Category: Surrender

Willing to Trust

I once heard this story by Andrian Rogers.  He was a great preacher from Memphis who could really bring a message.  He told a story about a trip he took to Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.  There are a lot of really smart people at JSC.  Adrian met a PhD physicist and struck up a conversation. …

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Suppress or Surrender?

Here is a famous quote: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. What a word means can be very different from how it is used or perceived. What if our perception of God is influenced by our understanding of language? That is a silly question, right? Of course our perception is…

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Jumbo Shrimp

Ever notice that God seems to like paradoxes?  You know all the references like first and last, die to live, humbled and exalted…you get the idea.  The crazy thing is it may not make sense from a worldly perspective but absolutely makes sense from God’s perspective.  It has everything to do with our relationship with…

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Believing Bridge

Do you ever feel like who you are is not who you want to be?  It is like you are living in one reality and looking at another across a great divide.  People will say “I do this but know I should be doing this.”  It is an identity problem.  In our carnal thinking we…

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Survival or surrender?

Here is a question.  As a born again believer what has passed away and what is new?  That’s right, all things.  What happened to your body of sin or old man?  That’s right again, it died.  Are you a slave to sin or righteousness?  You got it, righteousness.  How about your status, alive or dead?…

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Training and thinking

James 4:6-7 Expanded Bible (EXB)  6 But God gives us even more grace, as ·the Scripture [L it; orhe] says,  “God ·is against[opposes; resists] the proud,  but he gives grace to the humble [Prov. 3:34; 1 Pet. 5:5].”  7 So ·give yourselves completely [submit]to God. ·Stand against [Resist] the devil [1 Pet. 5:9], and the devil will ·run[flee] from you. So we are on vacation and spending some time with…

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Stop trying, really?

Let me ask you a question.  Are you willing to completely surrender?  I know that conceptually we are or already have.  How about this: are willing to “stop trying” even when you know there is a needed change?  Listen, we are all learning who we are in Jesus.  I am becoming more and more confident…

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Become like children

What do you think when you read a verse like this one: Matthew 18:3  (KJV)  3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. I know in my past I was “strongly encouraged” to REPENT!!! and be a…

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