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He draws us out of many waters

This past Friday, two women in South Haven, Michigan, came close to losing their lives unexpectedly on that town's south pier at Lake Michigan. As they walked along the pier, a flood of waves rushed in and pushed them off the side into the choppy waters. Fortunately, there were bystanders nearby who rushed onto the pier… Continue reading He draws us out of many waters

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For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision

Having visions from Jehovah God is paramount to an individual's spiritual well-being and to a community's well-being also. By "visions," I mean something genuine that goes beyond fake stuff in some Christian circles such as Benny Hinn causing whole groups of people to fall out while at the foot of his stage. Proverbs 29:15 states,… Continue reading For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision

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I pray not to fall prey: judging good fruit from the bad

In Christian circles, it is easy to get caught up in outward appearances. False prophets and teachers are everywhere in these last days. If there’s a sucker born every minute who will fall for them, we must pray not to become their prey. Our Lord said: 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you… Continue reading I pray not to fall prey: judging good fruit from the bad

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It’s mainly an endurance race, not a sprint

Endurance. Stamina. Patience. According to Hebrews 12, we must allow God to place these within us to make it all the way through to the end in our Christian life. As Paul states: 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and… Continue reading It’s mainly an endurance race, not a sprint

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Chosen, called, and upheld by God

One of the many good reasons to regularly study God's word and apply it is so we can be reminded just how faithful God is to us and how beneficial that relationship is for us to make it in this life as we prepare for the next life. Isaiah 41:8-13 is one place where we… Continue reading Chosen, called, and upheld by God

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Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

If you grew up in a traditional denomination as I did, you may be familiar with the following song: This is the day, this is the day. That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, we will rejoice, And be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is… Continue reading Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

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Selah in Shiloh to find our lots in life

When Joshua took over leadership of Israel after Moses's death, the nation continued to accomplish many things at Jehovah's command in order to settle the land they were blessed with. To commemorate what God had done for them up to that point, a solemn assembly was called together in Joshua 18 as a selah, a… Continue reading Selah in Shiloh to find our lots in life

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Avoiding covetous distractions

I'll admit that there have been a good number of times when I walked into a church gathering to hear from the Lord where I was more focused on how to work out a financial situation in my life for my self-serving benefit. So focused, in fact, that I missed out on the full impact… Continue reading Avoiding covetous distractions

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It’s good for me to draw near to God

We may be living in a period where many are forsaking the Lord because they are deceived by the seemingly attractive things of the world, but I thank God that his Holy Spirit in me continues to encourage me to draw near to my Heavenly Father with my whole heart. With his loving persistence, the… Continue reading It’s good for me to draw near to God

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Awestruck by God’s manner of love

The apostle John in 1 John 3:1 expressed amazement at the fact that God loves us with a genuine love that is massive in both its quantity and quality when he said, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world… Continue reading Awestruck by God’s manner of love