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Lent Is a Blessing

Lent Is a Blessing

It’s Ash Wednesday. Time to remember that we are dust. Time to turn back to God and eternal things. Time to let go and let God cleanse our inner beings. Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean,     scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life. Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,     set these once-broken bones to dancing. Don’t look too close for blemishes,     give me a clean bill of health. God, make a fresh start in me,…

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Drawing Strength from God

Drawing Strength from God

Do you know how to draw strength from God? Do you know how to spiritually feed yourself? You see, God is not a theory. God is an indwelling power in the lives of Christians. But we do need to invite Jesus to reign in our lives. How do we do that? 1) By talking to God in prayer, telling him in our own words that we want his help, his strength, his joy. By surrendering to God, letting him know…

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Quest for God’s Will, part 3/4

Quest for God’s Will, part 3/4

This week we’ve been pondering on what it means to “Live well, Live wisely, live humbly” (James 3:13, MSG) as we search for God’s will for our lives. Today we concentrate on how ‘living wisely’ can help us on our quest for God’s will. What could living wisely be? Maybe it’s recognizing what in life has eternal value and embracing it with everything we’ve got. Don’t love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world,…

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Thriving Despite Distractions

Thriving Despite Distractions

Are you at a dead end? Are you tied to the mundane? Do you miss God in your life? Jesus said, “You’re tied down to the mundane; I’m in touch with what is beyond your horizons. You live in terms of what you see and touch. I’m living on other terms. I told you that you were missing God in all this. You’re at a dead end. If you won’t believe I am who I say I am, you’re at…

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Getting to Know God

Getting to Know God

Getting to know God takes a lifetime. But the journey is wonderful. How to go about it? By knocking, asking, and seeking. They are ways to get to know God. How do we then knock, ask, and seek? Let’s find out. The important thing to know is that we all do fail in our pursuit of God once in a while. But the secret is persistence. When we consistently keep on knocking (entering into the presence of God), seeking (cultivating…

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