The Lord is on Your Side

There are times in life when I feel overwhelmed by the evil in the world. It seems that I will be overtaken by those who pursue me with false accusations and malicious words. At these times, David’s words in the Psalms resonate with me. Psalm 35:1-3 is one example: “Plead my cause, O LORD, with […]

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Loving Less to Love More

Jesus often used strong words to make a point. Luke 14:26 is no exception: If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple (NASB). Hate is a word that jumps out […]

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Counting Against God

How do you assess success? Is it by the number of people who attend an event you planned or the amount of money collected for a fundraiser? Do you determine success by the wages you receive, the amount of money you have saved or the value of your home? Sometimes it’s hard not to look […]

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David Schemes as Saul Once Did

It is no small thing to have the Spirit of God depart from you as Saul discovered. When the Spirit of God departed from Saul and fell on David, Saul became tormented by evil spirits (1 Samuel 16:13-14). He was no longer under the protection of God. He fell prey to his own designs. His […]

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Weighting on God

You feel the nudge, the call on your life. It seems impossible to do. You’re not sure where to begin. You see others struggling, passing before you, following what God has placed before them. You convince yourself that you cannot carry the load. Surely there must be someone more qualified to carry out God’s will. […]

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Shopping for Answers

In one job I had during my career, I handled a lot of customer complaints. Sometimes there was nothing I could do to help the person because it was an unreasonable request. Many times the person would then try to contact other people in the company to try to get a different answer. We called […]

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