Navigating Storm “covid-19”

“[It is] our inclination to replace Jesus’ call to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow him. We replace his call with a self-serving path in which we deny our neighbors, take up our comforts and follow our dreams.” –Scott Sauls Navigating stormy seas, especially those storms when expectations are not met in ways…

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A Heart Full of Wonder

With my whole heart, with my whole life, and with my innermost being, I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God! Psalm 103:1 TPT I do believe that God wants a relationship that is full of heart-to-heart intimacy–but not at the expense of us losing our wonder at who He is. Google…

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Oh, Revive Us!

Oh, revive us! Then your people can rejoice in you again. Psalm 85:6 TLB There is nothing more frustrating than the feeling of praying to heavens made of brass. The Prophet Jeremiah knew what this was like. In the third chapter of Lamentations, he raises this lament, He shuts me in so I’ll never get…

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Father… Father Me.

Since you are God’s children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, and the Spirit cries out, “Father.” Galatians 4:6 NCV This was the cry of my heart to my heavenly Father, as my earthly father was slowly losing his battle with cancer, “Father… Father me.” Years before, Brian Doerksen had released…

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A Decided Heart

I decided to go down to the valley streams where the orchards of the king grow and mature. I longed to know if hearts were opening. Are the budding vines blooming with new growth? Has their springtime of passionate love arrived? Song of Songs 6:11 TPT I have been pondering the question, “What does it…

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Let There Be Light!

Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God’s people,Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil. Psalm 97:11 MSG I’ve been thinkin’ lately… quite a bit about seeds, and gardening, and Jesus. Jesus had a lot to say about planting seeds. And, anytime Jesus has a lot to say about anything–I try to pay attention. (I figure…

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Decree Victories

They did not conquer by their own strength and skill, but by your mighty power and because you smiled upon them and favored them. You are my King and my God. Decree victories for your people. Psalms 44:3-4 TLB As I thought about the above verse (and writing this post) I began wondering what the…

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Throughout The Night

This is why I wait upon you, expecting your breakthrough, for your word brings me hope. I long for you more than any watchman would long for the morning light. I will watch and wait for you, O God, throughout the night. Psalm 130: 5-6 TPT C. S. Lewis wrote, “The time when there is…

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On My Knees

Then a hand touched me and set me on my hands and knees. I was so afraid that I was shaking. The man in the vision said to me, “Daniel, God loves you very much… Then the man said to me, “Daniel, do not be afraid. Some time ago you decided to get understanding and…

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