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Be Before You Do

Be Before You Do

  Too many followers of Jesus are chronically overextended and doing more for Jesus than their inner life with him can sustain. They have too much to do in too little time and say a default yes to requests and opportunities without carefully discerning God’s will. Overloaded and depleted constitute “normal” for their lives. *

Letter Writing and Paul’s Final Days

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. — Romans 8:28 Does anyone write letters anymore? I’m not talking about business memos or quick notes on Post-its, but personal, handwritten letters to someone you care about. In this

Gospel Identity: Overcoming Fear and Shame

One of the things important for any believer to understand is how fear and shame impact our identity.  Whether I could verbalize it or not growing up, too often I envisioned God sitting on the clouds, waiting to throw thunderbolts at my every sin. I looked at my own shortfalls and could only imagine a

Identity: This Is Who You Really Are

  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. — Romans 12:2 ESV Sometimes — a lot of the time — when we feel that our problems are

Judging Others Hastily

Editor’s Note: Today’s devotional is excerpted from A Jane Austen Devotional, beginning with this selection from Pride and Prejudice. * * * Mr. Bingley was good looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance and easy, unaffected manners. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room

Created to Become Like Christ

You were created to become like Christ. From the very beginning, God’s plan has been to make you like His Son, Jesus. This is your destiny and the third purpose of your life. God announced this intention at Creation: Then God said, ‘Let Us make human beings in Our image and likeness’. – Genesis 1:26 In all of

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