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What is Your Burning Desire?

Never be lacking in zeal , but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  (Romans 12:11) God calls us to be zealous. The word zeal means ‘to be hot enough to boil’. Our world is full of zealots, individuals and groups who are boiling over with passion to advance their beliefs or agendas. Let us not […]

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Stir Up the Inner Fire!

“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) If you are a true follower of Christ (not just one who claims to be), God deposited His Spirit in you. That’s a total game changer! “For God has not given us […]

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Living For a Purpose

Adverse circumstances have a way of derailing us from the path we need to be on.  We lose focus, energy and momentum.  A case in point is Simon Peter.  In John 21, we find passionate Peter discouraged, confused, lacking vision, passion and purpose.  He did what we often do when we get derailed, he defaulted […]

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Choose Life

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23 We can either go through our days experiencing a slow death, or we can experience the joy and newness of life now and forever.   At some point read Romans 6-8.  Choose to […]

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Passion and Purpose

The life of Nehemiah demonstrates well how passion affects purpose. We often celebrate how Nehemiah was used by God to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, but we need to remember how that came to be.  Re-read Nehemiah 1. Before he was called by God on mission, he first felt something deep in his soul.  Once […]

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More Lessons from the Battlefield

“Fight the good fight of the faith.” 1 Timothy 6:12 May I remind you that we are at war?  If you fail to recognize the battle, you are certain to lose.  Another way to lose is by fighting with the wrong weapons. “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as […]

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Fight the Good Fight

“Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs — he wants to please his commanding officer.” 2 Tim 2: 3-4 A good read is, The Lone Survivor, the true story of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who miraculously survived a mission in […]

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Stand Firm

Our world has a seductive way of luring us into a “peacetime mind-set” versus a “wartime mentality.”  Scripture reminds us to prepare for battle every day, and to remember that our struggle is not with other people.  We are engaged in a spiritual battle and therefore need to be spiritually prepared.  Anchor your life deep […]

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