Tag Archives: obedience

I’ve Got a Better Idea

Often the answer to our prayers requires an act of obedience. The miracle we seek depends on following through on the revealed will of God. Continue reading

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God’s Abundant Supply

The widow found herself in a desperate place.  Unable to pay her debts, her children were about to be taken into slavery. God saw the need and sent his prophet Elisha. God intended to work in such a way that His power and provision would magnify his goodness (as he so often does). Continue reading

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Always Enough

God has revealed himself in scripture as “The Lord our Provider.” The story of Elijah is a reminder of how God is able to provide in extraordinary ways. Continue reading

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Make Your Home in Me

Lord, make my heart your home. Is that the cry of your heart? Do you long for the intimacy with God that Jesus describes in our text? Continue reading

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Fear of God vs. Fear of Man

Saul admitted that he had disobeyed out of fear of his men (24). This is a common problem and it keeps many leaders from greatness.  When we fear man more than we fear God—when we give in to the whims of the people instead of holding true to what we know God has called us to do—we give in to a spirit of fear and intimidation and God’s will is abandoned for something more to the people’s liking. Continue reading

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Truly Blessed

Blessed indeed.  A young Jewish woman could hope for nothing greater than to be the mother of the promised Messiah. Continue reading

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Love and Obedience

Do you love God? Are you demonstrating it by your obedience to his commands? Do you love others? Do you demonstrate that in practical ways–through action and truth, not just words? These are the true marks of love for God. Continue reading

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Panting for His Commands

mist describes an intense longing for God’s word and his commands. He describes it like this: “I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.” Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Better Idea (June 23)

Naaman was a valiant warrior, but he was also a leper. Urged by his wife’s helper, he set off to find healing from the healing prophet whose reputation for doing extraordinary miracles was already becoming well established: Elisha. Continue reading

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Moving On, Moving In (Mar 23)

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut in our spiritual journey. We struggle again and again with the same things. We become content and complacent with the status quo. God is calling us, like his chosen people in this text, to move on from this place and move in to the Promised Land. Continue reading

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