Tag Archives: active faith

Growth; February 11, 2021


Isaiah 49:20 “The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’” For once I prefer the NIV here to the Japanese. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Anxiety; January 6, 2021


1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. This was one of the first Scriptures I memorized as a child, but it is still a very good one to meditate on. I like the … Continue reading

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Course of Action; January 3, 2021


1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. To me this verse strikes a very good balance between the reality that … Continue reading

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Pressing On; December 31, 2020


Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. What an appropriate passage for any landmark, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 29, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Three things stand out to me about this. In the first place, Paul is telling Timothy that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Working Faith; May 25, 2019


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. This verse is one of many Biblical responses … Continue reading

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Receiving Salvation; January 16, 2018


Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. This verse was first brought to my attention by Andrae Crouch, quoted in the process of a music/worship recording, and it has stuck in my mind and … Continue reading

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Receiving God’s Supply; July 22, 2017


2 Kings 4:3 Elisha said, “Go round and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few.” It has always been interesting to me that Elijah is considered the “greater” prophet, but there are far more … Continue reading

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Heart Focus; June 1, 2017


1 Samuel 2:29 “Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling? Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people … Continue reading

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July 5, 2016


Psalm 74:12 But you, O God, are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth. It is clear that the Psalms are not arranged in chronological sequence, because this one was obviously late, after the destruction of … Continue reading

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