Monthly Archives: September 2013

To Courting God

Prayer, a time set aside to engage and know God and for God to engage and know us.  Throughout the Old and New Testaments God represents His relationship with His people as a spousal relationship.  Prayer can be viewed as … Continue reading

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To Perseverance in Faith

God does not call us to perfection but to persevere in faith, and thorough our perseverance and His grace He perfects us.   Our imperfections like the cross that Christ bore can burden us, or if united with Christ lift us … Continue reading

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All Are Important

God created all with a uniquely important purpose within His Kingdom. Sometimes we discount our purpose as unimportant, when compared to others.  This is a mistake.   Just as God loves all, all have an important purpose within His Kingdom.  The … Continue reading

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A Short, Beautiful, Powerful Prayer

The shortest, most beautiful and power prayer is the Holy Name “Jesus”.  It is the name that saves us from death, the name that brings us eternal life.  The name God is “well pleased” with.  It is the name of … Continue reading

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To Sustaining Life

What sustains human life?  God the Father reveals in Deuteronomy 8:3 “that man does not live by bread alone, but that man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.”  All that man is and has … Continue reading

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Child-Like Love of God

God desires a child-like love.  Nothing should prevent us from loving with such a pure, simple love, a love that does not question if it is sufficient. Public opinion prevents some from loving God with a child-like love.  What others … Continue reading

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To Hearing the Word of God

Many think of God’s withdrawal of protection in terms of famine of food and water, but the prophet Amos warns of another, “Behold, the days are coming,  ‘says the Lord God, ‘when I will send a famine on the land: … Continue reading

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