No More ‘Little Life’ Living

Do we serve a Big God, but live a little life? Jeremiah 32:17 says, “Ah Lord God!  Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm!  Nothing is too difficult for You..” And then ten verses later Jeremiah 32:27 says,“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of

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All or Nothing?

Lay down the all or nothing. Peter had no expectation of having his whole life under control and holy before he could successfully step out upon the water in faith and obedience to Jesus (Matt. 1:27-29). But for us, the list that goes through our head (the checklist of GOOD things) can easily be so overwhelming

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Whose Approval Are We Seeking?

We tend to long for people’s approval, don’t we? And that approval can become our measurement of success, our measurement of worth, and a roadmap for where to strive next.   We begin to look for clues from the world to confirm to us that we are on the right track. But honestly, when will

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Not Ashamed Nor Fearful

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘But the righteous shall live by faith.’” Romans 1:16,17

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Fearless Courage: Why I Wrote 31 Days

“What do you ‘want’?” It has been a clarifying question that I have been hearing the Lord ask my heart lately (and I wrote about it here and most recently in a small series that begins here). But my answer a month ago to this question led to me to this write31days series.   “I

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Who Are We Serving?

Oh, to serve Him only!

If this is our sole purpose, He will have us serving PEOPLE well because He LOVES people.

We will serve people much better than when we try to serve them (in our fear of them and what they might think).

May we ALL find our bold confidence in Him (Ps. 138:3), SERVE Him, and rise up and DO all the ‘beyonds’ (Eph. 3:20) that He has prepared in advance for us to do (Eph. 2:10).

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Shine the Light of Truth

  From the Father’s Heart for you today: You are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14)  And light dispels darkness. It is just the ‘natural quality’ of light.  So as you let your light shine, it does not leave things just as they are in the dark. The ‘critters’ that lurk ‘in the dark’ run

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Weakness is An Advantage, Not An Excuse

  From the Father’s Heart for you today:   Take My truth, My hand, My belief, My power, My ability, My faith. Take. Take courage (John 16:33, Ps. 27:14, Ps 31:24).   You need not do a single thing on your own. I am always here and give you what you need, in fact all

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