Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sunday, October 30: Faith

my mother was a woman of God.  she was the only real person i knew with a faith in God so great that she practically lived every moment grounded on it. growing up as a child, i always felt that … Continue reading

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Saturday, October 29: Substitution

when any of my kids find some real stumbling block along the way of working towards a desired goal, i always urge him or her to turn to God for divine intervention and peace. i find myself doing exactly what my mother … Continue reading

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Friday, October 28: Justification By Faith

“repent and be saved!”  how often do we hear that?  how many of us have turned away discouraged?  today’s reading, however,  gives encouraging messages and a welcome change from the strong repent admonitions.  “when I turn to God and by belief accept what God reveals, instantly … Continue reading

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Thursday, October 27: The Method of Missions

i come across a lot of problematic people and problematic situations, not including the vicarious problematic experiences i get while watching my friends and family deal with their share.   maybe it has a lot to do with my location … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 26: What is a Missionary?

what is our definition of success?  is it material accomplishment, fame, and power? or is it spiritual advancement, peace of mind, strong relationships, and lots of happy time with family and friends?  whatever our answer is normally defines our personal relationship with Jesus.   instead of getting preoccupied with future … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 25: Submitting to God’s Purpose

with Jesus, there are no excuses.  we can’t say, “sorry Jesus, had you made me as wealthy as my neighbor, i wouldn’t have had to work so hard and i could have spent more time with You, care for the … Continue reading

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Monday, October 24: The Proper Perspective

salvation is something we can never achieve on our own.  it is all grace.   it is also impossible to live a victorious life on our own.  Christ is the author of it.  and, unless we cease thinking that we … Continue reading

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