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Showing posts from April, 2015

Hanging on to manna

Rethinking the familiar when God calls you out Joshua 5:12 Beginning after that Passover, the Israelites were no longer fed with manna, as they were in the desert. From the day they ate from the new land, the manna ceased. From then on they ate only the crops of the land of Canaan. It occurred to me how many people stay stuck on neutral in their life with God. It’s like they continue to do the things on auto pilot like the crowd who ate manna (which was life-sustaining) instead of venturing into exciting pastures of Canaan-like territory that might cause potential discomfort, but provide growth and new insights. How are you going to know if you like new crops if you continue to eat the familiar life-giving manna?  Is God just at church for you?  Is the Bible the book read by your priest, pastor or minister? Do you know God’s heart on an intimate level?  Have you tapped into delicious new crops available from the Holy Spirit?  Remember that God cut off manna when

Are you tapping into Holy Spirit power?

Are you living up to your God-planned potential?  I recently discovered a small boutique and today I met the owner, a talented jeweler, mother of five children, who also runs a refugee ministry. I asked how she has time for anything and she told me how the Holy Spirit works in her life.  I was blown away because at Bible study we talked about why so many people lead dry, dull and blah lives even though they're super Christians.  Do you know why? It's because they don't use the Holy Spirit's gifts!  Or there's something like secret sin holding them back!  In Exodus, we see how God fills us with His Spirit and gives us gifts to be used for His glory. Read this: Exodus 31:2-4 Eternal One: Look, I have a special calling upon one of the sons of Judah. His name is Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur. I have filled him with God’s Spirit, gifted him with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and skills with a variety of crafts. He is an expert designer

Peace in the ditch

Psalm 4:8 Tonight I will sleep securely on a bed of peace because I trust You, You alone, O Eternal One, will keep me safe. Life consists of a series of opportunities to fall into unexpected ditches - those dreadful holes of doubt, fear and need.  You may be digging yourself out, you might be close to the edge or maybe you don’t believe you could ever fall into one.  But falling into the ditch of the shadow of death and uncertainty is how we determine the state of our relationship with God.  Are you able to sleep on a bed of peace when your world is stuck in a deep dreadful ditch whether it’s of your doing or not?  Do you know the secret to making it out of the ditch unscathed? Trust. You must trust God. Trust.