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Adopted, Not Enrolled

I am so glad God told us that with salvation we are adopted into a family rather than telling us He has enrolled us into a school. We have a Father, not a headmaster. We have brothers and sisters, not classmates. We remain sons and daughters, we do not become alumni. We have a home, […]

Taking His Shine

Jesus invited three of His Apostles – Peter, James, and John – to take a climb with Him. Up the mountain, they went to a place where the Savior gave Himself to prayer. Seems to me this would have been a time when I would want to keep my eyes wide open. I mean these […]

Learning the Way of the Cross

As time went on, Jesus began to teach the disciples in new ways. He gave them things to do.  He trained them in His mission and purpose. At the start of Luke 9, He formed His followers into teams. He equipped them with power to dispel demons and to heal diseases. And He commissioned them […]

Joy Comes in the Morning

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5 After a long layoff, I was finally getting called back to work. I had spent a lot of my free time trying to rearrange things, had made some new commitments, […]

JUBILEE!

The Son of God Himself has made us absolutely free to enjoy "the unsearchable riches of Christ" now and throughout all of Eternity. We simply keep ourselves in the sphere of His Love by faith and let His faith work by His Love in us. This releases us into "the glorious liberty of the children of God" in which we can enjoy unlimited access to the Lord, His sweet satisfying companionship, and healthy relationships with each other .... an experiential "Jubilee" in which we are returned to our "ancestral possession": what Adam and Eve enjoyed in the Garden of Eden, and even more because WE, unlike them, are IN HIM through the new birth.

God Does Not Pout

God does not pout, He does not sulk; He is faithful. If the clay vessel He is making is spoiled in His hands He does not throw that clay away in irritation, He does not get up and stomp off muttering under His breath how lousy the clay is. God does not even put that […]