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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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The talkative Jesus talking inside me

–The Talkative Jesus–The gentle coaxing of conscience,Telling me to do what’s right,The inner prompting to obey God,The still-small urging to deny my desiresAnd put the will of God first,A frequent nudge to pray,Uplifting words to tell someone andKind deeds to … Continue reading

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Can we hamper God?

God’s glory manifests where there’s deep spiritual hunger. Deep spiritual hunger grows where great brokenness is embraced with humility and grace. Preachers say, “Listen to me tell you about Jesus,” but you can listen to Him. When we try to … Continue reading

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A Jesus Freak isn’t a “freak of nature” but of the supernatural

If you continually follow and obey the living Jesus with all your heart, society will see you as a freak. A Jesus Freak isn’t a freak of nature, but someone who is being radically transformed by the risen Jesus in … Continue reading

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How to spiritually flourish

–Flourishing–O, to overflowFrom withinWith the fruitOf God’s SpiritSo that His natureAnd His actionsRadiate through meAs rivers of lifeNourishing everythingAnd everyone oneIn my path.

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God-assignments are for everybody (got yours?)

God often whispers, like a gentle breeze in your heart, urging you toward righteousness, however, His inner nudges are frequently unnoticed. When you refuse to complete the assignments that God puts in your heart, you’re rejecting Him as your teacher. … Continue reading

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Do more than “only imagine” Jesus–experience Him daily!

Christ-followers can do much more than “only imagine” Jesus’ presence. We can experience His presence throughout the day! Christians like to quote half a verse: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man … Continue reading

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Many people have never given Jesus a chance.

Give Jesus a chance to speak to you. Notice His thoughts in your head. Give Jesus a chance to lead you. Do what He tells you to. Give Jesus a chance to make the Bible come alive. Read it daily … Continue reading

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If you want to be closer to Jesus, this’ll help

Vulnerability is a magnet for the living Jesus. It helps move our pride out of His way and attract His presence and power. Christianity isn’t about memorizing and verbalizing ideas about Jesus. It’s about internalizing Him and letting Him ignite … Continue reading

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Put Christ back in “ianity”

Churchianity’s been around for centuries. Now we have politicsianity. Let’s put Christ back in ianity. Christianity without love for all people, is counterfeit. To keep the rust off of my trust in God, I have to put the living Jesus … Continue reading

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