free will

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When preparing to write a Christian article my mind often turns to life experiences, and memories, rather than current events or suggestions of “how-to live for Christ in a daily fashion.”  I prefer to draw pictures with my words ~ frankly, living the Spirit-filled life is a constant learning treasure for me. My writing style […]

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(May) petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people ~ for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  1 Timothy 2:1~2        So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.  John 8:36      

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If you’re feeling a little worn down, a bit distracted, stretched thin over the needs of daily life… take a break. Get away, even if it’s just for a few minutes… even if it’s just to your bedroom or the front porch… and talk to Jesus. Trust that He is concerned with the things of […]

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This scenario may seem a bit exaggerated, but that is exactly what Hannah endured.  Eli allowed his sons to run wild, without rebuke.   They were having sex with women when they brought sacrifices to the temple.  Eli did accuse Hanna of being drunk, but when she explained why she was praying, Eli blessed her.  […]

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Today I read John 21 again and saw something else I have never seen.  Don’t you just love it when the Spirit opens the eyes of your heart?  It’s after Jesus’ resurrection and the disciples went fishing and caught nothing.  They spotted Jesus on land; He told them to cast their nets out on the […]

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“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48 KJV) When I was a young believer this verse in Matthew was often quoted to indicate what my goals should be, and I naively assumed that now that I was saved, I must also be perfect. “Perfect” seemed to […]

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