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The Wisdom of God

I Corinthians 3:18-20  “Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a ‘fool’ so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness,’ and again, ‘The LORD knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.’” I’m sure you can think of someone who is smarter than you. I could tell you about a few different people I’ve taken classes with or listened to lectures from who I …

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The Alpha and Omega

Revelation 1:8  “I am the Alpha and Omega,’ says the LORD God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’” Alpha and Omega—the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Nothing before alpha, nothing to be added after omega. He created the world, but He himself wasn’t created. It was at His command that all of time began, and when time as we know it comes to an end—when everything else turns to dust—He will remain. He is eternal. Eternal. Infinite. Such small words, but both have such a huge, almost incomprehensible meaning. Everything in …

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God’s Power

  “And God said…And it was so.” This phrase is scattered throughout the first chapter of Genesis. All of Scripture begins with a statement of God’s power. He simply speaks, and things happen: light appears and is separated from the darkness; the waters and skies are split; dry land appears and plants burst forth from the ground; the sun, moon, and stars fill the sky; animals begin roaming the waters, skies, and land. Our God has the power to speak things into creation. That would be amazing enough if we were talking about just the things here on earth—but it’s …

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Glimpses of His Magnificence

Deuteronomy 3:24 “O Sovereign LORD, You have begun to show to Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works You do?” Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Sovereign: supreme in power or authority Fear: profound reverence and awe toward God (definitions from the Life Application Study Bible) How powerful is your God? Have you ever really thought about that question? So often today, studies focus on God’s great love for …

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The Ultimate Peace

All this week we have been looking at ways we can pursue peace instead of perfection. We’ve seen how procrastination and giving into the lies of the world holds us back from pursuing the peaceful life God intends for each of us. If I could sum up everything we’ve talked about this week in one thought, it would be this: We need more of the Bible and less of the world. Or, another way to say it would be, we need to leave Facebook behind and get into God’s book. My favorite Bible verse is found in Romans 5:1 “Therefore, …

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You Are Enough

The enemy would love us to believe that we are not enough. In fact, he uses the world to reinforce this lie on a daily basis. The truth is, in God’s eyes, you are enough. Just the fact that He created you says you have worth. I love how Psalm 139:16 talks about God having a purpose for each of us before we were even born. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. The world will tell …

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The Truth About Being A People Pleaser

In our quest for a perfect life, sometimes we give into the lie we hear from the world that we must please everyone. The truth is we can’t please everyone. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t do it. Often we run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone. This is no way to experience the life of peace God has for us. We must learn discernment to know when we can help and when we need to step out of the way. I think as women we struggle with this more maybe than men do. After all we …

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Measuring Up

The enemy uses the world to tell us lies that keep us from living the life of peace God intends for us to live. These lies are used by the enemy to pull us down and keep us from experiencing the peace God has for us. One lie the world would have us to believe is You’ll Never Measure Up. This lie is all about comparing ourselves with others. Just like the magazine covers tell us we need to have the perfect home, perfect job, perfect body, and perfect relationships in order to measure up to the world’s standards. I …

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The Trap of Procrastination

Let’s face it. There are many tasks that we just don’t want to do. We put them off as long as possible because they are things we have to do, not things we want to do. Procrastination keeps us from fully living the way God wants us to. I didn’t grow up with perfectionist tendencies. However, I did wonder why I always procrastinated doing certain things. I read the book Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern when I was trying to learn to manage my time better. This book was life changing for me because she talked …

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Pursuing Peace

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”( ESV) Have you ever been in the checkout line at the grocery store and looked through the magazines that are on display? Their covers promise us we will have an organized and clean home, be able to cook gourmet meals, lose weight without effort, and have wonderful relationships if we read their magazine. Oh, if only it were that easy! As women, we are hit with messages from the world that tell us we need to pursue …

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Expect His Return

Turn on any type of media and you will eventually hear worldly news. Wars, bombings, beheadings, natural disasters…the world is moaning for Christ return…and whether the people of the world know or not, creation is expecting it! Romans 8:19-20 “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” In the Garden of Eden …

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Expect His Movement

The first three times the answer was still the same but his master sent him again. Four, five and six.  He ran out to the overlook and yet the same thing…nothing was happening. You wonder if the servant thought his master had gotten it wrong.  It had not rained in years and the sky was void of clouds but now his master had said he heard the sound of abundance of rain. Once again for the seventh time, Elijah told his servant to go look toward the sea. This time something was different. There was a cloud as small as …

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