Monthly Archives: June 2017

God’s longing for you …

June 30, 2017 “Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.” Isaiah 30:18 New American Standard The Lord sees everything and still He longs for you. What an … Continue reading

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You don’t really want to be in control .. do you?

June 28, 2017 “It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to … Continue reading

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Finding your shape …

June 27, 2017 “Holy, Holy, Holy is God-of-the-Angel-Armies. His bright glory fills the whole earth.” Isaiah 6:3 The Message An old Montana preacher described Isaiah’s work as calling Promised-People to submit their lives “to being shaped by the Word of … Continue reading

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Stopping on the road … letting go

June 26, 2017 “God the Master, the Holy One of Israel, has this solemn counsel. “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in … Continue reading

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Planted by Jesus himself …

June 22, 2017 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,  that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fish Living …

June 21, 2017 “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to … Continue reading

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Is that it … believe?

June 20, 2017 “What can we do to perform the works of God? They asked. Jesus replied, This is the work of God — that you believe in the One He has sent.” John 6:28-29 Holman Christian Standard It’s the … Continue reading

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The grace solution…

June 16, 2017 “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1 You have to learn a whole new language when you follow Jesus. You learn it as you step into everyday … Continue reading

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B-rated lives …

June 15, 2017 “He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant,  but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right. He won’t tire out and quit. He won’t be stopped until he’s finished his work—to set … Continue reading

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Gratefulness … all because

June 14, 2017 “ I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective … Continue reading

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