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Unruly, Disorderly Affections

“One the one hand, what lusts of the flesh hijack your heart from God’s rule? On the other hand, what holy passions express your love for God?” Our desires are not a given, but a fundamental choice. Desires are most often unruly, disorderly, inordinate affections for XYZ, a good thing that I insanely need. Sometimes … Continue reading

How Often Do You Pray…

I read this quote today. My first thought…how often do I beseech the throne of grace for my pastors? Do I encourage more than I critique? Are they aware of the ways they serve my soul? Let the thought sink deep into the heart of every church, that their minister will be such a minister … Continue reading

Take A Leap…

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… Romans 1:16a Keep … Continue reading

Do You Laugh @ Promises?

    They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were … Continue reading

Churchbucks?

I was sitting at my local Starbucks, knocking out some serious work while jamming to some country music. As I looked up from my laptop I was struck by just how many people where sitting around the store. Like me, most were staring at a laptop with ear buds in their ears. They were in … Continue reading

Anxious Human Beings

Said the Robin to the Sparrow, “I should really like to know Why these anxious human beings Rush about and worry so.” Said the Sparrow to the Robin, “Friend, I think that it must be That they have no heavenly Father Such as cares for you and me.” -Elizabeth Cheney …Thou hast made all by … Continue reading

Full of Love

For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. Ps. 33:4 Are you struggling with discouragement or fear? Is your soul expressing doubt at the mysterious workings of your God? Be encouraged. … Continue reading

Recounting God’s Goodness

The morning didn’t start off so well. I got on the scale for the first time in months. If you’re reading this and you’re girl, nuf’ said. You understand. And if you’re a guy, sorry, you’ll probably never totally get it. :) As I sat doing my devotions, I was discouraged. Apart from the depressing … Continue reading

He Knows Our Frame

“’In him was life’ (Jn. 1:4). Here is the Word animating. There is no physical life in the realm of created things except in and through him. Here is the Bible answer to the problem of the origin and continuance of life in all its forms: life is given and maintained by the Word. Created … Continue reading

Adversity Is Different

Then we were given new life in Christ; we were reconciled to God. Being reconciled to God does not mean our circumstances suddenly improve. Our gastrointestinal trouble may continue. We may lose our jobs. We may be sued. And all these things might happen in the same week. But our experience of adversity is different … Continue reading

How Do You Pray?

This morning I was reading Knowing God, by J.I. Packer. He was making the point that those that know God (as opposed to just having knowledge of Him), think great thoughts of Him. He was talking about the truth of God that Daniel prayed during the entire book of Daniel. He made a comment that … Continue reading