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Listening to the Heartbeat of God

Listening to the Heartbeat of God

The most life-giving habit of mine is to sit in God’s presence in the morning. You could call it prayer but then you’d have to use the word in the broadest sense of the word. It also includes Bible-reading, some meditation on the Word, listening to the heartbeat of God, and breathing in the Holy Spirit In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;In the morning I will prepare [a prayer and a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait…

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Spiritual Amnesia

Spiritual Amnesia

Spiritual amnesia is one of the great dangers on our faith journeys. Forgetfulness of God’s goodness pushes us easily into a downward spiral towards spiritual emptiness. This happened time and time again for the Israelites on the wilderness. And it happens to us if we forget God’s graceful ways, either in the biblical history or in our personal history. How could we avoid spiritual amnesia? Spiritual disciplines have always been ways of keeping spiritual amnesia away. The most common ones…

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God’s Dream for You

God’s Dream for You

Do you know that God has plans for you? Do you know what’s God’s dream for you? Do you know what God has planned for you to do? Because God has a plan for you. For all of his children. First of all, God wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth (2 Tim. 2:4, AMP). God wants all to be saved but that’s not all…

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Is Prayer Necessary?

Is Prayer Necessary?

Why do you pray? Is prayer necessary? What do you think? God knows everything already anyway. Why should we take time to pray then? What’s the point of prayer after all? Good questions. Let’s find out whether prayer is necessary at all. Sometimes when we don’t understand something, it helps to change perspectives. So let’s do it now. Let’s take God’s perspective on prayer. Why do you think God wants us to pray? God does not need our list of…

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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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How 2 Avoid Spiritual Amnesia

How 2 Avoid Spiritual Amnesia

Spiritual amnesia is one of the great dangers on our faith journeys. Forgetfulness of God’s goodness pushes us easily into a downward spiral towards spiritual emptiness. This happened time and time again for the Israelites on the wilderness. And it happens to us if we forget God’s graceful ways, either in biblical history or in our personal history. How could we avoid this spiritual amnesia? Spiritual disciplines have always been ways of keeping spiritual amnesia away. The most common ones…

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