Overwhelming Need

You can see them — they’re there. People confused and lost, trying to find their way in a world full of false gods; a world full of false promises. They are sheep without a shepherd to protect them and guide them. This is what Jesus saw in his day. Matthew 9:36 tells us: “Seeing the […]

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Planning Ahead

Trusting God in the middle of traumatic events is a difficult thing. In that moment all you know is pain and suffering. It is a moment when you cry out to the Lord for relief, for some positive sign that he is listening to your prayer. You question God’s wisdom, yet reassurance comes in small […]

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Active Faith

Faith in Jesus Christ is not a one-time statement, not a one-time commitment. It is an active effort to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus; to draw closer to Him; to pursue a life in Christ and shed the sinful behavior that drags us down and draws us away from Jesus. In 1 Peter 1:5-8, […]

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Past Due Notice

Ever get a past due notice? You know, the note that says you missed the due date for your most recent payment. Whether it’s rent, a utility bill or loan payment, someone is expecting payment. Do you ever feel that way with God — like you want to give Him a past due notice? You […]

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Lingering with God

Sometimes when trials cause us to journey through the wilderness of life, we become impatient. We want things to change; we want to do something to change the situation. Yet we must be willing to linger longer, to wait on the Lord.

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Baby Steps

There are times when he gives us a glimpse of what is to come so as not to overwhelm us; a time when we see His promises are true, that he desires good things for us.

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Wisdom of Solomon

The Book of Proverbs is full of wisdom for life. The challenge for the reader is to apply that wisdom. Proverbs 8:32-36 identifies, for example, what we must do to put our faith into action: 32-33: “Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways. We must listen to […]

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