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You Are Wildly Loved

You Are Wildly Loved

Life is hard. And it gets even harder when we believe lies that keep us down. Mary DeMuth exposes ten lies and shares ten truths in her latest book Stop Living Small: Ten Truths Toward Your Significant Life. This post will tackle the first lie: you do not deserve love by showing how you are wildly loved instead. You might think you don’t deserve love and all those wonderful Bible passages of God’s love do not apply to you. But you…

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God Wants the Best for You

God Wants the Best for You

Today I want to share some joy and hope with you who feel you’re drowning deeper into despair or you might feel you’ve been forgotten to endlessly wander around in the everyday maze. Know that you’re not alone or the only one who struggles with these things. Easily we think life is easy for everyone else but I’d say, for most of us, life is some sort of struggle. Through them, God is teaching us and while we wait, the…

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Fuel for Spiritual Growth

Fuel for Spiritual Growth

Do you ever doubt God’s existence or his power? I bet you do. It’s part of our faith journey. Just know that you don’t need to hide your doubts from God. Instead, bring them to him. Ask for His help to overcome them. Then your doubts become fuel for spiritual growth instead of dragging your spirit down. “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”…

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Emotional Holy Week Roller Coaster

Emotional Holy Week Roller Coaster

The emotional Holy Week roller coaster starts with Palm Sunday and its sweet taste of success and popularity as the crowds cheer Jesus on as he entered Jerusalem. It follows with the bitter taste of failure and betrayal as Jesus is crucified on Good Friday. Thankfully, the ride does not end there. We finish the tour with the elated resurrection joy on Sunday. How do you deal with all this? Jesus takes all our false expectations, all our self-righteous thoughts,…

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Jesus Is Willing

Jesus Is Willing

One of the core Christian beliefs is God’s omnipotence. We think God can do anything and he has done some amazing things along with the salvation history, right? Indeed. So God is able. But would you also say Jesus is willing to help you? Yeah. God is able but is he willing to help us? That’s the million-dollar question. Do you believe Jesus wants to help you? If you do not believe this, you will shy away from praying. You…

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How to Complain without Sinning

How to Complain without Sinning

The book of Numbers might not be the most exciting book in the Bible but it served as a mirror for me today. It made me question my habits of complaining. Do I do what Moses did or do I follow the example of the Israelites? I want to know how to complain without sinning. How about you? Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and the Lord heard everything they said. (Numbers 11:1, NLT,*) The Israelites were unhappy about…

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Heads, Hearts, and Hands

Heads, Hearts, and Hands

Lately, I’ve been pondering on two stories Jesus told according to the Gospel of Luke. The first one is the parable of two builders and the second one is the parable of the sower. They’re both perfect for Lenten reflection. Jesus is asking “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46, NIV, emphasis added,*) You see, faith requires heads, hearts, and hands. Faith is not just a belief system we embrace, right? It…

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Stop Worrying So Much – God’s Got This

Stop Worrying So Much – God’s Got This

This year the season of Lent seems to start a little earlier than usual or am I the only one who is a bit surprised? Nonetheless, I find this season of preparation a huge blessing. We need it to truly appreciate the tremendousness of Easter once it rolls around. And maybe we could stop worrying so much. God’s got this. Paul David Tripp tweeted today “The story of redemption is historical proof of the unstoppable sovereignty of God. In a…

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How to Blossom and Flourish

How to Blossom and Flourish

We all want to blossom and flourish, right? Maybe the desire to do so is especially evident in the deep of winter. After frozen months, we’re ready to see some color, also in our own lives. How then could we blossom and flourish? What should we do to live colorful and fulfilling lives? You won’t get a detailed to-do list if that’s what you were thinking. Instead, you’re just encouraged to abiding in Christ. He will take care of the…

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Live with Great Expectations

Live with Great Expectations

How on earth do I think we could still live with great expectations when the world is distressed for so many reasons? That is a million-dollar question, don’t you think? How can we live hope-filled lives when life as we know seems to be just a memory? Let’s find out the answer. Peter guides us this way: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through…

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