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THE WAY HE WANTS IT

THE WAY HE WANTS IT

You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, "You did not make me"? Can the pot say to the potter, "You know nothing"? Isaiah 29:16 (NIV) I am slowly growing a little in my cooking skills … at least, I am prep[...]
THE MOLDER

THE MOLDER

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 (NIV) The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8 (NASB) Chances are, you’re like me. You have a bunch of things going o[...]
LEAVING OUR COMFORT ZONE

LEAVING OUR COMFORT ZONE

Then He told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Wh[...]
PRAY CONTINUALLY

PRAY CONTINUALLY

Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV) You just read one of the shortest verses in the Bible. Congratulations! But please don’t pass over it too quickly. Like road signs we routinely ignore on the way to work, we can. I believe there’s a lot stuffed into these two words. Let’s take a p[...]
MOLD OUR HEARTS

MOLD OUR HEARTS

“The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Doing things for God is the opposite of entering into what God does for you.” Galatians 3:11,12 (The Message) Last Thursday God arranged a hard day for me. Nothing worked. Conversations were [...]
During the Crucifixion Scene

During the Crucifixion Scene

While on a prayer journey in India and Sri Lanka, 35 missionaries with Nazarene Missions International decided to show “JESUS” at a tea plantation. The rolling hillsides were blanketed with tea plants and crisscrossed by meandering trails for harvesting. Near the center of the plantation was a vi[...]
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