John the Baptist

“ Here and there, in clefts and basins, and on the hillsides, grade on grade, you observe a patch of corn, a clump of olives, a single palm.” “Even in the wilderness nature is not so stern as man.” Taken from Hepworth Dixon (“The Holy Land”) Metanoea, Metanoea  Metanoea! (Repent,...

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The “How” of Humility

The "how" of humility is simply to reckon on what the Lord Jesus Christ has already done for us and as us, and live by faith in His declaration of our death, burial, and resurrection with and in Him. "As He is, so are we [already] in this present, evil...

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How to Get Back to Appreciation

I have met many who have lost their appreciation for life. They’ve traded their ability to live freely, to love, and to laugh, for reactions, repressions, and denials. Some folks, hurt by love, have discarded love forever; it bears too much pain. Others, worn down by oppressive relationships, jobs or...

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He Draws Rather than Demands

The Lord delights in our delight to do His Will, responding to His Love and not to fear of what might happen if we don't do what He asks! Therefore, although He has the right to demand the yielding of our lives to Him, He instead woos us into willingly,...

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Exchange Your Life for His

Svetlana Alliluyeva was born the daughter of former-Russian leader, Josef Stalin. Her story in “Life” magazine September 22, 1967 is titled, ” Her desperate effort to carve out a life of dignity in a world of spies and purges.” As she reminisces of her growing up days, the striking truth...

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Beckoning Love

In every person there lies hidden, a cry for love. Why hidden? Love’s lacking has built a fortress of defense — a defense which protects the cry. It can be destroyed. It is not eternal, but a human cry — a cry which burros deeper at every resistance, at every...

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Grace and Heart

In 1 Corinthians 15:10. Paul proclaims: “I am what I am by the grace of God. “There is nothing that will bend a man’s will like the recognition of divine love which is blessedness to come in contact with, and to obey.” “You may try to sway him by motives...

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The Flow of Grace

Like a river dam or lock, We must manage the flow of grace. This includes that flow coming into our house, and then the flow going out. This is our stewardship . 1 Peter 4:10 speaks of stewardship,  “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same...

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