The World is not our Source

…and The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make strong your bones; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters don’t fail. Isaiah 58:11 Who are we looking to to supply our wants and needs? Most of us are accustomed […]

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Our Source for Living above our Circumstances

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?” But we have Christ’s mind. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Sometimes we believers are accused of being out of our minds. Perhaps that is the state that we should aspire to; to be disconnected from the natural, human mind set and its ways […]

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What Are You Connected To?

Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. John 4:13, 14 Have you thought about your connections lately? […]

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What are Your Kingdom Aspirations?

Seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
It is normal for us to focus on pursuing our hopes and dreams for a better future. Some are working toward completing an education. Others are looking to be employed with a bigger salary in better position or with a new company. Another may be seeking to be the best in his field of expertise or the best in her sport. Some may be seeking to move to a better house in a better neighborhood. And others are desiring something new in their lives: to start a new business, to have a baby, to take a trip to visit a new destination or to start a new relationship. Most of these aspirations have to deal with our daily physical existence. But what goals and aspirations do we have concerning our spiritual lives, concerning our relationship with God and concerning our effectiveness for God’s kingdom?

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Our Source for Overcoming Evil in the World

Once again evil has made it presence known, this time in the unlikely country of Norway. There one or more misguided individuals have committed immoral acts to promote their “cause” resulting in pain and grief across this nation. What were they thinking? They seem to think that the killing of innocent people would somehow bring […]

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Sowing in Difficult Times

Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will assuredly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves. Psalm 126:5, 6 Sowing is a fundamental part of God’s kingdom. Paul reminds us in Galatians 6:7 not to be deceived for we always will reap what we […]

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Our Source for Happiness in Relationships

Relationships can be complicated. Often they put us in new and unexpected situations and they  can be a drain on our energy and strength. Something we can develop negative attitudes toward those who are closest to us. Often, we expect too much from others, that they should be the answer to fulfilling our needs so […]

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Our Source of True Freedom

Most assuredly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin. A bondservant doesn’t live in the house forever. A son remains forever. If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:34-36 As we celebrate our nation’s independence we need to remind ourselves of what is the […]

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Practicing “For me to live is Christ”

Back in May 2008 the Lord began leading me to study what it means to live with God as my source. I have learned a lot during these last three years. Much of what I have learned has been summarized in the article Discover that God is your Source. At first I focused on seeking […]

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Increase our fruitfulness: Abiding in Christ

Just as we stay connected to God’s word through meditation, we also need to stay connected to our Lord Jesus Christ through the practice of abiding. He is our vital link to the life of God. He not some far off or a remote supernatural being who is not concerned with our needs and difficulties. […]

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