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Today experience life with Jesus

Look for Jesus today. He’s everywhere. If you notice Him, listen to Him, and obey His inner promptings, what a day today will be! Today notice Jesus everywhere you go. Surrender to His presence. Rely and depend on Him every … 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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Church members matter . . .

Church members matter.They’re not ornamentsIn an audience.They should meet to bePart of Christ’s bodyDirected by Him,Led by Gods Spirit,Hearing what He saysAnd then doing it. Let’s forget about self and comfort. Let’s focus instead on letting Christ live in and … Continue reading

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When the Cultivator cultivates human heart-soil

Trust GodTo cultivateYour heart.Let Him pullThe weeds outBefore they startTo overrun you! When weedsAre allowedTo run wildIn your heartPeace and joyDepart. For life-giving cultivationRead the Bible withHeart-warming contemplation,Not theological speculation. Some people let God cultivate beauty within them. Some people … Continue reading

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When you believe in Jesus you rely on Him every moment

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” ―C.S. Lewis. When you believe in Jesus you rely on Him every moment Believing is trusting–Relying on someoneSo much thatWe complyWith what … Continue reading

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Worship God and be the master of your desires, not their slave.

Humans tend to be led by desires (I want this,) opinions (I think this,) and emotions (I feel this,) instead of by God’s Spirit. Let God make you the master of your desires, not their slave. To believe is to … Continue reading

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The King who matters most says: “Love one another.”

The King of Kings says: “A new command I give you: Love one another.” We have no excuse for rebelling against Him. King Jesus is too often robbed of His authority. Like a figurehead king, He’s honored with words, but … Continue reading

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Christians should train like Navy Seals so they can follow Jesus better

If you don’t train your desires, emotions, and thoughts to align with truth and integrity, they’ll align you with self-deception. Overcoming temptation requires training, not just will power! Christianity’s not about settling into a comfort zone. It’s about rigorously training … Continue reading

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A casual decision to follow Jesus isn’t enough

Christians are called to a level of faith in Jesus that empowers them to relinquish all their rights to God. Press on! Discipleship is daily learning to freely relinquish your free will to the living, resurrected Jesus. A casual decision … Continue reading

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Being forged & refined by Jesus

Jesus is the wayBeyond pride,Beyond self-effort,And beyond despair.Let Jesus be the airYou breathe.Let Him continually fill youLike deep breathing,His Spirit,His very presenceAlways working inAnd through you.Even if you’re calledA “fool for Christ,”It’s spirituallyAdvantageousTo be so “poor in spirit”That your love … Continue reading

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