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A Sacrifice or a Privilege?

A Sacrifice or a Privilege?

C.T.Studd has said “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him”. I agree wholeheartedly. But I also agree with Dr. David Livingstone asking “If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?…People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no…

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You’ve Got a God-Given Dream…Now What?

You’ve Got a God-Given Dream…Now What?

He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. (Ephesians 2:10, MSG) God has created us to join him in the work he does. It all starts with God speaking deep in our hearts.  It takes a lot of honest reflection and a lot of discerning prayer to find our what God is calling each one…

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Stuttering & Other Qualifications for God’s Work

Stuttering & Other Qualifications for God’s Work

Sometimes we think that God calls only impressive, competent people into his service. But I think we could not be more wrong. God is looking for willing people who he would bless and equip for his service. Moses is a great example of this. Moses objected, “They won’t trust me. They won’t listen to a word I say. They’re going to say, ‘God? Appear to him? Hardly!’”(Exodus 4:1, MSG) Moses could not believe that he would be able to do…

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Wanted: Ordinary People for Extraordinary Tasks!

Wanted: Ordinary People for Extraordinary Tasks!

God is calling ordinary people to do extraordinary tasks! Don’t worry! You are not supposed to do those extraordinary tasks by your own strength. God will empower you to do them. But you need to be faithful when God is urging you to step in faith. For example, let’s take two Hebrew midwifes long, long ago…  The king of Egypt had a talk with the two Hebrew midwives; one was named Shiphrah and the other Puah. He said, “When you…

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How to Serve God – Lessons I Learned from John the Baptist

How to Serve God – Lessons I Learned from John the Baptist

The Bible stories of John the Baptist have astonished me ever since I was a child. I’ve come to admire John the Baptist for several reasons. How he was called before he was born, how he did powerful, bold but humble ministry, and how his head was brutally cut and offered on a platter. I’ve always felt that John the Baptist was an example how we should serve God. John was chosen for his ministry before he was born. He…

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People of the Presence of the Holy Spirit

People of the Presence of the Holy Spirit

Today my favorite quote is this one by William Blake: “I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.” That’s what being a Christian means. It’s not about me or my (in)abilities. People of the presence of the Holy Spirit do not need to be afraid of anything. People of the presence of the Holy Spirit does not need to bow to devil’s temptations or believe devil’s accusations of inadequacies or any other lies he wants us to…

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Until the Whole World Hears

Until the Whole World Hears

It’s Melodic Monday! Today’s song is Casting Crown’s Until the Whole World Hears (written by Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Jason McArthur & Roger Glidewell). A wonderful song to set our hearts on fire for God & to set our minds on reaching out to the world! Listen & be blessed & get on with your mission! Lord I want to feel with Your heartAnd see the world through Your eyesI want to be Your hands and feetI want to live…

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Live Well – From the Shadows to the Substance (Quest for God’s Will, part 2/4)

Live Well – From the Shadows to the Substance (Quest for God’s Will, part 2/4)

In essence, following God, being a disciple of Jesus Christ & living in the Holy Spirit is what leads us to find God’s will. It’s not more complicated than that and at the same time it is very confusing. It takes time to learn to live in God’s grace. It takes trust to wait on God’s timing. But there is not some mystical formula we need to figure out. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to…

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Looking For God’s Will?- Steep Yourself in God-Reality (Quest for God’s Will, part 1/4)

Looking For God’s Will?- Steep Yourself in God-Reality (Quest for God’s Will, part 1/4)

Jesus is calling you and me to be his followers:“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? (Luke 9:23-26, MSG) Jesus has…

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The Case of Wild Grace

The Case of Wild Grace

Okay. I thought I’d better explain why I am so in love with Wild Grace! (Romans 5:1, MSG) pretty much sums up the case of Wild Grace: By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he…

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