Tag Archives: drawing close to God

Walking in the Truth; May 10, 2020


3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Every time I read 3 John this verse jumps out at me because it is so true in my own life, … Continue reading

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Blessings in Christ; November 29, 2017


Psalm 132:13-16 For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling: “This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it— I will bless her with abundant … Continue reading

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Ministering God’s Truth; July 15, 2017


1 Kings 17:24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.” What’s really interesting to me about this is … Continue reading

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One with the Lord; July 5, 2017


1 Kings 8:61 “But your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.” Once again we have clear proof that being the instrument for speaking … Continue reading

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Making Disciples; May 25, 2017


Josh 24:21-22 But the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve the Lord.” Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the Lord.” “Yes, we are witnesses,” they replied. It is very clear … Continue reading

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February 16, 2016


Hebrews 13:7-8 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever. This passage should be … Continue reading

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August 28, 2014


Zephaniah 3:2 She obeys no one, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord, she does not draw near to her God. This is a description of Jerusalem over 2000 years ago, but it sounds like a … Continue reading

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May 22, 2014


Psalm 119:67, 71 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. Wow! This is strong stuff! It’s one thing for … Continue reading

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May 9, 2014


Psalm 84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. The NIV does a disservice by translating this as “hearts set on pilgrimage.” The Japanese sticks much closer to the Hebrew by saying, … Continue reading

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September 30, 2013


Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. This brief Psalm probably isn’t big on anyone’s radar, but it is refreshing in its honesty and simplicity. It is attributed to David, … Continue reading

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