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Oct 5, 2017

Open My Eyes

By |Oct 5, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Formation, God's Word, Growth, Spirit, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

Watch how you are being formed.  The way you allow yourself to be shaped will determine how you interpret facts, data, and even the Bible itself.  We see life and all things through the way we have let our eyes develop.  We want to make the way we see things as the ultimate truth, when

Sep 28, 2017

Truth Added To Truth

By |Sep 28, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Incarnation, Kingdom of God, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

Previously learned truth in us often awaits another piece of truth, like a catalyst that will explode with new and deeper insight.  The unanswered questions and partial understandings of yesterday are joined with today’s discoveries to sharpen and deepen our grasp of truth.  We are students of the greatest Jewish Rabbi who ever lived.  He

Sep 4, 2017

Listening and Hearing

By |Sep 4, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, God's Word, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

Listening and hearing are not the same.  Listening may catch words, but hearing catches the heart of what is being said.  We often use words in inexact ways.  We can only express ideas with the analogies and symbols that have been handed to us.  These are limited, even when it comes to words about God

Aug 27, 2017

Speak Creative Words

By |Aug 27, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, God's Word, Hope, Humility, Word of God|0 Comments

God’s Word creates.  It created the world.  It spoke into existence everything it willed.  It creates a whole new set of realities in our lives as we let it take root in us.  The Word creates new creatures and new creation.  To humbly live with the Word constantly changes us.  The God who speaks makes

Aug 14, 2017

Rediscovering The Book

By |Aug 14, 2017|Devotionals, God's Word, Word of God|0 Comments

“Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the secretary, ‘I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD’.  And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan” 2 Chronicles 34:15 (ESV).  An amazing OT story, when the Word of God got lost in the house of God.  It was there all the

Aug 11, 2017

Information or Transformation

By |Aug 11, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, God's Word, Word of God|0 Comments

We like to read the Word of God for information.  Information is something we have, we own, we possess.  It is under our control to “use” and “dispense”.  It puts us in the driver’s seat.  The Word was not given for our information, but for our transformation.  It is given to transform our character, our

Jul 30, 2017

Being Christian

By |Jul 30, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, God's Word, Kingdom of God, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

Culture is driven by accepted customs.  Churches are driven by established traditions, even the ones who think they are not.  There have been times in history when cultural forces were more Christian than the church.  There have been times that the church has used its voice to prevent needed change and even resist established truth. 

Jul 25, 2017

Decision Making

By |Jul 25, 2017|Devotionals, Formation, Guidance, Maturity, Word of God|0 Comments

The Lord does not always give specific guidance when we ask.  Could it be because He is trying to get us to make some decisions based on what we have learned about God through His Word?  Could it be that we cannot develop character without learning to make mature decisions?  When we are forced to

Jul 24, 2017

Theology and Passion

By |Jul 24, 2017|Devotionals, Father, God's Word, Idolatry, Love, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

Theology is defined as “words about God”.  Anytime we say anything about God we are being a theologian.  Theological accuracy is called orthodoxy, though none of us gets it perfect.  This is why we need the creeds to keep us on track.  However, theology without passion for God is problematic.  It is really impossible to

Jun 29, 2017

Altering Opinions

By |Jun 29, 2017|Devotionals, God's Word, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

If the Bible is not upsetting your opinions, you may still be trying to use it to justify your existing opinions.  We do not like when people disturb our preconceptions.  This is why we prefer to listen to people with whom we already agree.  We have forced the Bible into our box so we can