Tag: Discipleship

playing by the ‘rules’

Legalism is the antithesis of grace. Legalism says that the law is still king and in essence, Jesus’ blood has not redeemed anything. Legalism says that grace is for the weak because “truth” is more important than anything else. Legalism takes “truth” and makes it into an idol. It’s important that our hearts and our …

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How to pray for your single friend

from Julie Sanders: Sometimes we think we know how to pray for each other, but we don’t. Our family gathered for dinner one night, and Jeff began to pray. In his prayer, he prayed for the Lord to help me (Julie) have strength and feel better. HELLO? When we lifted our heads, I had to …

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Father’s Love Letter

My Child,   You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my …

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Come As You Are

He’s not mad at you He’s not disappointed His grace is greater still, than all of your wrong choices He is full of mercy and he is ever kind Hear his invitation, His arms are open wide You can come as you are, with all your broken pieces And all your shameful scars The pain …

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M’Cheyne One Year Bible Reading Plan

I just finished listening to the Bible in 2012! I’ve heard the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice with the M’Cheyne One Year Reading Plan. At the end of 2011 I wanted to find a fresh way to hear from God in the new year. Choosing to listen to Scripture was a great option for me.

Book Review: Grace by Max Lucado

Max Lucado does a great job, as usual, of crafting the narrative to keep the reader involved and intrigued. He suggests that grace is available to all – and needed by all. Yet it is only effective to the extent that we allow it in our lives.

Fear Not!

To those who think your prayers have all been worthless, to those who think your chains are yours for life, to those who think you cannot leave the darkness and bring your brokenness into the light, Fear not, our God is with us, Emmanuel; redeeming love has come, Fear not, we have a Savior, and …

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Do you march to a different beat?

Great feat of unity or death of individuality? Pay attention to the guy in the last column on the right. [It takes about 4 minutes to watch this, but it’s weirdly mesmerizing – and there is a point.] How it happens: When a metronome is ticking in sync with the tables movement it’s being assisted, when …

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For all the single ladies…

What if we as girls had learned early on that having Him was everything, not a means to the life we think He would want us to have. If I’d learned who He is, what He wants, how to give Him everything, not “wait” so that one day I could give my everything to someone else. If I’d had on my bulletin board, “Fall in love with Jesus.” That’s it. Bottom line. That’s everything you need to know, to work toward, to put your hope in.

What about control? Here’s an article including the Worrywart Prayer.

There is a new book coming – Everything by Mary DeMuth. It’s good, people.   Following is from Sarah Farish – http://www.makingmuchofhim365.com/2012/09/06/giving-up-control-thanks-mary/. Today, I awakened to this prayer by Mary Demuth in my inbox. Funny how God knows exactly what we need. This prayer reminds me that… God is more than capable of handling my burdens. I …

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