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31 May 2016

'I shall be humble enough to receive, grateful enough to pass on.' E. Stanley Jones What do we have that we did not receive (1 Corinthians 4:7)? Everything is a gift from our good, gracious Heavenly Father who uses each gift for His purpose (James 1:17, Philippians 2:13). Seen through the eyes of faith, even trouble, trial and difficulty can be a 'gift' conforming us to ...

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24 May 2016

'God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of Him.' Martin Luther How quickly we want to work for God. Help Him out. Use our gifts to do something for Him. But this is the God who Knew you before He laid the foundations of the earth (Ephesians 1:4). Knit you together in your mother's womb (Psalm 139:13). Has you engraved ...

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17 May 2016

'God will make us broken bread and poured-out wine with which to feed and nourish others.' Oswald Chambers Servant leaders follow the example of Christ, who was Himself broken and poured out (1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Isaiah 53:12). It is a high and holy calling and responsibility. Would you join me in praying a scary prayer? 'God, would you make us broken bread and pour...

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10 May 2016

The cross was Jesus' finest hour because it was the hour when He preserved the Father's glory and put it on display, which was the greatest longing of Jesus' heart.' JR Vassar This quote has been stirring in my heart over the last week. God is just (Deuteronomy 32:4). His justice is woven inseparably into the fabric of His character and identity an identity that must d...

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3 May 2016

'No man ever saw God and lived. And yet, I shall not live till I see God; and when I see Him, I shall never die.' John Donne What a thought that the glory, perfection, and beauty of God that is too much for sinful people to look upon, that dwelt in the midst of His people, that hovered in veiled-separation, that was ushered into unhindered relationship through the cross...

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