The Bookends for Any Blessed Day

The Bookends for Any Blessed Day

For quite some time now I have started my day by surrendering myself, my life, and that particular day to Jesus. It has blessed me and taught me how to walk with God throughout the day. But something was still missing. God showed me I needed another habit to the end of the day. And that’s how I learned the bookends for any blessed day. What’s the other bookend then, you ask. It’s as simple as the one in the…

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Invitation to Intimacy with God

Invitation to Intimacy with God

Tone can play a big role in how the words are interpreted. The used tone of voice can even totally change the meaning of the words spoken. This is true also when it comes to the Bible. I had always thought the commandment “Be holy!” was said sternly. But what if it was whispered in love? Then it is an invitation to intimacy with God. That does change everything, doesn’t it? “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to…

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Live Like an Heir

Live Like an Heir

Our God is an amazing God. So generous, so loving, so kind. Yet, somehow, we live many times like orphans. Like we’d be left all alone in this world to get by the best we can. But that is not so. The Bible tells us so. Jesus lives in us. The Holy Spirit is always with us. So we are to live like beloved children, not like orphans. It’s time to live like an heir! How do we do that?…

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Be and Live Like Love

Be and Live Like Love

Valentine’s Day is approaching, so there is a lot of talk of love these days. That’s fine but so often we forget the most important love of all. So I enjoyed Bob Goff’s tweet the other day “Jesus didn’t tell us to become religious. He told us to be like Him, and He was love.” What a relief we don’t need to be religious. Instead, we are told to be like God, and he is love. So we need to…

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God Is the Source of All Worth Having

God Is the Source of All Worth Having

Do you know why people are turning their backs to God? I have a hard time figuring this out. You see, to me, God is alive and powerful. I am constantly in awe of how he moves in our lives, how he loves us. For me, God is the source of all worth having. Hence he is the last thing I would let go of. Faith is a gift from God and it is offered to everyone. But God does…

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Do Not Give Up, Look Up to God Instead!

Do Not Give Up, Look Up to God Instead!

Today I was encouraged by the Old Testament prophet Micah. Times were tough for him and we could say the same for us too. It’d be easy to lose hope and give up. But Micah presses on, he tells us “Do not give up”. This culture of gloom is not going to say the last word. God is doing amazing things. But me, I’m not giving up.    I’m sticking around to see what God will do.I’m waiting for God to make things right.    I’m…

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The Holy Spirit Touches Our Hearts in Prayer

The Holy Spirit Touches Our Hearts in Prayer

Have you ever felt the touch of the Holy Spirit? If you have, there is nothing the world can do or say to you to make you quit believing. When the Holy Spirit convinces you Jesus is alive, you know it for certain. Most often the Holy Spirit speaks softly, without a fanfare. Sure, God can make also loud statements. But most often the Holy Spirit touches our hearts while we pray and worship God. Yes, we are told to…

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Accepting God’s Will

Accepting God’s Will

Is it easy for you to accept God’s will for you? I think we all struggle with it from time to time. Even Jesus prayed hard at Gethsemane. But he knew better than insist to have his own way. So maybe also we should learn to see accepting God’s will as the ultimate best for us even when we want the very opposite. “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want…

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We Never Approach Jesus in Vain

We Never Approach Jesus in Vain

Do you need some hope for the New Year? I think we all do. We’re starting a new year and now that we’ve reviewed all that needs to be done, the tasks seem a bit daunting. We need the courage to begin and hope to lift our spirits, right? So I was delighted to see this phrase by Päivö Parviainen on Facebook: “We never approach Jesus in vain.” How true, how encouraging, how uplifting. How so, you ask. Let me…

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The Future with God

The Future with God

We have only a few days left of this year. How do you feel about it? It has been a tough year so saying goodbye is not a hardship, right? But we have no idea how the new year will turn out. So it’s a bit scary, am I right? But know nothing is scary with God. Without him, the future is scary. But the future with God is supreme. With God, I am ready for anything. You see, we…

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