Monthly Archives: November 2017

Blessed Poor Left Behind

The poorest of all were left in Jerusalem during the exile to Babylon as workers on the land. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Yet on earth, we often marginalize the poor in … Continue reading

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Choked: Move Off the Rocky Ground

Sometimes, the soil in our relationship with God is shallow. We don’t have the deep roots we used to have, and the ground of our lives is less fertile. Becoming accepting to the Word of God again is a major … Continue reading

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Choked: Hard Hearts and Well-Worn Paths

Step off your turf onto the Holy ground of God so you can hear from him today. Is your path so well-worn that your life is impenetrable? Can God’s Word speak to you today or are you so hard-hearted that … Continue reading

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Choked: Runaway Desires

Desire God more than anything: desire for other things in life can push God to the edge and flaunt in his face that we desire other things more than him. When normal desires become excessive, they choke God and his … Continue reading

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Choked: The Deceitfulness of Wealth

Money can’t buy happiness, but… it can buy you a jet ski. Have you ever seen anyone sad on a jet ski? Do you use it or does money use you? Many of us prefer the false security of wealth … Continue reading

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Choked: The Worries of Life

Worry shows little faith, while God has proven to us that we can have great faith in him. When we worry, we push faith to the outside of our lives. Today we see the challenge of God to cast your … Continue reading

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Choked: Name Your Weeds

The reality of a life following Jesus is that we vacillate between receiving God in our lives and going our own ways, choked by the weeds of life, which interferes with our fruitfulness. What would it mean for you to … Continue reading

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