He is so gracious toward us.

I am currently writing out the book of Revelation, and the things I’m noticing are amazing and so encouraging! Here’s something God revealed tonight while I copied Revelation chapter 3 about the church of Laodicea. “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, […]

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Love Anyway

(Originally written down in my journal on 7/29/19) I’ve been thinking about love. It feels like it’s going to take a lot of energy to write this out. But I think it’s important. Sometimes love means allowing something that makes you uncomfortable. Choosing to love can make you vulnerable. But over time it’s little bits of love that add up together as proof of great love, God’s love. Do you choose to put yourself at a disadvantage and put others […]

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What is the Measure of a Man?

What is the measure of a man? You can measure him in kindness, in good deeds. In prayers piling up in golden incense bowls before the Lord. The Lord measured King Belshazzar in the book of Daniel, and he was found “wanting”. He was lacking before the Lord. I often measure myself by the standards of other people. I measure myself against impossible standards that I imagine others are judging me by. But the only one whose opinion really matters […]

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Five Minute Friday: Search

This is a link up post with fiveminutefriday.com where bloggers write for five minutes on a topic with no editing. Today’s topic is “search.” I set my timer for five minutes and ta-da. —————————— “Search” ‘You will find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.’ It’s hard to keep searching sometimes. It’s easier just to let it go, let the desire to know God or know truth or get to know His word, to let it drift […]

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God Will Carry You

This is a message God has given me different times. He gave it to me again today! [this is written from God’s perspective] I Am holding you in My hand. Don’t be afraid. It’s not what you think. John 10:28 – “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.“ Isaiah 49:16 “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before Me.“ […]

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The Lord Directs Us!

While reading Proverbs 16, a few passages stuck out to me: “The lot is cast into the lap, but it’s every decision is from the Lord.“(Proverbs 16:33) “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:1) Proverbs 16 has long been one of my favorite Proverbs. One summer I tried to memorize it. I made it about […]

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He Refused the Gall

Having placed a high priority on reading the Bible regularly, I’ve become rather familiar with the Scriptures. Sometimes this can be a dangerous thing, as I can overlook details believing, “Oh I already know this.” So I try to look deeper, to discover beautiful details I missed previously. For a long time I thought to myself (so assumptive of me!), “I don’t really need to read the Bible; I know it so well already.” (Actually — that was probably a […]

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Listening to the Lord…

I set about listening for ten minutes tonight. 8:43-8:53pm. I saw a sea of candles in my mind’s eye. The wind moves the flames in harmony. It was a beautiful vision. The Bible says that Holy Spirit moves us where He wills (see John 3:8). I pray that we, the Church, will move in harmony as one in Jesus Christ. I want to see us being in harmony even with those we’ve never met and those we have yet to […]

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He Will Transform Me

Last week, I was with my brothers, their respective wives/fiances/girlfriends, and my parents. Two out of four of us siblings live in different states so it’s not often that we are all together. We went out to dinner to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. As I looked around the table, I observed with humor and awe that all of us are similar. We act like our parents! Growing up together we learned mannerisms, quirks, silly smiles, facial expressions, how to […]

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Faith Comes By Hearing…

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. -Romans 10:17  I recently read “Celebration of Discipline,” by Richard J. Foster, about different practices of Christianity and growing in your relationship with Christ. One chapter was about study, which is pretty much my favorite Christian “discipline.” It’s no surprise that I love studying and discovering truth in the Word and how it all works together. Foster make some fascinating points worth sharing: “Study involves four steps. The […]

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