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Pay More Attention to Jesus than Anything Else

Pay More Attention to Jesus than Anything Else

If you’re wondering how to deal with life’s challenges or loud critics, my advice for you is very simple: Look up to Jesus and everything else will fade away. This might sound too optimistic or idealistic but nonetheless, it works. Changing perspective always works. But when we focus on Jesus, it’s even better than that. Focusing on Jesus brings God to our aid. And that changes everything, don’t you think? So pay more attention to Jesus than anything else and…

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Uncomplicated Faith

Uncomplicated Faith

Sometimes I think we make our lives way too complicated. We don’t intend to do so but, anyhow, we do. The same goes to faith. It’s meant to be a joy and strength for our journey. And we make it a chore to do. How did we end here when God created us for his pleasure to enjoy him and the life he gives. How could we uncomplicate things? Are you ready for uncomplicated faith? Okay. How do we do…

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Whoever Has Jesus Has Life

Whoever Has Jesus Has Life

Sometimes you hear people saying there’s no way of knowing that we really need Jesus for eternal life. They don’t believe that whoever has Jesus has life because it does not make sense to them. But to me, it does not make sense to refuse Jesus. If you’re one of these people or know someone who could benefit from knowing the answer to this dilemma, may I suggest reading a few verses from the first letter of John? According to John,…

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Drink from the River of Pure Joy

Drink from the River of Pure Joy

I love Psalms. My whole life fits in the book of Psalms. It confronts, consoles, and counsels me. And, yes, it lifts my spirit and encourages me to go on with God. It reminds me what is important, who is in charge and why it matters what I choose and how I live. The book of Psalms guides me to the river of pure joy. Your faithful love is priceless, God!     Humanity finds refuge in the shadow of your wings….

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Enjoy His Presence Now

Enjoy His Presence Now

What’s going on your life right now? How are you feeling? Hopefully you’re enjoying the present time. Sure, there are a lot of Christmas preparations waiting to happen, last minute things to tie up before the end of the year. But even these days are meant to be lived fully. If we always keep on waiting for tomorrow, next year, until the kids grow up, we are not really living, only merely surviving. And that’s not abundant life, folks. We…

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The Breath of Life

The Breath of Life

This Advent season I hope you’re not running around like crazy. You know, abundant life is not found in shopping extravaganzas or perfect decorations. Spending money will not bring your peace or happiness. You get bankruptcy and hollowness instead. Because you become what you embrace. If you go after false idols, you become false. They despised his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and the warnings which he gave them. They went after false idols, and…

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Looking for Jesus?

Looking for Jesus?

Are you looking for Jesus? Good for you. Just know the empty tomb is the only place you can’t find Jesus. You can find Jesus anywhere but in the tomb for he is risen. He is not there for he is indeed risen. Jesus rose victorious. But sin, death, and darkness are still in the tomb. Don’t go after them. We are no more bound to them. Go after Jesus and abundant life. The angel said to the women, “Do…

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Visit With Jesus

Visit With Jesus

There’s one piece of advice that is always valid: visit with Jesus. As often as you do it, you are blessed. The life of a disciple is about visiting with Jesus. What does it mean? It means we are sitting at Jesus’ feet talking, laughing, crying, listening, being with Jesus. This is not just a once a week occurrence. And it should not even be just a once a day happening. We should go back and forth all day long….

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Is This All There Is?

Is This All There Is?

Once I overheard a discussion between two successful young professionals on a train. It sounded like they had graduated together from a graduate school a while back with big dreams. And they had gone and achieved them all right. A good job. A beautiful wife. Wonderful kids. A comfortable house. A fast car. Extensive travels. Yet they were asking: Is this all there is? We think we can find happiness on our own. We think we know how to find…

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Robust Peace of God

Robust Peace of God

Robust peace might sound a bit odd first. That’s because we’ve learned to think of peace as of lack of something. Peace is a lack of hurry or lack of pestering people. The peace the world ever is able to give is this kind of peace: a removal from busyness or a subtraction of something from our lives. But this kind of peace is not lasting and it diminishes our lives. This kind of peace is not robust peace. This…

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