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Please God or Trust God?

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Given the opportunity to either please God or trust God, which path would you choose? Most of my life has been spent trying to desperately please God and striving hard to be all God wants me to be and so much depended on me. I had to do all that others told me to do in order to be a “good Christian.” I wanted to please God so I could have an intimate relationship with Him because if I wasn’t…

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Surrender: The Necessary First Step

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By Michael Todd Wilson There are lots of things we can do when we realize we’re under attack by the enemy: make a healthier choice, quote Deuteronomy to the devil, phone a friend, sing a favorite hymn. All of these are good things to do. But if these are the first things we do, it will turn into more of a self-help maneuver than a biblical response. James 4:7 says we’re to resist the devil. But notice the context: “Submit…

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I Don’t Have Time

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Wouldn’t it be logical that with all our modern technology that saves us so much time, we would have an abundance of leftover time? Time to smell the proverbial roses, time to _____________, you fill in the blank. But instead of having time left over, we fall victim to the “time troll.” Whose song says; “Rush, rush, hurry, hurry because if you don’t what will people say? Everything is depending on you so rush, rush, hurry, hurry.” The song is…

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Who among us has been wounded at some time in our life, with a careless word, an action that strikes to the very core of our being? Sometimes wounds come from a verbal attack while at other times it is the non-verbal, the icy stare, the half smile and hand shake that feels like a kiss from Judas himself. We expected to be wounded from those outside the church, but as most of us have experienced, the deepest wounds come…

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