Tagged: Christ

Tag: Christ

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Judgment and the abuse of wisdom

Wisdom, understanding, and knowledge are all good gifts from God’s Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, when we use such gifts without the fear of the Lord in our hearts, we can become judgemental and condemning. Exodus 31:3 NIV  and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding,...

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Kingdom citizenship

Once we ask Jesus to be our personal Lord and Saviour, God makes us full-fledged citizens of His spiritual Kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy. God doesn’t ask us to wait until we go to heaven to become perfect like Jesus. He tells us to obey Him now, so we...

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Surrendering our will to God

The words “surrender” and “sacrifice” are synonyms for the word “investment”. The dictionary defines investment as “an act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result”. It also lists the words, surrender and sacrifice, as having similar meanings.   Surrendering our...

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How to practice faith when discouraged

Things don’t always go “our way”. Work, finances, school, relationships and family problems become a drag on our lives when they teeter out of control. Our faith in God and hope for our futures can waver. How can we keep walking along the path that God has chosen for us?...

When our work ethics become unhealthy

When our work ethics become unhealthy

Work can give us great purpose, recognition and reward. After all, God created work. He gave Adam a job that comprised two main tasks; that was to tend to and to guard the Garden of Eden. God also assigned a helper for him named Eve.   Genesis 2:15 ISV The...

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Living in our spiritual inheritance

Jesus Christ came to earth to share His spiritual inheritance with His followers. We may not escape pain and suffering in life, but our lives can begin to reflect God’s image and holiness now. What should a life that is a reflection of our spiritual heritage look like?   Spiritual inheritance...

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Confessing to receive freedom

Confessing our sins and saying sorry to God is an ongoing part of our journey with Him while we are on earth. Even in our relationships with people, there will be times when we do or say things that offend each other – what more when we are in a...

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Anxiety

We are all hit by anxiety at times. It’s that deep silent panic that we try to suppress with ‘positive thinking’ or address by looking for solutions. Other times, we simply divert our attention to other things so we don’t have to face our anxieties.   A prayer to confess...

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The joy of meditating on God’s Word

Many people can tell you what’s on the menus at McDonald’s or Starbucks better than they can recite 20 Bible verses. Yet it is those who have made it a practice of meditating on God’s Word that have the joy, hope and peace that this world is so hungry for.  ...