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Growing Deeper

As people created in the image of God, we have a longing for meaningful relationships.  These relationships can be such a blessing of love, joy, and encouragement to one another.  But because of sin, different factors such as pride, fear, and distraction hinder going deep in the relationships we have.  And so, while we have a longing for intimacy, we are often…

A Question about Prayer

Recently I was asked this question: “Why pray?  If God knows everything before it happens and also knows the outcome of everything, why bother with prayer?”  The truth is, yes, God does know everything, as Jesus says in Matthew 6:8, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”  So why pray? The answer is found in James 4:8, which says, “Draw near to…

Responding to Those in Suffering

Recently I was listening to a woman who went through a difficult journey with cancer.  She shared what was helpful from others and what wasn’t helpful.  She said that it as hard for her when people said, “I understand what you’re going through,” because they couldn’t begin to understand without first listening.  She said, The things that weren’t helpful were when those…

The Power of Joy & Fellowship

Proverbs 18:1 gives this warning, One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires; he rebels against all sound judgment. One of the tendencies of the fallen human heart is separation from relationships that God has given that can bring strength and joy.  Even as believers, we can be tempted to keep our distance from one another, to pass up opportunities for fellowship because…

Train Your Child

This morning I read an article shared by a young mother in my former church, on the failure of so many Christian parents in raising children to obey. It was a sobering read, and it reminded me of 2 Timothy 3:1-3, which predicted that in the last days children would be “disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable.” It is interesting how…