Renewal of Your First Love

Out of God's great desire to be truly loved by his people, we have been given the gift of free will to choose who and what we will give our affections to. God, knowing full well that not all of us would choose to love him, still created us out of his longing for close relationship with us. You se...
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The Renewal of Your Mind

The mind is the vehicle in which thoughts and ideas become emotions, beliefs, and actions. You hear things every day that attempt to influence the way you see yourself and your life. Advertising tells you that you are constantly in need of something bigger and better to be happy. People tell you ...
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God’s Plan for Renewal

God has an incredible plan for renewal in your life. He knows better than anyone the trials, circumstances, and people that wear you down. And he knows that you need time to be refreshed by him. Often, we seek rest and renewal from people and entertainment. Our friends, family, and entertainment ...
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Being the Light

The heart of our heavenly Father is to partner with us in seeing the light of his kingdom advance to every dark corner of the earth. Why he in his perfect wisdom has chosen to use us baffles me. But his desire to co-labor with us is the truth of Scripture. God has called us to be the light shinin...
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Following God into the Light

The Holy Spirit dwelling within is always leading us out of darkness and into the light. He is ready and available to guide us through every decision, temptation, trial, tribulation, and circumstance that we might experience all the abundance available to us in his light. God promises us in Is...
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Looking at the Light

We live in a world filled with darkness of all forms. On any given day we are inundated with temptation after temptation, lie after lie, darkness after darkness. But in the person of Jesus a powerful hope has entered into the story of humanity. Matthew 4:16 says, "The people dwelling in darkn...
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Living Fully Known

To live in secrecy before God, man, and yourself is to live in darkness. We are made to be fully known. We are made to be open and vulnerable. It's only in the place of living fully known that we can truly receive the depths of God's love for us. It's only in being fully known that we discover wh...
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Jesus is the Light

To live in the light is to center our lives wholly around its only true source: Jesus. Jesus powerfully declares in John 8:12, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." As those committed to following Jesus, we are const...
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We are Called to the Light

In Colossians 1:11-14, Paul prays a powerful prayer in his letter to the church in Colossae, and I believe it's God's heart for you and me today. Scripture says,

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and pati...

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Light and Dark

All throughout Scripture God reiterates a consistent, powerful metaphor: light and dark. Scripture depicts the darkness as that which is without God and light as that which has God in it. As "children of light," it's vital for us to dive deeply into this concept of light and dark that we...
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