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You Are Talking To Yourself

I find myself saying it all the time. When people hear it they laugh, but actually I’m being quite serious when I say it. Here it is: no one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do. You are in an unending conversation with … Continue reading

It’s Raining

Do you like the rain? As I write this, the rain is pouring down. I’ve looked out the window for sightings of cats and dogs, but I’ve only seen raindrops! We tend to not like rain very much. It gets in the way of our obsession with comfort. Rain gets in the way of the … Continue reading

Are you listening to the voices?

You live in a world of inescapable influence “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm … Continue reading

God’s Glory & Most Precious Treasure

God’s glory is the most important thing to him. God is jealous for his reputation in a way that is completely right and exclusive to him. He wants his fame to spread throughout the entire universe. He intends to establish his perfect, glorious kingdom over everything he has made, and he sent Jesus to bring … Continue reading

Hope In Relationships

We make a mistake when we measure our potential to deal with difficulty by the size and duration of the problem. We should be measuring our potential according to the size of God’s provision and the promise of his eternal presence. Even in the greatest difficulty, we are never without resources. We are never alone. … Continue reading

No Evidence

Such a brief quote, but full of meaning! So comforting to my soul this morning… You don’t have to worry about whether your world is under control. God rules, you just have to learn to trust him when it isn’t evident. -Tripp

Shout…No Fear!

What could bring you more joy than to realize that you can stand completely exposed before God, without even a hint of fear, because a sacrifice has been made that has paid your penalty and granted your forgiveness? -Paul Tripp

Ultimate Source of Everything

When your hope is in the Lord, when you are getting your inner sense of well-being and security from him, when he is the reason you continue even when things are hard, then you are building your life on something that is reliable and sure. When you are waiting on the Lord, you have placed … Continue reading

Your Weariness Is A Signpost

Here is the hope for every weary traveler whose feet are tired of the slippery instability of mud of a fallen world. Your weariness is a signpost. It’s meant to cause you to cry out for help. It’s meant to cause you to quit looking for your stability horizontally and begin to cry out for … Continue reading

Why Wait?

In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered … Continue reading

A Poor Amusement Park

And it (the pack-it-all-in mentality) misses the hope that someday what is wrong will be righted and what is broken will be fixed. Our world isn’t a very good amusement park. No it is a broken place groaning for redemption. Here is meant to make us long for forever. Here is meant to prepare us … Continue reading

Eternity In View

Our complete, present, personal happiness is not what God is working on in the here and now. Why? Because the plan of his grace is to deliver us out of this world to one that is much, much better. Whether we live with eternity in view or not, there is one thing we all need … Continue reading

Questioning The Goodness Of God

If we don’t understand God’s agenda, we will tend to end up questioning his character. Unless we live in the knowledge that God’s promises only reach their fulfillment in the world that is to come, we will feel as if we have been hit with the cosmic bait and switch in the world we now … Continue reading

Patient Grace

FOREVER CALLS US TO PATIENCE AND GRACE IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS. Where you live and with whom you live are not accidents. They are not an interruption. They are not obstacles. The reality that God has chosen for you to live in on this earth is a wise and loving choice. None of it is accidental … Continue reading

Weary Traveler

Here is the hope for every weary traveler whose feet are tired of the slippery instability of mud of a fallen world. Your weariness is a signpost. It’s meant to cause you to cry out for help. It’s meant to put to an end to your belief that situations, people, locations, possessions, positions, or answers … Continue reading