Author Archives: heartcalm7

Enabled to do His will

“Wretched man that I am!  Who will set me free from the body of this death?” Paul says in Romans 7:24, grieving over his inability to perform in life in the way he feels that God intended for him.  For … Continue reading

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Listening to God’s Voice Takes Prayer and Practice

By our own choice, we too often live in spiritual poverty, ignoring God’s wonderful offer of help: “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be … Continue reading

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Frustrated with yourself?

“For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. . . . For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that … Continue reading

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Watch carefully for your rescue!

Picture the scene of a man lost at sea in a little boat filling with water.  Hopefully, he is not so busy bailing out his boat that he does not see the search airplane passing overhead and miss his opportunity … Continue reading

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Replacing anxiety

Anxiety takes the joy out of our lives, replacing it with dread and fear and insecurity.  Jesus says to us, “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for … Continue reading

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Our Forever Attorney

Forever is an unfamiliar concept to our insecure, earthbound minds.  It is foreign to our worldview and experience of shame and disappointments.  Nothing seems forever.  Things we treasure are ripped from our hands or slip unexpectedly through our fingers. It is … Continue reading

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Our loving Coach in temptation

As a schoolboy, I learned to water ski from my dad.  He gave me a few dry land lessons on the basics of balancing myself over the skis, staying crouched until the speed of the boat was sufficient to allow … Continue reading

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