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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Christmas – the Global Love Fest

Christmas – the Global Love Fest

This post is for you who are not feeling the Spirit of Christmas. For you who feels unlovable. Or for you who can’t fathom what this global love fest is all about. Because that’s what Christmas really is: the global love fest. And it’s not about how lovable any of us is. No. It’s about how ginormous God’s love is towards mankind. You see, God’s love is limitless, beyond anything we can ever understand. Christmas, this global love fest, is…

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Clear the Way for Jesus

Clear the Way for Jesus

Have you ever wondered why there is so much talk about John the Baptist during the Advent season? John the Baptist is the last of the old Testament prophets, but he was also a waymaker for Jesus. John was a sign that the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets were being fulfilled: The Savior was soon to come. The word Advent means waiting, and the purpose of this waiting period is to prepare us for the birth of Jesus. At…

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Perfect Peace Is for Those Who Abide in Jesus

Perfect Peace Is for Those Who Abide in Jesus

Inner peace is something we all want. Yet it seems to be the one thing that escapes us. The culture around us is an enemy of inner peace. How then can we have it? Perfect peace is for those who abide in Jesus. You see, peace is a person, Jesus Christ. So peace does not come by performance but by surrender to God. When we abide in Jesus, we have perfect peace. “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is…

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