Before I Can Forgive

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither 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. Isa. 55:8-9 Before I can forgive, I must know what it is I’m forgiving. I must […]

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When Others Won’t Let You Forget

Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.  Psalm 69:20 The Psalmist knew human nature.  He knew that we are often punished for the breadth of a lifetime for mistakes we’ve made.  Grace, […]

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Not Even Afraid

By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict. Hebrews 11:23 Fear is Satan’s biggest tactic to destroy the children of God. Since we were never created to encounter evil nor to be able to […]

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Veiled Beauty

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.” ‘ But wisdom is proved right by her actions.” Matthew 11:18-19     I used to wait for […]

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Withholding and Unavailable

But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Romans 8:10 If Christ lives in me, I have full access to Him; everything that He is and everything that He has promised to give to me. He withholds none of it. He plays […]

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Striving Or Riding The Current?

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.   2 Corinthians 12:9 Last night, I had quite a dream.  I was in a large auditorium.  It was packed with strangers but also sprinkled […]

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GOD CAME SEARCHING FOR US

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”  Genesis […]

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Refuge From The Avenger

It is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.  Hebrews 6:18 Have you ever been the object of revenge?  Perhaps you did something awful but later regretted it when you considered what this person might dish out in return.  What’s […]

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When The Two Seem The Same

God chose you as the first fruits for salvation, through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth, to which he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thess. 2: 13-14 I saw a quote earlier. “Your past is not God’s future for […]

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When Love Is Right In Front Of You

I will never walk alone for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.  Psalm 26:3 Everyone wonders what their future will hold.  Good times or hard times?  Healthy or unhealthy?  Married or unmarried?  Financially secure or living with meager provision?  Surrounded by those who love us or mostly alone? […]

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