Tag: spiritual growth

A local nurse answered the call for help and went to Brooklyn to treat COVID-19 patients. (Image, Decatur Daily)

He’s Got It Under Control!

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1 Life goes on normal if we know what we are dealing with and can manage the outcome. Uncertainties and inability to manage outcomes is the greatest cause of worry, stress and despondency. Jesus Christ knew that the disciples would face that challenge when He […]

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What is God's Love Language?

What is God’s Love Language?

But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 1Sam. 15:22 God’s love language is OBEDIENCE which He revealed in many passages in the Bible like John 14:23,24: “Anyone who loves […]

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Jesus, Still The Right Choice!

Jesus, Still The Right Choice!

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. John 10:10 Although the Coronavirus is stealing from us, killing many people and destroying economies, social life, etc.; the verse quoted above was meant for Satan. Jesus confirmed that Satan’s agenda is to steal, kill and […]

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When you wake up in the morning, immediately turn on the lights or open window exposed to bright light. Light will give a signal to the brain moments to wake or sleep (Image Muiwyan)

Christian Morning Routine: How To Anchor Your Day

Developing a Christian morning routine is important for your spiritual growth. It also affects your attitude throughout the day. I am one of those people who need a morning routine. If I don’t have one I get sucked into one of these two vortexes. The vortex of busy: You know that vortex of “Oh my goodness, I have so much […]

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Ruth and Naomi Strive to Survive

God is on Your Side

But Ruth replied, don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 Every experience we go through in life will either make our relationship with God better or bitter. The issue […]

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In Defense of Rigidity

In Defense of Rigidity

“Clericalism has a direct consequence in rigidity. Have you never seen young priests all stiff in black cassocks and hats in the shape of the planet Saturn on their heads? Behind all the rigid clericalism there are serious problems.” —Pope Francis, September 5, 2019 address to Jesuits in Mozambique Though it is one of the more prominent themes in the […]

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Cleansing the Temple and cleansing the Church

The Church: A Den of Robbers?

It is written, he said to them, my house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers. Luke 19:46 If Jesus Christ came to our places of worship (churches) today, what will He see and what will He say? Will He find us praying – that is seeking His face and not so […]

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Abstract Art Abundance by Jody Hope Gibbons

A Tale of Two Crises

There is no arguing that we are facing a crisis of immense proportions in the Church. We most likely wince at the daily headlines of scandal, accusations, cover-ups, doublespeak, and unfaithfulness to vows, teaching, and immorality within the hierarchy of the Church—all of which leave her vulnerable and disreputable at exactly the time when the world most desperately needs her […]

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God’s Requirements

God’s Requirements

And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deut. 10:12. The God of Israel is the true God, Creator and Ruler over all […]

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A Clarion Call To A Spirit-filled Life

A Clarion Call To A Spirit-Filled Life

ECWA THEME 2020: Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty Zechariah 4:6 Zerubbabel and Joshua led the first post-exilic return from Babylon back to Judah. But faced a mammoth opposition when they tried to rebuild the Temple (The House of the Lord) . The first resistance came from foreigners who had been transplanted […]

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