Tag Archives: more than conquerors

A Drama in the Desert

A dry and weary land where there is no water. The soul thirsting. The flesh fainting. The weary wilderness wanderer earnestly seeking. Part of the normative landscape for the God-follower? Evidently. That is, if Psalm 63 was written for the … Continue reading

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Keep Listening

A week ago I started in on Elihu’s discourse before Job. Then, as I read Job 33, I was feeling like this kid in the crowd had something worth listening to. A week later, having read Job 37 this morning, … Continue reading

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An Overcomer

Woke up this morning feeling somewhat defeated. Not a good way to start the day. And I’m not even really sure why. Perhaps it’s a combination of feeling a bit panicked at what’s on my to do list, a bit … Continue reading

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Authority

Read the end of Ephesians 6 this morning. Took note afresh of the promise of being able to stand firm with the armor of God given that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood” (Eph. 6:12a). And I can’t … Continue reading

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The Weapons of our Warfare

Got one of those 911 type of calls from a friend last night. Potential for some stormy weather on the homefront. Earlier in the day a fuse had been lit and, knowing himself, he didn’t want to throw any gas … Continue reading

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Distressed, In Debt, Discontent, Oh My!

He was the man who would be king but, for now, was a fugitive. The man who had been promised the throne, but who now set up court in a cave. And from there he would build his army. We … Continue reading

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An Open Door

The time for listening was done. Now it was time for beholding. John had heard the words spoken by the One who walks in the midst of the churches on earth. Now, he would see Him as the One worthy … Continue reading

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Does Jesus Know?

We know it’s not about our works. But reminded this morning that He knows it is! “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of Him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Identity

It was the last thing they expected. In a journey of many unexpected turns, they didn’t see this turn coming. In three years of seeing innumerable signs and wonders performed, they could never have conceived witnessing this. With every paradigm … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Indulgence of the Flesh

The Judaizers said it could only happen if they got back to the law, watched what they ate and drank, observed the festival days, and started observing the real Sabbath again. The Gnostics said it would take something far more … Continue reading

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