Tag Archives: God’s work in us

Incline Our Hearts!

The house is completed (1Ki. 7:51). The ark is brought into the Holy of Holies, placed under the wings of two massive gold cherubim, and the glory of God fills the place. So, what’s left to be done? Pray! And … Continue reading

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Have Faith in God

Honestly, for me they can be kind of uncomfortable verses to hover over. They’re verses about faith and prayer . . . audacious prayer and unwavering faith. Prayer that involves moving mountains and faith that doesn’t doubt it will happen. … Continue reading

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Work In Progress

You read the opening verses of 1Corinthians and, if you’ve read the letter before and you’re at all familiar with this rag tag, dysfunctional group of believers (check out 5:1-6 and 11:17-22), you can’t help but ask yourself, “Is Paul … Continue reading

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The Creator Who Makes Things Very Good

After a great week with my kids and grandkids, it’s also kind of great to be back at my desk this morning. Opening a new bible, preparing a new copy of my reading plan, putting my bookmarks in place, sharpening … Continue reading

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Working It Out While He Works It In

There is a divine dynamic revealed in Philippians 2. An apparent partnering of man’s determination and God’s direction, of human effort and holy enabling. A matter of individual pursuits and Sovereign pleasures. Chewing this morning on the implications of working … Continue reading

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The Spirit Who Remains in Our Midst

It’s not a hard ask if the answers are good. Digging deep works fine if you’re pretty sure you’re gonna uncover gold. But going introspective can be risky if you’re not sure you’re gonna like what you find. Or, worse … Continue reading

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