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Take 5: Come to Me–Refinement and Restoration

“Come to me.” Jesus whispers as He stretches out His hand.“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) When we come (back) to Him, accept His gift of salvation, repent and are forgiven, Jesus offers us a place to rest under His… Continue reading Take 5: Come to Me–Refinement and Restoration

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Take 5: Come To Me–An Ongoing Invitation

Jesus’ offer of rest isn’t just for our bodies and burden-laden lives, but for our souls. Our hearts. Our minds. It’s a total package. First, He invites us to come (back) to Him in faith and humility. To accept His gift of salvation or to recommit to the covenant we made with His when we… Continue reading Take 5: Come To Me–An Ongoing Invitation

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Take 5: Let Your Light Shine

You are the light of the world! ~ Let your light shine! ~ Be the light! How many times have you heard these things said to you? Over you? Countless I’d bet. So, what does Jesus mean when He says,“You are the light of the world”? First, let’s remember that Jesus said He is the… Continue reading Take 5: Let Your Light Shine

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Take 5: Put You Faith Into Action

God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9 are some of our most beloved verses. Many of us have… Continue reading Take 5: Put You Faith Into Action

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Rest: Work is a Gift

God demonstrated the pleasure and joy found in work done with excellence. (read more about that here) And then… He passed that same pleasure and joy onto us. As creatures created in God’s very own image, we were always meant to work. And work was intended to bring us pleasure and joy—total satisfaction from a… Continue reading Rest: Work is a Gift

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Take 5: Your Work Bears Your Mark–And God’s

We were created in God’s image. We are the work of His hands. His craftsmanship. We bear His mark. God was proud of the work He had done with creation in general and in humans in particular. And when He finished His creative work, He said, “it is very good.” And then He rested. When… Continue reading Take 5: Your Work Bears Your Mark–And God’s

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Take 5: God Will Give You the Desire and Power To Do What Pleases Him

Is it possible to take pleasure in your work? Yes! We often go to work dreading what the day holds. Dreading being with the people we work with (even if we’re self-employed). Dreading the tasks, challenges, and demands we’re about to come face-to-face with. But we can change our attitude when we determine to re-adjust… Continue reading Take 5: God Will Give You the Desire and Power To Do What Pleases Him

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Take 5: Make Your Plans. But God Directs Your Steps

The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. (NASB) According to Proverbs and the rest of Scripture, we’re commanded to make plans for the future knowingour plans may be altered, redirected, or nullified by God’s purpose. All my life I’ve believed this is because God knows our future, the end… Continue reading Take 5: Make Your Plans. But God Directs Your Steps

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God is Not Surprised by This: Prepare for a Harvest

Covid-19 has taken our world by storm—leaving a path of destruction in it’s wake. But there is a God in heaven and this virus doesn’t surprise Him. It rages through continents, countries, cities, neighborhoods, and homes depositing anxiety, worry, and fear, illness, and death. But there is a God in heaven who still sits on… Continue reading God is Not Surprised by This: Prepare for a Harvest

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The Key to Your Life (Part 2)

If you haven't read Part 1 of this series, catch that now here. Our choice of life and blessing is made by loving God. But according to Moses, and later Jesus, loving God is not enough. We must also firmly commit ourselves to Him and obey Him. Obedience. It’s either-or. Black-or-white. There’s no room for… Continue reading The Key to Your Life (Part 2)