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Diligence vs Dependence

There is a spiritual tension between two concepts of what we must do to become all that God intended us to be – to live in a way that pleases Him. On the one hand, we are incapable (Romans 5:6) … Continue reading

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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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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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Take possession!

“Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is … Continue reading

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Keep your eye on the ball

Paul teaches us that our true life is in heaven, despite what is apparent to us in day-to-day living.  “. . even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and … Continue reading

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Cleansing, for Fruitfulness

We want badly to be useful to our Master, to fulfill the purpose for which we were created. “Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and … Continue reading

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God works through you

 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”        Ephesians 2:10      NASB “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory … Continue reading

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