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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Sunday Praise

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38:39 (NASB)

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Friday Faith

I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is […]

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Prayer Journey — His Hand

Your touch dear Lord; your hand; your presence. You are evident in each day, gently nudging; prompting; pointing me in the right direction. I praise you this day for your Word; your love; your grace; your caring hand upon my life. I give you praise this day dear God. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty […]

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Incomprehensible

In Psalm 71:15, David wrote, “My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them (NASB).” It’s an interesting phrase in that in the last line he admits he does not know the sum, the totality of God’s righteousness and salvation. Even […]

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Prayer Journey — Weeping

Jesus wept. He felt grief, loss. He felt sorrow as others grieved. This morning I think of a young couple suffering the pain of losing a baby. I pray for them and so many others who at this moment are grieving the loss of a loved one. The pain is deep, sometimes unconsolable. I pray […]

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Reaching the Rebellious

They were a tough crowd. Rebellious, obstinate and stubborn — the kind of people you want to give up on. Yet God called Ezekiel to reach out to them. “But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious,” he told Ezekiel (Ezekiel 2:7, NASB). He encouraged Ezekiel […]

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