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How’s your cup?

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Psalm 103:3 He fills my life with good things! My youth is renewed. TLB


Just like old coffee that turns musty and leaves unsightly rings in a coffee cup, so can our relationship with the Lord become old and crusty if we don’t take care of the relationship.

I've been thinking about my stages of faith. 

When you first receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, well, the high can make you fly! 

There’s no drug that can transform your life like the power of Jesus Christ!

I had insatiable thirst for knowledge. I got out of my comfort zone in big ways and started doing all kinds of “ministries” until the LORD said, “Stop.” I heard that stop in a big way.

I had to stop doing the things I thought He wanted me to do and start doing things for and with Him. There’s a huge difference in serving God versus serving for God. In my enthusiasm, I got tangled up in things that were good and great for the Kingdom – but they weren’t in God’s plan for me.

I stopped “cleaning” my coffee cup because I was on aut…

Is anything worth more than your soul? Mark 8:37

Mark 8:37Is anything worth more than your soul?
As the world crumbles before our eyes, I feel disbelief and sadness. I grew up knowing right from wrong. I’m not saying that I grew up in the perfect family – indeed – we were far from perfect. But I recall the LORD and the family instilling in us a deep sense of what was right and wrong. My maternal grandmother ultimately turned our lives over to God.
But I drifted into sin and acceptance of the status quo even though I had an outwardly very successful looking life. I remember those dark times of sin when my soul was troubled and devastated because I knew better…but sin blinded me with instant gratification in so many areas.
Occasionally I’d wonder where God was because the hole in my heart was so deep. I didn’t want to sin, but it was easy, enjoyable and everyone was doing it.
After many years of living in sin’s desperate grip, I found peace, joy and freedom in being loved and accepted by Jesus Christ. God chose to reveal himself to me …