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Altars: Readying Our Hearts for New Transformation

We can be distracted by the ways God showed up in the past, that we miss how He is showing up in the present. We dance around old altars, instead of readying our hearts for a new transformation. It seems to me that we often, almost sulkily, reject the good that God offers us because,… Continue reading Altars: Readying Our Hearts for New Transformation

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Expect: Counting on God’s Promises Not the World’s

It can be easy to expect our due rewards if we follow all the rules. God does not promise an easy life or guarantee earthly rewards. He does promise to pursue and love us even though we don’t deserve it.  There’s a story in scripture most commonly known as the prodigal son. Tim Keller calls… Continue reading Expect: Counting on God’s Promises Not the World’s

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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

Devotional · Stay Sane

Oath: God Can be Trusted Through the Most Fearful Times

Being prepared is not a wrong value, but it is when I put it over faith. God has made an oath to His children and He can be trusted. Preparation is something I value. But with 4 kids, it can be fleeting. I mean as in impossible… Distanced Rally It was 6:30 in the morning.… Continue reading Oath: God Can be Trusted Through the Most Fearful Times

Devotional · Stay Sane

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