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The Normal Christian Life, (part 2 of 3)

How much faith did you place in yourself to acquire salvation? None. Then why do you trust in your ability, your talent, your strength, your charisma, your education, your intellect, your beautiful earthsuit, even your spiritual gifts, to live the life that you acquired by faith? Oh, the folly of such independent living! Jesus said, Continue Reading…

The Normal Christian Life (part 1 of 3)

The normal Christian Life isn’t the norm for many Christians. The key to living the victorious Christian life is not a new spin on the old, old story; it’s normal Christianity. It’s as old as the New Testament. Experiencing normal Christianity through the week yields such a sweet, intimate, obedient relationship with God that we Continue Reading…

Cordless Christians (part 3 of 3)

As a cordless Christian (living in the false security of my own talents, strength, even spiritual gifts), I gave life the ol’ college try all week as the pressures of the world volleyed me off its walls like a racquetball. Then, praise God, it was 5:00 P.M. Friday; I had made it through another workweek. Continue Reading…

Cordless Christians, (part 2 of 3)

The secret to an overcoming life lies in understanding how to stay “plugged into Christ” moment-by-moment, as opposed to operating as if we had a rechargeable battery. Jesus called this “abiding” in Him (John 15:4). We must trash the unbiblical belief that an independent, self-reliant life is worthy of our pursuit-even noble and virtuous-and learn Continue Reading…

Cordless Christians (part 1 of 3)

Among the thousands of modern conveniences we enjoy are the cordless devices: cordless drills to cordless sanders, self-contained devices to slice your roast or trim your whiskers, portable telephones, rechargeable flashlights, ad infinitum. The principle is: Use it till its power is exhausted, return it to its “base station” for recharging, then repeat the cycle. Continue Reading…

My Anxious Thoughts

When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul. Ps. 94:19 WHEN: Not “if” my anxious thoughts multiply, but when they multiply. In other words, it is going to happen. Is this a warning or a promise or both? Lord, this is so true in my life, in every person’s life I Continue Reading…

Pleasing The Wife Of Your Youth

If you are a wife, let me ask you a favor. Pass this letter on to your husband without reading the remainder of it. Trust me. This may result in a neat surprise for you. Brother, I’m out on a limb with that lead statement to your bride, but if you’re led to follow through Continue Reading…

Covered By His Wings

Psalm 17:8b Wings? God has wings? How do you know that? What do you mean? Why would I want to be “under His wings”? He is talking to us about a refuge that is available for us. What is a refuge? A place of safety. A protected shelter. Imagine it–don’t ask questions–don’t build barriers–just accept Continue Reading…

I’m Clean

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. II Corinthians 11:2 (NAS) Just what is a “devotional”? I would say something that expresses my devotion as a Believer to the Lord. Well, these thoughts’if they Continue Reading…

Imprisoned But Choosing Freedom

Your life is a mess? Your days are filled with hassles and pressures? There are times when the pain is so intense physically or emotionally that you want to fall into a limp heap on the floor and yell “uncle” or disappear into the darkness of the closet and close the door? The circumstances cannot Continue Reading…

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