Category Archives: dependence

Living in Dependence

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. . .”    Colossians 2:6  NIV “Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish … Continue reading

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Stop struggling! Rest in God.

We get so pressured in our preoccupation with managing of the details of our lives.  We are haunted by the illusion that we are in control of the outcomes.  This sense of responsibility drives us and keeps us on edge. … Continue reading

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Weakness

In our society, strength (or imagined strength) is applauded, and weakness is thought of as a defect — that you have missed the best in life. So observes J.I. Packer in an introductory interview regarding his small book Weakness Is the … Continue reading

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He Takes Us by the Hand

Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing … Continue reading

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Confessing helplessness

O, what a gift it is to be made aware of our life-threatening condition!  After the initial shock, we are grateful to the doctor who uncovers a serious life threat.  Recognizing that we are not invincible — but in fact … Continue reading

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Come into the Fortress

“O God, You have rejected us. You have broken us; You have been angry; O, restore us. You have made the land quake, You have split it open; Heal its breaches, for it totters. . . Thou hast made Thy … Continue reading

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A holy partnership

Each year at this time, we put up home made Christmas tree ornaments that I made with my boys when they were little.  Like a little  balsa wood loaf of bread, symbolizing Jesus calling Himself The Bread of Life.  A small … Continue reading

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