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Rainbow: Seeking and Recognizing Signs from God

The Lord knows we need to see signs from Him in order to believe. So as we walk with Him, we can ask for and receive a rainbow that builds our faith.  Then Jesus said to him, Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe. John 4:48, NKJV The Rainbow…… Continue reading Rainbow: Seeking and Recognizing Signs from God

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Newness: Learning to Live As New Creatures in Jesus Christ

As born again believers, we leave behind our old, sinful nature to live in the newness of Jesus Christ. This is a choice we can make with the newness of each day. As a new year is upon us, I imagine that many people are eagerly anticipating something new. But as with any transition, I… Continue reading Newness: Learning to Live As New Creatures in Jesus Christ

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Foolishness: Rejecting Worldly Wisdom to Follow Christ

Sometimes we feel foolish when we veer away from the path that the world prescribes for our lives, but choosing to live out our calling is not foolishness.  Years ago when I was in college, my mom gave me some sage advice. But at the time, I considered it foolishness. It was Thanksgiving break, and… Continue reading Foolishness: Rejecting Worldly Wisdom to Follow Christ

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Pilgrims: Learning to Be in The World, Not of The World

As believers, we are pilgrims who live in the world but are not of the world. We must embrace this identity to truly follow Christ.  Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. 1 Peter 2:11 Recently my sister in law made an intriguing comment.… Continue reading Pilgrims: Learning to Be in The World, Not of The World

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Little: Being Faithful with the Small So He Will Entrust Us with More

As we serve the Lord, we are called upon to do many small things. Only when He finds us faithful in these little things, will He entrust us with more.  For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice… Zechariah 4:10 One recent morning, I found myself getting flustered. The night… Continue reading Little: Being Faithful with the Small So He Will Entrust Us with More

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Self: Shifting Our Focus from Ourselves to Christ in Us

Shifting our focus from ourselves to Christ, we die to self and live for Him. Alive in Christ, we reach the fullest expression of who He created us to be.  Recently I received an email from a friend who asked me two very simple yet thought-provoking questions. She was writing a talk for an upcoming… Continue reading Self: Shifting Our Focus from Ourselves to Christ in Us

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Pattern: Preparing Our Hearts for the Bold Promises of God

There’s a Biblical pattern to inherit the Lord’s promises: the Lord makes bold promises, prepares us to receive them, and helps us enter the promised land.  Recently in my quiet time with the Lord, the Holy Spirit dropped two very specific scriptures into my spirit: Deuteronomy 1:8 and Deuteronomy 8:1. I love it when the… Continue reading Pattern: Preparing Our Hearts for the Bold Promises of God

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Reins: Relinquishing Control to The Lord Who Blesses Us

When we give the Lord the reins to our life, we relinquish control. And as we let go, He leads and guides us into His blessings.  Sometimes, when I pause and consider my life, I am amazed at how the Lord has blessed me. It definitely has not always been this good. But the more… Continue reading Reins: Relinquishing Control to The Lord Who Blesses Us

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Balance: Experiencing Healing in Body, Soul, and Spirit

When we seek God’s healing, we find balance in our body, soul, and spirit. He gives us the wisdom for how to achieve this balance long term. I’m in my final week of a six-week dietary reset. It’s been a bit of a battle, but most of the fighting happened before I even began. Before… Continue reading Balance: Experiencing Healing in Body, Soul, and Spirit

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Calling: Who We’ve Been and Who We’re Becoming

The Lord knows who we’ve always been, who we are, and who we’re becoming because He created each one of us with a specific calling. This morning, I felt the Holy Spirit nudging me to go upstairs to finally open up an old box. The box has been sitting in a cabinet for nearly three… Continue reading Calling: Who We’ve Been and Who We’re Becoming