Discipline And Love

What is the discipline you want in life, where does it come from, how is it achieved? I want a discipline that is a manifestation of obedience to the Holy Spirit. I want the Spirit to govern me with an orderly control that corrects me, molds me, and perfects me...

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Get, Gird, and Guard!

Get Wisdom and understanding - take in the Word by hearing and reading it. Gird up the loins of your minds, casting down any thought that is not according to His Word and His Nature, and bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Guard your heart with...

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Art That Is Communion

Is my art about the art, or is it about being with God? Do I “bring God along” to do art, or is He already there: showing me, introducing me, teaching me, freeing me, and lifting me up? Does God bring me into my art, or am I trying to...

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Hope , a Daily Revival

A life makes little sense without hope. The Bible refers to hope as the anchor of our soul. Visible Hope?  — not really hope, so says Romans 8:24. Hope not seen we must wait for, it requires patience. Patience, a tremendous virtue, teaches us to abide underneath the covering of...

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God Did Not Need A Rich Man

I was reading an international prayer bulletin this morning, and among the many prayer requests for soul and spirit needs and desires, there were a number of material needs hoped for: one church was seeking a building to meet in, another was seeking two bikes. One was hoping for jobs...

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Simple Decisions

I always want to know what God’s will is, but when I have the trust of a child for God, I don’t need to know His will, I only need to hear His call. His will and His call are two different things: His will covers the beginning to the...

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Faith Not Imagined

Faith is not what I imagined it to be. Christ’s faith, which He authored and He finished, and that I accept to be my own faith, that is the faith God accepts, the only one. After 50 years of believing, and that belief growing by the guidance of the Holy...

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Places at His Table

A man got used. This man was just stumbling about. He fell again and again. His bruised body was hard to look at. Nothing worked for him as his disease progressed. He spent some days begging, others he just laid around. Few were willing grant any aid to him. He...

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Boats in the Water

Boats enable a person to float atop the water. Some submarine type boats give a person underwater access. A person with diving gear can spend several hours under water, breathing as if on land. As far as I know, however, none have acquired gills. None can adapt to an underwater...

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I Do Not Frustrate the Grace of God

I do not set aside, disesteem, neutralize, violate, cast off, despise, disannul, frustrate, bring to nought, or reject the Grace of God. I do not, and I must not.” Frustration must be properly understood. A word from JA Pike helps us here. “What we do within the given limitations, brought...

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