

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Who Does Support You?

Who Does Support You?

When things go south who or what does support you? Having a support system is one of those things in life that make a huge difference. There are times when we need support. When we are down or weary, we need someone to lift us up. Who does support you? What kind of support system do you have? Does it work? Human support systems fail My experience is that any human support system – no matter how good and dedicated it…

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Spend Time in God’s Presence

Spend Time in God’s Presence

Do you have a lot of questions about life and faith? Are they keeping you away from God or are they bringing you closer to him? Don’t fight your questions, give them to God. He will answer them when you’re ready. Meanwhile, embrace your questions, live them and praise God in advance for answering you when the time is right. Instead of worrying about the answers, use your time more usefully: spend time in God’s presence. That’s from where all…

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Does Faith Work?

Does Faith Work?

What do you think? Does faith work or is it just a collection of meaningless religious rituals and a collection of outdated dogma? Too often people make their minds about this without testing it. Because if you do test-drive faith in Jesus, you will soon realize: it does work. How does faith work? It is a mystery. We don’t know how God operates. I find it wonderful that I can’t put God in a box. God is God and still,…

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How to Leave the Past Behind

How to Leave the Past Behind

Do you live too much in the past? Is it hard for you to move on and leave the past – its ups and downs – behind you? It’s harder than many of us think but it is possible. We all have things in our past that we’d like to disappear. But that’s not going to happen. What to do then? How can we leave the past behind? How to leave the past behind First of all, deal with your…

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Called to Love Our Neighbors

Called to Love Our Neighbors

Christian faith needs to be personal but it’s not meant to isolate us from others. We are members of the body of Christ, not our own entities. As J.B. Phillips points out “Christianity is not a religion at all but a way of life, a falling in love with God, and through him a falling in love with our fellows.” We have the privilege to be God’s beloved children. But all the love we receive from God is meant to…

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