Establishing a Vision

Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Vision, here, speaks of a redemptive gaze, focusing our energy toward the purpose of God. Most of us can say that we have trouble getting things done unless we plan to do them. We live in a goal-oriented society....

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Occupied with Christ

In Deuteronomy 8, the children of Israel became familiar with the blessings God had given them. They forgot about how He had delivered them from the hands of the Egyptians. There are times when we forget about the “horrible pit” that He has dug us out of (Psalm 40:2). How...

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More Than Feelings

When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane, blood came through His pores as He agonized alone in prayer. On the Cross, the Lord Jesus was naked as He hung there, mocked and despised by those in the crowd who were watching. His face was disfigured and His body was...

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Counseled by Truth

I think I’ll put up a beautiful golden plaque in my office for people to read before I counsel them. The first line will read, “Did you talk to God first?” The second line will say, “Did you get filled with the Spirit before you came to this appointment?” The...

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Children of Precise Light

God created the soul of man with five parts: mind, emotions, volition (which can be either positive or negative toward God), conscience (the norms and standards for thinking), and self-consciousness (being aware each moment of God, self, people, or circumstances). Because of His nature, God desires that our souls would...

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