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Better Living with Jesus

Better Living with Jesus

You all know how much I love a good, thought-provoking quote, right? I’ve been tweeting them for a decade now. The quote that got me thinking today comes from Corky Calhoun: “How crushing must it be for the Shepherd to pour living water, only to then watch the sheep just sip?” “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew…

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Shed Your Spiritual Skin

Shed Your Spiritual Skin

I was able to pet a python this past week. It was exciting. A lady in the group thought it felt like a handbag but I wouldn’t go that far. It felt more like a fabric made of very soft nails. Anyhow, I learned that in order to allow continual growth, snakes need to shed their skins regularly. This got me thinking. Should we shed our spiritual skin in order to ensure continual spiritual growth? This analogy might sound really…

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Irresistible Jesus in Us

Irresistible Jesus in Us

Outer motivation does not work in the long run. We need inner motivation to get things done. This psychological principle is surprisingly true also in faith matters. If we are told (outer motivation) to behave or believe in certain ways, we are unlikely to meet those expectations. But if we have personally encountered Jesus (inner motivation), we follow his guidance with gladness. That’s why we should not force rules and regulations on others. We should let Jesus change people according…

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How to Satisfy Your Soul

How to Satisfy Your Soul

Is your soul satisfied? How do you feed your own soul? What does shape your soul? It does make a huge difference what we let enter into our souls. We can harm our souls with wrong choices. “We work to feed our appetites; Meanwhile our souls go hungry. (Ecclesiastes 6:7, MSG) “Don’t dabble in the occult or traffic with mediums; you’ll pollute your souls. I am God, your God. (Leviticus 19: 31, MSG) “Look at that man, bloated by self-importance—…

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