Two Promises Of God

Have you ever heard the phrase, “the promises of God,” and wondered what those promises were?  Well, I know what one of them is.  It is that God will send His Holy Spirit to dwell in His people.  Not only with them, but in them (John 14:16-17).

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A Necessary Part Of Ourselves

“Scripture does more than give us permission to express our
sadness; it considers grieving losses as central to our spiritual
growth… To deny sadness is like trying to deny an arm or a leg;
it is to amputate a vital and necessary part of ourselves.” 
– Geri Scazzero
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Hold Onto Him Tightly


“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine.  Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.  Teach them to your children.  Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates . . . Show love to the Lord your God by walking in his ways and holding tightly to him.”
(Deuteronomy 11:18-20, 22b, NLT)
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Putting Our Thoughts In The Right Hands

Every day we battle thoughts that aren’t so kind about our neighbor, or we realize that our motives aren’t always completely honorable.  As someone who loves Christ, God has ensured me that His Holy Spirit lives in me and that He has given me a new heart.

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When Peter Got Out Of The Boat

When Jesus approached the disciples in the boat, and was walking on water, Peter asked Him if he could join Him.  Jesus answered affirmatively, and Peter jumped out the side of the boat.  Things started out okay, but as Peter continued to walk his fear got the best of him, and he began to sink.

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“Rabboni!”

My Friend lived a sacrificial life.  He defended outcasts and made sure that those who came to Him for help got what they needed.  He traveled far distances to let people know that God was near.

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New

Sometimes, when I have felt anger, I have believed it was creating a divide between God and me.  But, when I think about it, if every time I experience negative emotions, God turns away, it doesn’t give us a chance to build a real relationship.

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Simple But Vital

Abram (also known as Abraham) is known as one of THE men of faith in the Bible. He is known as the man whom God credited with righteousness because he believed what God told him. He took God at His word. So it’s helpful for me to look at Abram’s life for other examples of ways to honor God.

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No One Like You

There is no one like You, God.  When I look around and see what the world has to offer, I know that none of it will last and that one day I will be face to face with You, my Maker.  I am reminded of a time in my life that brought me to a place of wondering about my future, and at that time it hit me that at the end of my life it would come down to just You and me.

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