Grace-filled Presence

The most gracious gift God continues to give us as his children is his presence. Moses writes a beautiful and powerful prayer in Numbers 6:25: "The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you." Rest in the sweet imagery of that prayer for a moment. Reflect on the goodness...
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Abiding in the Heartbeat of God

Jesus makes us an almost unbelievable promise in John 15:7-8. Scripture says, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples." Jesus promises that...
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Abide in the Vine

I am amazed at the ways in which all of creation visibly demonstrates important spiritual principles. Romans 1:20 says, "For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been m...
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The Throne of Grace

What do you picture in your mind's eye when I talk about God sitting on his throne? I always picture a massive throne with tiny little me staring up at a distant face feeling about the size of God's pinky toe. The idea of a throne makes God seem too large to be near to me, as if he was too big to...
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Freedom in Grace

We live in a world built on transaction. We give and we get. We only receive what we earn or deserve. We're hired and fired based on our abilities and performance. We commit our lives to this system of cause and effect, relishing the days of success and wincing at the thought of failure. And ofte...
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His Grace is Sufficient

It seems like everyday I discover new ways in which I am weak and in need. Whether it be sin, physical exhaustion or emotional dependence, I am constantly discovering my need for help. But daily I also discover a God who is wholly sufficient in all the ways I am weak. Daily I receive rejuvenation...
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Once a Child Always a Child

As a disciple of Jesus we have full assurance of eternal, face-to-face relationship with our heavenly Father. John 10:27-30 says,

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will ...

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The Blessings of Our Father

Our Father loves to bless his children. All that we have has been given to us because our Father loves us unconditionally. In Matthew 7:7-11 Jesus says,

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone...

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God as Our Guide through Life

You were not created to carve out your path through this life alone. Your heavenly Father longs to be a guide throughout all the twists and turns of life. He longs to shepherd you to greener pastures and calmer waters. He longs to protect you and provide for you. He longs to lead you to a life wi...
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A Wealth of Fatherly Affections

Being the child of God gives us an open invitation into the endless affections our heavenly Father has for us. There is no end to the wealth of his love. There is no limit to how deeply and tangibly we can experience his heart. Through the sacrifice of Jesus we can live our lives totally and comp...
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