God’s Tough Love: Wants vs. Needs

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How reassuring it is to have God’s promise to meet our needs! “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 However, many of us are like children when it comes to distinguishing our needs from our wants. A child may think they need a piece of candy but their parent understands it is a desire and cannot always be indulged. A parent knows more about …

Is God About to Grind a Proud, Unrepentant America Under His Heel?

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Okay, so with the latest in a long line of saber-rattling over Syria hitting the news this week, and our perpetual march to (ever more) war(s) seeming to lurch zombie-style ever closer to the Big Game goal of mixing it up with Russia, it seems like a good time to recap a few key facts: God owns everyone and everything. (See: Genesis 1; Romans 9.) . God uses everyone and everything to accomplish His purposes to the ultimate …

Is Worry Sinful?

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The Bible never explicitly says that worry is sinful, however, we can conclude this based on Scripture. Most worry, or anxiety, is a failure to trust God. The fact that God sent His only son to die for our sins, in order to restore fellowship between Creator and His creation, is proof of His powerful love for mankind. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in …

Visible Lack of Support?

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2/1/2017 After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants …

Do You Trust God Completely?

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God wants our trust. His desire for us is to trust Him completely, not partially. It is all or nothing with God. A lukewarm faith and lukewarm trust are of little value. “So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:16 (NIV) Every worry, seemingly impossible circumstance, and burning desire is in His control. Unfortunately, fear and doubt creep in when we do not understand …

Are You Honest With God?

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We have the freedom to speak honestly before our King. God already knows what we think, and what we are about to say, so it is foolishness to hide our true feelings from Him. We have permission to be honest, really honest, and need not fear retribution or punishment for our transparency. “Before a word is on my tongue You, LORD, know it completely.” Psalm 139:4 (NIV) Consider Lazarus, Mary, and Martha. Jesus considered all …

Valley Detours: Trusting God

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Have you ever read the wonderful book by Hannah Hurnard, Hinds Feet In High Places? If not, I highly recommend that you do. The main character, Much Afraid, decides to trust the Good Shepherd and travel to His kingdom, which are on the high places. He appoints two companions to assist her along the way, but they lead her up and down paths that often seem like detours. “I will instruct you and teach you …

Facing GIANT Fears

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Giants were actual biblical figures (Gen. 6:4, Num. 13:33), which intimidated and triggered fear in man. If used as an analogy, giants are obstacles and fears that hinder God’s direction in our life. New career paths, a step into ministry, a move, an illness, or some monumental challenge are all calculable Goliaths. Fear is innate, a healthy survival instinct. But fear should be a manifestation that produces positive action. Too often fear hinders our spiritual …