I find that the longer and closer we walk with the Lord the greater the joy, peace, and outright excitement I have for living my life as close to God’s plan for me as I possibly can. I’m not, nor will I ever be a perfect Christian but when Jesus says
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Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIRV)
“So I want you to realize that the Lord your God is God. He is the faithful God. He keeps his covenant for all time to come. He keeps it with those who love him and obey his commands. He shows them his love.”
I constantly marvel at the providence of our Lord. Constantly! In my youth, I was always in a hurry and didn’t often reflect on where the hand of God had directed and guarded me on my path but it didn’t take a great many years to begin to see providence at work on my path. If you look up the word in one of the online dictionaries here is what you get. (I’ve BOLDED parts that really apply to this context of providence, as the word like many others in our lexicon have multiple meaning depending on context. The BOLDED definitions are where I want to focus.) Continue reading “Providence You Say”
Leaving the church this morning a familiar feeling was running though me. Not really wanting worship to be concluded and thinking about how many days, hours, and minutes stood between that moment and when we would reassemble as a congregation to worship once again. This scripture passage really says it.
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Hebrews 11:1 (NIRV)
Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see.
The old phrase ‘Seeing is believing’ just doesn’t cut it when we are talking about faith. As soon as you have proof of something it no longer is an element of faith. Doubt is the enemy of faith but having doubt doesn’t mean you cannot grow your faith. Jesus snatches the doubt ridden Peter from falling into the sea…
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We have had recent discussions here on the site about our responsibility to spread the love of God through our witness. Those discussions and an incident that happened at the gym a few days ago started my consideration of ways that we provide witness to the world around us. Then this morning John 7:38 was today’s scripture reading. The verse itself sparked my interest immediately but I wanted more of the context so I read from the verse before to the verse after:
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