Tag Archives: the will of God

Be Careful What You Pray For

The Babylonians had come and gone. Though Jerusalem lay in ruins, those who were left in the land, and those who returned to the land from surrounding regions, sensed somewhat of a return to normality. A governor, Gedaliah, had been … Continue reading

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The Epaphras Prayer

Pray for me. Who doesn’t need to speak those words? But with everything else which seemingly is in more urgent need of divine intervention, often we’re reluctant to ask that we be put on “the list.” And if we were … Continue reading

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Ponder the Way

It’s a sanctification song. A song that aspires to holiness. David’s desire for personal holiness. And, David’s determination to do everything he can do to promote holiness within his kingdom. It’s a song born of a longing to model steadfast … Continue reading

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Think Like Jesus, Live For God

For them, to not blend in was as good as putting a target on their back. To live like citizens of a heavenly kingdom was to increasingly be at odds with the kingdom around them. To stand out from the … Continue reading

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This Is the Will of God

There’s a lot of things we don’t know up front when it comes to the will of God. A ton of details we are left to humbly try and discern as it pertains to the call He has put on … Continue reading

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From Knowledge to Knowledge

Started in on Colossians this morning. First thing that comes to mind, “How did he do it?” How did Paul pray for all these churches? With all that he had on the go, often working by night and preaching by … Continue reading

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The Right Umbrella (a re-run)

I’m up in B.C. for a couple of days. Getting in my grandkids fix and enjoying an early Thanksgiving, Canadian style (you know, eating beaver and such). Morning devo time is kind of limited but as I read this morning … Continue reading

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