Daily Blessings

July 1, 2020
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Freedom Through Submission

God wants you to have a kind of freedom that is much deeper than the […]
June 30, 2020
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Empowered Living

Your deepest, truest identity is not rooted in what you do or how you love […]
June 29, 2020
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You are the “beloved.”   Today’s Text: “Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long […]
June 26, 2020
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There is a deep serenity that the heart can experience in ways that the mind […]
June 25, 2020
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Eliminate worry!

Gratitude leads to peace. Paul put it plainly, “…do not be anxious about anything, but […]
June 24, 2020
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The top 10%

The Gospel gives you power to persevere.   It’s what Paul spoke about in Philippians […]
June 23, 2020
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Energizing Your Destiny

The Gospel doesn’t make you lazy – it energizes you toward a destiny.   Paul, […]
June 22, 2020
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Contaminating the Gospel

The abundant life of the Christian in no way depends upon the believer’s own righteousness […]
June 19, 2020
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Spirit vs. flesh

Righteousness comes from Jesus plus nothing. In fact, the less you try to add your […]
June 18, 2020
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The joy of service

Problems – you aren’t called to promote them; it doesn’t help to pretend they aren’t […]
June 17, 2020
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Freedom of serving

You can’t prevent all the problems of life, but you can praise God in the […]
June 16, 2020
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Energize the soul!

You are called to work out your salvation but not to work at it or […]
June 15, 2020
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Work out your salvation

You never need to work for your salvation, but you can work out your salvation. […]
June 12, 2020
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Can humility and confidence coexist?

Humility isn’t seeing yourself as less; it’s seeing God as more.   Today’s Text: “Do […]
June 11, 2020
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Humility vs. low self-esteem

Christian humility isn’t self-disparagement; it is self-forgetfulness.   In the opening verses of the second […]
June 10, 2020
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Humility vs. Worm Theology

Christian humility isn’t self-disparagement; it is self-forgetfulness.   In the opening verses of the second […]
June 9, 2020
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Overcoming fear

If Paul’s imprisonment could serve a beautiful purpose, so can the adversity of a global […]
June 8, 2020
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The Depth of His Love

God’s love for you isn’t merely intellectual. God loves you with deep affection.   See […]
June 5, 2020
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God’s Affection

God doesn’t just love you theoretically; He loves you personally. Christ has affection for you. […]
June 4, 2020
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Those who help themselves

There is a good work that is going on in you and God is the […]
June 3, 2020
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God isn’t finished with you

God has done a marvelous thing in you, but He isn’t finished yet.   Paul’s […]
June 2, 2020
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Life’s not fair

Are you ready for some good news?   Though the pandemic has unsettled all our […]
June 1, 2020
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Misery is optional

In the words of author Barbara Johnson, “pain is inevitable; misery is optional.”   I […]
May 29, 2020
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How faith works

Are you ready for some good news?   Faith isn’t trying to drum up mental […]
May 28, 2020
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Eye contact is mysterious

Are you ready for some good news?   God wants to use your eyes to […]
May 27, 2020
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Divine double take

Are you ready for some good news?   With the eyes of Jesus, you can […]
May 26, 2020
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Are you ready for some good news?   If you suddenly find yourself in a […]
May 25, 2020
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Are you ready for some good news?   When you rehearse God’s presence in the […]
May 22, 2020
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You’re a Kintsugi Vessel!

Are you ready for some good news? Since the 15th century, the Japanese have made […]
May 21, 2020
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What good is it?

Are you ready for some good news?   God never lets the rubble of your […]
May 20, 2020
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Out of the rubble of Covid-19

Are you ready for some good news? As ancient cities were rebuilt on the mound […]
May 19, 2020

God longs to restore you

God is a Father who longs to restore what has been broken, lost or destroyed. […]
May 18, 2020

Burned by legalism

When Jesus gives you an assignment, it isn’t law, it’s grace.   After a night […]
May 15, 2020

The blessing of Jesus’ commands

Jesus’ commands aren’t burdens—they’re blessings.   My spiritual father, Dudley Hall, taught me years ago […]
May 14, 2020

Tired and empty?

When we feel tired and empty, Jesus gives us new vision.   Luke’s marvelous story […]
May 13, 2020

Coming up empty

If you’re empty, Jesus is near.   Luke’s well-known narrative of the miraculous catch of […]
May 12, 2020

Through Jesus’ eyes

Jesus knows where the fish are!   I never was much of a fisherman.   […]
May 11, 2020

Overcoming the storm of guilt

Jesus came to face the most insurmountable storm of all—human guilt.   Matthew, Mark and […]
May 8, 2020

Life’s storms are temporary

Storms are temporary because God’s power is permanent.   When you shouldn’t be afraid of […]
May 7, 2020

Why are you afraid?

Maybe Jesus asked this question because He was genuinely curious.   When you have little […]
May 6, 2020
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A very strange question

Here’s one of the strangest questions Jesus ever asked.   When Jesus asks, “Why are […]
April 30, 2020

There are no ordinary people!

When you see others through the eyes of Christ, you’ll discover them to be “everlasting […]