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Religious self-protection is a rejection of true freedom in Christ.

E. Stanley Jones said: “Jesus was crucified because He wouldn’t conform to a system.” (Jones was an American Methodist missionary to India in the mid-twentieth century.) True freedom in Christ is much more than a system, form, or formula. A … Continue reading

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The more I lower myself the more God’s power flows

The more I discernThe glory of the LordThe less my self-concernAnd the more I learnTo trust Him. The more I denyMyselfTo followJesusThe more ILearn to relyOn Him daily. The moreI lowerMyself,The moreGod’s powerCan flow. The more I hungerTo know God … Continue reading

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Refreshing inner rivers

When you ask Jesus To enter your heart And lay down your life To His full control Refreshing rivers Start to freely flow From deep within you Streaming awareness And revelations, Inner reality Beyond your belief. I move my mouth … Continue reading

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So-so Christianity?

Jesus doesn’t sow so-so Christianity If we want to really growIn Christ the LordIt’s not enough to studyUntil we knowA lot of Bible information.We need to allow Jesus,The living WordTo plant and sow,Fertilize and hoe,And cause His seedsTo take deep … Continue reading

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Marsh Madness

O, the glorious valueAnd amazing treasureOf every human being,Even when it’s unseenAnd unappreciated.Even people society rejectsContain the image of GodBuried beneath their brokenness,Yet still present in their pain.Love finds, beholds, and respectsThe Creator’s work and reflection,No matter how dim,No matter … Continue reading

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Refugees from sin

Refugees fleeing fromGuilt and self-destruction,Shame and addiction,You are welcomeIn the kingdom of God True Christians are refugeesWho are escapingFrom the chaosAnd destruction of sin. The best refugeFor refugees from sadnessIs the living Jesus.

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Your mental bouquet

Every dayYou pickYour own bouquet,WeedsThat plantThe seedsOf misery,Or flowersOf kindnessAnd hope. Filling your mindWith bouquets of weedsOnly succeedsIn making you miserable. EverydayGather good thoughtsInto a fragrantAnd beautiful bouquetOf inner peaceAnd make itThe centerpieceOf your mind. In a balanced bouquetAll the … Continue reading

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What’s the source of creativity?

–Creativity–In the stillness of quietSounds of silenceGather togetherAnd arrange themselvesTo compose this poem,Words that I didn’t hearWith my physical ear.From what sourceDid they appearIn my mind?Ancient Greeks saidThe silent inner soundsOf inspirational creativityCome from goddessesThat they called muses.The early Christians … Continue reading

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Tanning bed or real sunshine?

Jesus is like sunshineRadiating in human heartsFor all to see. Few people wantTo sit indoors and hearWeekly lecturesAbout the sun.They’d ratherBe in the sun’s presenceBasking in and absorbingIts beautiful brightness.That’s how I feelAbout the Son of God! Jesus shinesWith glorious … Continue reading

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“Owed” to closed doors

Many of the good thingsIn my lifeI owe to closed doorsThat kept meFrom walking awayFrom them. Closed doorsAren’t just a disappointment,They’re also an appointmentWith GodFor comfort and guidance. Camping at a closed doorCan cause you to miss outOn many open … Continue reading

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