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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Water Anyone?

Hillsong United sings an amazing song called Oceans. Here is the chorus: Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Savior Wow is…

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Three Doors

I see things so differently now.  Before I felt lost, without purpose, floundering in my hurts and hangups, desperate to find “the more.”  Now I have purpose, finally feel free and get to live the life of Christ.  I may have been “born again” years ago, but only now do I feel alive.  Much of…

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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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Could you?

I’ve been reading some stuff by Andrew Murray.  He was a powerful evangelist in the 1800s.  Most of his ministry was in South Africa. He was a contemporary of John G. Lake and Spurgeon.  This is a quote from his book titled “Experiencing the Holy Spirit.” “Man has two great enemies by whom the devil…

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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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Glory to Glory?

Think of someone you know doesn’t like you.  Of course everyone likes you since you are a child of God, so just imagine there is someone out there who doesn’t think highly of you, better?  Now you hear from your friends that this person said you were awesome.  What would you think?  Maybe something like…

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Wisdom from above

So I feel like I am on a theme here but that is just where we are.  God is amazing in His persistence and patience towards us.  He keeps revealing more and more of His nature.  As I have said in previous posts I believe the very foundation of His body, the church, is the revelation…

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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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