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5 Questions about Biblical Spirituality

Humans are spiritual beings housed in a physical body. And the Bible has quite a lot to say about our spirituality. Here is a helpful and interesting article from Crossway………………..

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

Where Are the Other Nine?

A good reminder from author Frank Viola to be thankful. From The Deeper Journey………………….

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God Doesn’t Get Tired Of Answering Prayer

And thank God for that! From Seth Lewis……………………..

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

Love is Inconvenient

….Because it gives for the benefit of the other person! And agape love is for the benefit of the other with no expectation of return. That is why biblical love is supernatural! From CCEF.org……………………..

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10 Things You Should Know about the Presence of God

I personally take a lot of comfort from the scriptural truth of the presence of God, and this article is a great summation of this! Here is a takeaway for me: “Scripture is clear that all of life—and, principally, the gospel life—is about being in God’s relational presence. This is why David proclaims, ‘in your presence there is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore’ (Ps 16:11).” From Crossway……………………..

https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-presence-of-god/

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Through Faith, We Can Know the Voice of God — Dallas Willard

Faith helps us know the voice of God

If you wish to know the voice of God as it comes to you individually, simply allow yourself to trust God to lead you into that. Ask God to speak to you and then wait attentively. He will probably speak to you clearly. But you have to understand and believe that this is even possible. Otherwise your faith will not rise to it, and you will not have the opportunity to learn. The reason I emphasize this here is because, when your friend asks about your relationship with God and the reason for your hope, you don’t want to be in the position of saying, “Well, he never speaks to me, but he speaks to lots of other people.”

From The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus. Copyright © 2015 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Bible Christian Prayer

How to Pray When You’re Feeling Depressed

Wow, I can’t say enough good things about this article! It is chock-full of good advice and little hooks to grab hold of to help our prayers whenever….but especially when we feel depressed and lacking in hope. From pastor David Murray and Crossway……………..

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The word of God in the quiet voice

Some churches, speakers and authors give out the impression that we should expect or aim for dramatic and emotional experiences with God. But God most often is quiet with us, as this article argues for. Here is a takeaway for me: “We think we need a miracle to confirm God’s presence. We don’t. We need to slow down and listen. We need to drink deep of the quiet voice of God in the Scriptures, often, slowly, reflectively, and thoughtfully. Seeking the spectacular and ignoring the Scriptures is foolishness and not Christianity.” From Written For Our Instruction……………….

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

Sticks, Stones, and Words…Can Cut Me Deeply

The old saying alluded to in this title has to be one of the dumbest sayings of all times….of course words can hurt! As Christians we must commit to never knowingly try to hurt another with our words. Some wisdom and encouragement here from pastor and author Scott Sauls………….

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On the Longing to be Seen, Heard, and Known

There is a lot of truth in this lovely article from Great and Noble Tasks. In discussing about being seen and heard, I always go back to Hagar when she and Ishmael were thrown out of the camp by Sarah, and God came to her rescue. And Hagar called God, “The God Who sees me.”