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Anything is Possible

Anything is Possible

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, ” With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” We as humans tend to be arrogant in our control and our self-confidence. I, myself, am a firm believer in the fact that hard work brings good luck. I believe hard work beats talent. But….as a believer, I also KNOW that God is in control. It’s hard to separate our own disciplines and behaviors from what God provides. I lean on the…

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Raise a Hallelujah

Raise a Hallelujah

If you haven’t heard this song, I’d encourage you to listen to the story behind it. God is so much bigger than anything we could possibly fathom. The first few verses are: I raise a Hallelujah, in the presence of my enemy.I raise a Hallelujah, louder than the unbelief.I raise a Hallelujah, my weapon is a melody.I raise a Hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me. I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm. Louder and louder.You’re gonna hear…

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God’s Will

God’s Will

I pray often as many people do, routinely, hitting the high points. Then when I’m in need I pray frequently and with an unyielding passion. The problem is I frequently forget the most important thing.  It isn’t about me, it’s God’s will. How often do we pray selfishly?  Shouldn’t it be “God this is what I want, but only if it’s what YOU want for me” type prayer? This is much easier said than done because we also know God…

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Letting Go

Letting Go

As you no doubt know, we’ve been working our way through Isaiah. In chapter 28, I loved the closing verse:  All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent. I know, for me, I underestimate God’s plan and His wisdom for what’s going on in my life. I like to spend my time in front of the steering wheel and know there are many times I need to let go and let God.  Just know…

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Your Purpose

Your Purpose

So often, we find ourselves searching for our life’s purpose. I’ve written about this previously. And yet, at least for me, that search has more or less always started with me. In our sermon this weekend at church, they mentioned a verse and a quote that absolutely hit me over the head. “For everything, absolutely everything above and below, visible and invisible…Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. — Colossians 1:16 MSG Also, Your purpose will…

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Here am I. Send me.

Here am I. Send me.

In Chapter 6 of Isaiah, the Lord calls out, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” Immediately Isaiah says, “Here am I. Send me.” It’s a wild thought to me, the idea of the Lord asking who is willing to go and Isaiah immediately responding that he will volunteer to take up the cause. These days it’s tough to find enough parents to volunteer to work the concession stand at the ballpark, let alone answer in this…

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Growing Requires Discomfort

Growing Requires Discomfort

Growing in God is often a constant state of discomfort. While God offers us comfort in His arms, if we’re trying to spread the Good News as He asks us to, He is likely pushing you to new things. He’s placing people or things in your path that may cause discomfort or embarrassment. Don’t let that overwhelm you, but inspire you. Fair warning, be prepared to stumble and don’t be too hard on yourself when you do. We need to…

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Not Knowing Is Okay

Not Knowing Is Okay

God’s plan for our life is truly a mystery. We can inquire of God or search for our own answers and never find them. And not knowing is okay. When I was called to move to Pittsburgh, I wasn’t sure of the purpose, and I’m still not. But it’s lead me to where I am today – wherever that is. Sometimes I spend time thinking about why He led us here, and I honestly have no idea. I’ve learned to…

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Interesting Struggles

Interesting Struggles

Yesterday, I wrote about our prayer for God to “make it obvious.” God answered our prayer and we moved to Pittsburgh. Everything in our life was smooth sailing with the move – clearly He was watching over us in every way. Everything was easy until it came time to find a church home. Ironic, no? Before we even came to town, we did research trying to find a church home – as much as one can find a church home…

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