God Is Never Bewildered Or Limited

Have you been distracted by problems and adversity as of late? Have they kept you from prayer? God is never bewildered by our circumstances but He does want us to seek His counsel and request His help. What may seem impossible to us is nothing for our Creator to overcome. In fact, God can be […]

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Put Off Sin! Your Old Self vs The New Man

We all struggle with sin. Different sins plague each of us but we all fall short in the eyes of God. It is a lifelong battle to “put off” our old nature and replace it with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. But this is God’s desire, and He is faithful to provide us with the […]

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Father Time and Baby New Year

Father Time is the personification of the previous year, usually depicted as an old man with wings dressed in white robes and carrying an hourglass. Traditionally, he “hands over” the duties of time to Baby New Year. Some of us will gladly wave 2017 goodbye, while the rest of us will be sorry to see […]

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Christmas Tests and Temptations

For many, Christmas is a time of rejoicing with family and loved ones. Holiday traditions, like decorating the family Christmas tree, occur but once a year. There is cookie baking, fudge making, and many other seasonal temptations that make children smile but cause some adults to fret over increased pant size. Christmas is certainly a […]

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God’s Tough Love: Needs vs. Wants

 How reassuring it is to have God’s promise that He will meet our needs! “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 However, many of us are like children when it comes to distinguishing our needs from our wants. A child may think they need […]

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Thankful For Friends

God created us with an innate need to connect with others. Newborns recognize their mother’s voice upon birth, and many believe while still in utero. Like our God, we long for relationships and families are where we first learn to connect. Jesus grew up with half-brothers and half-sisters (Mark 6:3). Although the Bible does not […]

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A Peace Beyond All Understanding

Peace is freedom from all disturbances. Peace is a calm assurance despite the circumstances we face. Tranquility permeates our inner man when we are at peace. Serenity fills the gaps gouged out by adversity. A state of peace forces anxiety to flee and commands worry to retreat. God is our peace. “For He Himself is […]

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Cherith: A Place of Separation

There are times when God commands us to separate from people or activities. If you are not a fan of solitude, this can be an intimidating request. God’s purpose in separating us is not always revealed immediately but we can be certain that it is for our benefit. Spiritual growth is intricately linked to our […]

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Absolute Obedience

God expects His children to be obedient, completely obedient! Partial obedience is disobedience in the eyes of our heavenly Father. We cannot pick and chose what we want to do when God directs us into action. King Saul learned this lesson and the consequences of His disobedience were very costly. In fact, his partial obedience […]

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How Do I Heal?

  “’For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord.” Jeremiah 30:17a  Life is never just smooth sailing and good times. With our mountaintop experiences, there are also treks into deep valleys. Everyone goes through adversity. Pain and suffering are included in the package called life. Scripture tells us about […]

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