Tag Archives : intimacy with God

Unsatisfied Passion

  “Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”  Charles Hadden Spurgeon  I recently wrote about Mary of Bethany and how she was never in a hurry when she sat an
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Time Alone

“It is in silence that God is known, and through mysteries that He declares Himself.” Robert Hugh Benson In the middle of my quiet time with the Lord, He nudged me to go sit out on the deck and listen to Him speak. I gladly obeyed and sai

Comfort Zone

“Nothing great ever happens inside your comfort zone.” Michael Hyatt The thermostat read 92 degrees, out of the comfort zone, in our non airconditioned, rental Chicago brownstone. Windows without screens remained closed to keep the bees,

Sanctification

“…True sanctification is all about growing in humility, dependence, and gratitude.” Barbara R. Duguid We are born into this world in a state of dependence and if we live long enough, our last days will be reliant upon loved ones or

Run the Race

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1 I’ve r

Defining Moments

  “Freedom means I have been set free to become all that God wants me to be, to achieve all that God wants me to achieve, to enjoy all that God wants me to enjoy.” Warren W. Wiersbe We all have had defining moments in our lives. Define m
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Shelf Theology

“Jesus came to announce to us that an identity based on success, popularity and power is a false identity-an illusion! Loudly and clearly He says: ‘You are not what the world makes you; but you are children of God.'” Henri Nouwen Fe

How to Become Fearless in a Fearful World

  “Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered on anything short of God.” Billy Graham Anxiety is on the increase and the times we live in today encourages insecurity. So how can we rise above our fear and live a life full
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Hand Me Downs

  “A self-promise is an agreement with ourselves that binds us.” Thom Gardner I received many of my sister’s clothes growing up, because I was the youngest daughter. Hand me downs is good stewardship. But in the emotional realm, th
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Devoted

“Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of true devotion to Jesus is the service we do for Him.” Oswald Chambers “‘I will bring him near and he will come close to me, for wh