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Saturday, December 17: Redemption — Creating the Need It Satisfies

four.  that’s the number of relationship breakdowns i’ve experienced this year with people i trusted — two of them occurring in the last three months. i kept poring over God’s purpose in it all. if it is all about proving and reassuring,  He is all-knowing, so … Continue reading

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Friday, December 16: Wrestling Before God

right now, i am consciously and determinedly veering my mind away from worrying.  Christ tells me, “do not let your heart be troubled.  trust in Me.”  i am getting scared.  not because the Lord has decided to keep me waiting but because i feel i am losing the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 14: The Great Life

i must admit i have been bugging the Lord for something for like two weeks now and all i keep finding myself saying is, “c’mon, Looord, let it happen.  just will it, pleeeeease!”  i don’t get mad, i just persist. … Continue reading

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Friday, December 9: The Opposition of the Natural

repulsed by the obvious evilness of  sin,  i find that it is no longer a matter of  avoiding sin per se,  “but of giving up my right to myself, my natural independence, and self-will.  this is where the battle has … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 6: My Rainbow in the Cloud

“why doesn’t God do everything that we ask?  because that is not the basis of the God-and-man relationship.  man must go beyond the physical body and feelings in his covenant with God, just as God goes beyond Himself in reaching … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 14, The Discipline of the Lord

God hears and knows my longing to be good and pleasing in His eyes but He also knows my failings in this regard.  God knows i dream of Him and speak to Him even in my sleep but He also … Continue reading

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Friday, August 12: The Theology of Resting in God

i find today’s reading very special because it tells us how we can make Jesus “utterly and profoundly” happy.  all our days we pray and think about what we can get out of Him that will ensure our happiness or … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 19: The Submission of the Believer

“Our Lord never insists on having authority over us… But once His life has been created in me through His redemption, I instantly recognize His right to absolute authority over me.  Then He is easily Lord of our life, and … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 16: The Concept of Divine Control

God controls everything. whether we like it or not, or we run around asking other people for help…. or, whether or not you agree, God has His hand in all things.  so it’s really more practical, more clever and better … Continue reading

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July 5, Tuesday: Don’t Plan Without God

we feel slighted when we are not included in a close friend’s or a family members’ activities. imagine how God must feel when we eagerly plan activities, projects, and goals without including Him at all but when the first sign … Continue reading

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