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My Take on Obedience

My Take on Obedience

Obedience is not a buzzword. Nowadays everyone wants to be independent and do whatever they want. That’s why obedience is not very fashionable. And because faith is trusting and obeying God, faith is not very fashionable either. But faith in Christ gives us something eternal, something that never goes out of fashion. With the words of Paul, the gospel “is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16, NIV). The blessings of obedience are out of…

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What to Offer to God

What to Offer to God

Do you ever think that you don’t have much to offer to God? So why bother at all, right? Don’t buy that, my friend. God is not looking for offerings like myrrh or frankincense or anything else you don’t have. He just wants your heart. And not to rip it from you. But to fill it with his love and grace. Then you can offer thanks and praise and share with others what you’ve received. And, sure, if you happen…

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The Most Underused Spiritual Weapon

The Most Underused Spiritual Weapon

Gratitude is the most underused spiritual weapon. Often we don’t even realize gratitude or thanksgiving is a spiritual weapon. But it is. A powerful one. Let’s find out why we should use it. And then use it the rest of our days. Not just for the benefits but because it’s fun and easy and it will bless us more than we can ever know. And the alternative is awful: For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God…

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Give God Your All

Give God Your All

  It’s true that you should give God your best. You should not reserve the best for yourself but give it to God. The Bible does not urge you to give the leftovers to God for sure. Quite the opposite in fact. You are to love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30, NIV). That means you are not to give God just the best…

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The Process of Decreasing

The Process of Decreasing

You’re ready to start letting Jesus take over your life, but you don’t know how to go about it. You’ve come to the right place. I will share some know-how of the process of decreasing right here, right now. If you grasp and cling to life on your terms, you’ll lose it, but if you let that life go, you’ll get life on God’s terms. (Luke 17:33, MSG,*) Surrendering your life to Jesus is a series of little deaths. Only…

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A Temple of the Holy Spirit

A Temple of the Holy Spirit

Do you have some difficult faith topics that you push away from your mind as much as you can? I bet you do. I think we all do. One of my challenging faith concepts has long time been that ‘my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit’. Not because I would not agree with the statement. But because it is humbling to think that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. THE HOLY SPIRIT!!! Or didn’t you realize that your body…

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Good Morning, God! (or How to Start Your Day Right)

Good Morning, God! (or How to Start Your Day Right)

How do you start your day? Do you have some routines that are always the same? How long do you go until you greet God each day? You answer defines the robustness of your faith. Really. Either you lean on God or on your own strength. Either you live for God or for yourself. Either you put God first or yourself. In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for…

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Layers of Trusting God

Layers of Trusting God

Faith is about putting our trust in God. For a long time I thought it was just about putting my salvation in the hands of God. But it’s about putting my whole life – everything in me- in God’s hands. That’s not just eternity, it’s everything. So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. (Romans 12:1, MSG) I’ve realized it…

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Practicing Surrender in Slippers

Practicing Surrender in Slippers

The secret of starting your day right is not about getting the right hot drink just as you prefer it. The secret of starting your day right is in practicing surrender in slippers. What? The most important act in the morning is to surrender your whole life to God. If we try to carry all the burdens on our own shoulders, the day will not get the right start and will not get any better either. But if we lay…

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