Daily thoughts on the magnificence of our Great God. 

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Been There, Done That

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There are many messages out there in terms of what we are to be and how we are supposed to live. Sometimes we seem to do okay, but other times we fall flat on our faces. We fail. You have probably heard the line, "Been there. Done that." I was at a prayer meeting a few years ago and someone...

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Connecting His Discipline to our Disobedience

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God disciplines His people. He disciplines because He loves us. He disciplines us to teach us. He disciplines to protect us. His discipline can be severe. Why do we have so much trouble connecting His discipline to our disobedience? In Numbers 11, as the people complained, God actually brought...

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How's Your Math?

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How’s your math? My guess is, not great when facing an enormous need with no apparent resources. Even if our math is accurate, it may only accent the impossible. The people were beginning to riot. They wanted meat and they wanted it now. Moses got out his abacus and determined there was no...

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We Are Right On Schedule

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Look around. People are out of control. And when they believe they have been taken advantage of, they complain – loudly! That was true for the Israelites as they traveled through the desert toward the land promised to them. Numbers 11 tells the sad story. They had been camped at Sinai for...

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The Burden Is Too Heavy

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Some are destined for greatness. Surely Moses was among them. God Himself chose Moses to be the leader of His people! But things unraveled. The emotional stress consumed him. He told God what he thought of the divine plan and asked God to accept his resignation. “I am not able to carry all...

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The Providence of God Was Enough

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 It’s true. Much that happens behind the scenes, God’s protection, His direction, His provision, we miss. We didn’t see it when it was happening and we don’t see it now. But we have seen some. R. C. Sproul in his book, “The Invisible Hand”, wrote...

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Never Underestimate God

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The Bible frequently describes God as great and mighty, God above all gods. Sadly, we all underestimate Him. (I don’t think it’s even possible to overestimate Him!) Underestimating God was a factor in the slide into discouragement for both Elijah and Jacob. Elijah underestimated...

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Good and the Bad

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When God unveils His providential work, at least some of those terrible things we have endured begin to make sense. We missed it at the time, but we can now see the evidence of His invisible hand. Sometimes our intersection with the will of God seems to just happen; other times we seem to be...

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God Can Be Trusted

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It’s time for a review. Discouragement is everywhere. Sometimes it lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes it lasts for years. There is usually a trigger that snares us. The prophet Elijah entered the world of discouragement through the entry point of physical exhaustion. Food and rest proved...

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Selling Out God's Sovereignty

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When we begin to believe that “all these things are against me” we want to change the status quo. It is at that moment that we are turning from God to the enemy. In the Garden of Eden, Satan began to plant the idea in Eve’s head that God was really not as gracious as He...

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