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Finding and Replacing Your Idols

What is an idol?  It is anything that has become more important to you than God, anything that dominates your thinking more than God.  We can make an idol out of anything, and we do.  Idol-making is a natural process, for every human longs to live for something, therefore we continually search for some idea, […]

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Beneath the Surface

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”  (Isaiah 55: 8-9) Much like an iceberg, there is more to life than meets the eye. […]

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Living in the Moment

Moses, after accepting Divine assistance to rescue the Israelites, said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” And God […]

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How to Know God’s Plan and Purpose

“A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of understanding draws it out.” Proverbs 20:5 I love the imagery of this verse.  Deep within every one of us is God’s plan and purpose for our lives.  Before we were even born, He shaped not only our bodies, but […]

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Purpose in Life

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.  Long before we first heard of Christ, … he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in evrything and everyone.  Ephesians 1:11 (Msg) God has […]

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Perspective on Success

The following insights from Dr. Jim Denison (Denison Forum, January 9, 2018) are an excellent reminder of the difference between success and significance. “I would say my poise comes from my faith. I just pray for peace.” That’s how Alabama’s freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa explained his amazing calm in leading his team to an incredible […]

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The Secret to Contentment

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do […]

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Trials are a Good Thing

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  (James 1:2-4) A “trial” is something God causes or allows to occur for the purpose of strengthening […]

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When God “Flips the Light Switch”

John 9 records the story of Jesus giving sight to a man who was blind from birth.  Try to feel what this man was feeling.  Close your eyes and imagine his life.  Feel the darkness, despair, confusion, discouragement, the frustration at his complete dependance on others.  Now imagine what this man felt when he opened […]

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What Should I Do with this One Life?

Life is short and we all want to live a life that matters, one that’s full of adventure and deep satisfaction, one that makes an eternal difference. How do we do that? How do we fulfill God’s plan for our lives?  Three thoughts: Refuse to drift. We all tend to lose our way from time […]

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