The Whole Picture

Early in the pages of our Bibles we are presented with the reality of what man was made for. The first chapters of Genesis describe the process of His Creation. The Lord made and the Lord spoke. First came the heavens and the earth, and so it began. The structure...

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Seeds, Pebbles, Threads and Crumbs

Size matters very little in the Kingdom of God. A seed, any seed, seems so small and so lifeless. But that’s just a surface analysis. It’s what’s inside that really matters. And, there’s life under the hard skin. The big question is this: How does that life come out? What...

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How to Stay Young

Want to grow old quickly? Allow bitterness to take root in your life. Want to stay young? Think young. That is, be like a child, have a fear of the Lord that includes a sense of wonder about who He is and all that He does. Grumpy, dissatisfied people are...

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Presence and Glory

Moses met the Lord in a corner of the desert. He was busy caring for sheep and caught sight of a bush afire. Nothing new there — tumbleweeds often went up in smoke in the dry, hot territory that Moses called home. This bush, however, refused to burn out and...

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Hearts for Glory

If we are watchful, God opens our eyes and shows us His glory. We have been invited into His presence. He chose us to worship Him in the beauty of His holiness. Not because we were worthy to enjoy such a thing, but because of His great grace. Nothing we...

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A Most Honest Prayer

“Help my unbelief.” This petition was presented to Jesus by a man with a demon-afflicted son. He had brought the boy to Christ’s disciples for deliverance. At first, no relief came. Then, Jesus showed up, fresh from His transfiguration on the mount with Peter, James, and John (see Mark 9)....

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Small But Mighty with God

Small people, unknown people, common people – these are ones whom the Lord makes use of – to His glory. Before we meet Moses in the pages of Scripture, we learn of two midwives who stood for God and for their people. We know their names – Shiphrah and Puah....

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A Bold Heart Who Served

Martha deserves better. She’s taken a lot of hits from preachers and teachers over the centuries because of a small bit of Scripture in Luke: “But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to...

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A Rest for Jugglers Everywhere

I see people of unbelief as jugglers in a circus of life. And, a sad circus it is. These “performers” toss things from hand to hand in an attempt to stay busy, or focused, or fit. One moment of distraction and something falls to the floor. A ball drops and...

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