God is Present in Believers

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One of the great mysteries of Heaven is this: that God, the Creator of all things, has come to be among His own, and like the pillar of fire that led the children of Israel throughout the wilderness, He dwells among His own. Not among nations, but within His people! The spirit of God, promised by God the Son and …

God’s Wisdom in the Church

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“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 God is working big things with little shifts of my heart. I liken it to the way a slight turn of a small rudder puts a large vessel on a truer course. He’s turning me from regarding self to seeing another, from defending self to considering another, from trusting self …

God’s Wisdom in Christ

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(God) Himself is righteous and He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has faith in Jesus.   Romans 3:26 Amplified   Man chooses to bend to human nature that is hostile to love and favorable to self, harming others and meriting God’s wrath. How does God forgive man without diminishing His righteousness? And how does God judge man without diminishing …

God’s Wisdom in Creation

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Imagine being present at God’s creation of the world. “The earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep” (Gen 1:1). Even with eyes closed tight, I can’t begin to know the darkness that existed at that time. And then God spoke: ‘“Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen 1:2). How gorgeous that first light must …

Cherishing the Clingy

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“7For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. 8My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:7-8 NASB   My son is in this phase where he has become really clingy. Clingy in a cute way, but also sometimes a slightly inconvenient way. If you are a parent you …

God’s Otherness

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“To whom would you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?… For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is no one like Me…” ISAIAH 46:5&9   Holiness is defined as “the state of being distinct, separate, in a class by oneself”. R.C. Sproul explains the definition …

God Is Love

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“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation of our sins.” 1 JOHN 4:10   When you woke up this morning, did you feel perfectly loved? Did you remember God’s great love for you at the beginning of your day? We may know the truth, but …