Heating Up

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.” (Daniel…
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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8) When the clouds show no sign of breaking, and when there’s no hope on the horizon, I have choices to make. I can slip into doubt, or I can cling to hope.…
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Desert Places

…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2) Are you in a desert right now? If you find yourself walking…
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Trust Me

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18) “What are you scared of?” I heard a father say to his little girl, who was hanging from…
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In preparation for my first marathon, I scrawled the words of Joshua 1:9 on a scrap of paper and tucked it in my running pouch. The verse reads, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God…
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Joy to the World

I will never forget the intense feeling of joy I experienced when I first met Jesus. I remember the drive to church that day, my eighteen-year-old self sitting sullenly in the back seat and staring out of the car’s window. I uttered a silent prayer to God asking, “If you…
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