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Surrendering to God Brings Blessings

Surrendering to God Brings Blessings

Do you think the talk about God is good as long as it does not demand you to alter your way of living? That’s how we think of most of things, right? All is good until it tries to limit our life. We think any restrictions will spoil everything we have. But new and different do not – most often – equal bad or spoiled. Especially when it comes to surrendering to God and obeying his will. It’s the best…

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Tested Faith

Tested Faith

Here are a few encouraging words for you who are right now going through hard times. Trust God to see you through. Hard times are not fun but the blessings of tested faith are huge. Hang in there. Better things ahead! My faith was tested when my first husband left me for another woman. Everything but God was taken from me. But I found God was more than enough. My God will meet your every need out of his riches…

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Time to Stop Hindering God

Time to Stop Hindering God

Do you hinder God’s work for you, in you, through you? I was confronted with this question when I read this Bible story yesterday: Now there is in Jerusalem a pool near the Sheep Gate. This pool in the Hebrew is called Bethesda, having five porches (alcoves, colonnades, doorways). In these lay a great number of sick folk—some blind, some crippled, and some paralyzed (shriveled up)—waiting for the bubbling up of the water. For an angel of the Lord went…

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Today is Martin Luther’s birthday, the day after mine. That’s why I’ve always felt a deep kinship with him. I love the passionate way Martin Luther talks about God’s grace. Luther’s most famous hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” is such a good example of his unwavering faith in Christ Jesus. The hymn is a paraphrase of Psalm 46. The hymn is widely and ecumenically used which brings me much joy. A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark…

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