Daily thoughts on the magnificence of our Great God. 

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Prepared for His Banquet

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Our hope in Christ is grounded in His promises to us. One of those promises is that the Lord will establish our hearts blameless in holiness when He comes. A good look at myself suggests a lot of work ahead. In fact, I wouldn’t believe it could happen, except that He promised! Right now...

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Delivered from the Wrath to Come

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Being delivered from the wrath to come sounds a bit like Lot being ushered out of Sodom before God poured down fire from heaven on the city. It sounds like a rescue, and it is, but it is way more. God’s wrath is His righteous anger against sin. We are sinners. As a just God, He must judge...

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In the Process of Making Us Like Christ

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“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely…He who calls you is faithful and he will surely do it.” “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” “And those whom he predestined he also called, and...

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In the Process of Sanctification

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As a kid, my heart was opened and God made efficacious His Gospel. I was saved. The penalty of sin, which is death, was forever eliminated. He granted to me eternal life! When Jesus returns, He will complete His work in me and present me blameless before Him. I will be saved in the fullest...

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God Doesn't Give Up on Us

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Noticing the greening of the grass I decided to make sure my lawnmower would start. Sure enough – it didn’t! So I began to tinker with it. I sprayed the carburetor, cleaned the spark plug, gave it a shot of starter fluid and pulled the cord. Nothing. Repeat. Nothing. After pulling...

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God Will Finish What He Started

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God will finish what He started. He promised. For us, that is great news because we are each a monstrosity of unfinished business! Several times we are told when this will happen – at the coming of Jesus. Less clear is how it happens and how much happens while we remain here. And even more...

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Being Thankful for the Giver

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Saying thank you is a learned behavior. What parents have not instructed their young children after receiving something, “What do you say?” Being thankful comes from the heart. It is recognizing what has been given and from within there is a welling up of thankfulness &ndash...

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Pray without Ceasing

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To pray without ceasing does not mean that God must be reminded or coerced into answering. It does suggest that the line is always open, that there is nothing between us that would hinder communication. It also suggests the desired passion of the believer’s heart. When we are desperate...

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Rejoice Always

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“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” The more my life is about God, the more sense that statement makes. When life is mostly about me, there is no way I will rejoice always! But when I realize...

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Being Different for Christ

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Christians are different than those who do not belong to Christ. God desires that we be different and He continues to make us different. So, why do we work so hard not to be different? We try to blend in believing that if we are different we will repel, but if we are alike, we will attract. Now...

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