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When I’d accepted Jesus into my heart, I’d allowed my driven personality and my wounds from the past to inform my faith, and I became a works-oriented Christian. Somehow, though I’d been wooed...
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About three and a half months into my husband Richard’s out-of-state job, I realized I had been internalizing my resentment about being alone. On the weekends, we focused on being together, but...
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Though Jesus had become my Savior, the walls barricading my heart remained. Some of them softened, but many of them were my closest allies. It’s hard, even for Jesus, to have a...
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We are new creations, filled with a new belonging and a new power—all because of Christ’s work in us. In Ephesians, Paul painted a beautiful picture of this: I pray that out...
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God works because of love, not obligation, and it is this reality that He invites us into when He calls us co-heirs and rulers with Christ. Paul describes exactly this quality in...
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Focusing on Jesus is the key to a lifestyle of conversation with God. It goes hand-in-hand with learning to be. As we sit in silence with the Father, the goal is not...
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The result of a lifestyle of communion and conversation with God is rest. Before I realized who I am as a beloved daughter, I had no idea about rest. My mind was...
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At His baptism, Jesus was anointed and empowered to do the good works of His Father’s Kingdom. In this passage, the Greek word euergeteo, which is translated as “doing good,” can also...
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Living in relationship with Father God is the craziest thing. As a young man I found adventure but found no peace. At age 40 I sought the Lord and gained genuine...
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Living in relationship with Father God may seem daunting or even impossible to many Christians. Frankly, modern Christianity places little emphasis on intimacy with Father God. The result is a Church...
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