Left Behind or Sent Ahead?

And now don’t be grieved or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life. Genesis 45:5 CSB I love studying historical women who were ceiling breakers. Anyone who knows me knows that Maria W. Stewart is one of my favorite figures. She lived in the nineteenth …

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What Are You Waiting For?

But me, I’m not giving up. I’m sticking around to see what God will do. I’m waiting for God to make things right. I’m counting on God to listen to me.Micah 7:7 MSG The minor prophets of the Old Testament can be easy to overlook. The small chapters are easy to flip by and what …

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Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? Go figure out what this Scripture means: ‘I’m after mercy, not religion.’ I’m here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders.”Matthew 9:12‭-‬13 MSG Thank you, Lord, that we are invited to spend time with You--the God of the universe. Through Your Son Jesus, …

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Cultivating Eagerness

There is an eagerness for Scripture that comes at our first believing. When the light of Christ is first sparked in our hearts and minds, it is no surprise that we open our eyes to take in as much of Him as we can in the Word. But that eagerness can fade as we balance life's responsibilities or journey through faith without discipleship and mentoring. What then are the habits that help cultivate and maintain a heart for eagerness for God's Word?