The Refiners Fire

Some days the heat seems too intense to bear. The struggles in life are like a white, hot furnace that seeks to scorch us; to burn and scar us. It is hard to see that these struggles are refining us, deepening our faith and trust in God. Burning off the dross, the impurities in our […]

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Waiting for Forever

I have a hard time waiting. In our instant culture, minutes seem like hours. A five minute wait at a fast food place seems like an eternity. That concept of minutes seeming like hours makes it hard for me to grasp God’s perspective on time. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us, “The Lord is not slow […]

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Character Assassins

If people had to describe you, what would they say about you? In Daniel 6:3, Daniel “distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities (NIV).” Because of Daniel’s character, the king planned to promote him over his coworkers. This made his coworkers jealous so they look for something bad to say […]

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“Look What I’ve Done!”

In the last verse of Daniel 4, there is a line that grabs my attention: “And those who walk in pride he is able to humble (4:37, NIV).” What is it about pride that tempts us to inflate our ego and take credit for accomplishments that belong to God? Why must we be humbled before […]

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Captain Obvious

Have you ever been in the embarrassing position of not seeing something right in front of you until someone points it out? Today’s post talks about how the Spirit of God points outs out the obvious to us.

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