When God Seems Far Away

“Why, O Lord, do You stand far off? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?” Psalm 10:1 One of the great mysteries of God is His ways. Some of His ways almost appear to bring us into the most difficult places, as if He were indifferent to our circumstances. It would appear that He is turning His head from our sorrows. These

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You Are Invited

If you are a Christian, then God has a wonderful plan for you. God has a plan for mankind and He is accomplishing it through His committed servants. God is calling His people to join Him to be His hands and feet and voice in the world. The Bible says in Matthew 22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” God is calling

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Press On Through the Swamp

In his book, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan has written one of the most beautiful allegories about the journey we all travel as believers. The book describes the hero, Christian, and his journey from the City of Destruction to his heavenly destination, the Celestial City. At one point during their travels, Christian and his companion suddenly find themselves in the Swamp of Despondency. Still bearing

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God Wants the First Bite of Pie

“Honor the Lord with your possession, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.” – Proverbs 3:9-10 Ever let someone else take the first bite off a piece of your pie? I don’t understand it but a psychological thrill ride occurs when I slide a fork through the

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Anger

“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9 Every day of our lives, we are placed in situations that engage us with other people, whether it is in the office, our homes, or in public places. Do you recall the last time someone cut you off in traffic, or you were forced to wait

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Are You Living Like Jesus?

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night dinner. Running through the airport with their briefcases in hand, one of these salesmen inadvertently knocked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or

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Time In The Desert

“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands.” Deuteronomy 8:2 Has God performed a heart test on you lately? There are times in our lives when God leads us into the

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Drinking From My Saucer

I’ve never made a fortune and it’s probably too late now. But I don’t worry about that much, I’m happy anyhow. And as I go along life’s way, I’m reaping better than I sowed. I’m drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed. I don’t have a lot of riches, and sometimes the going’s tough. But I’ve got loved ones around me, and

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