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His Light, Not Mine

  Psalm 27:1-4 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? One thing I learned from my years of depression is that I’m not a source of light. I might have a little dim light in me, but mostly, I’m full of darkness. The Lord is my light. I’m afraid of the dark. Are you? With …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Meek people begin by trusting God. They believe that he will work for them and vindicate them when others oppose them. Biblical meekness is rooted in the deep confidence that God is for you and not against you. John Piper

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Jesus frees us to worship God in spirit and truth, not perfection, religion, or appearance. That means my worship will sometimes be broken, awkward, and messy. Pastor John Gray

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Why Jesus Came

  Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth Truly He taught us to love one another His law is love and His gospel is peace Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother And in His name all oppression shall cease. (From the hymn O Holy Night) …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Pretending to experience a victory we don’t have closes the opportunity for God to help us get that victory. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Many people underestimate their ability to endure suffering and overestimate their ability to overcome temptation. Justin Cook

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Please keep going, please don’t quit. Your reward is at the end of your trials and your pain. Pastor John Gray

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Pointing the Way

  You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them. Titus 2:15 Jesus said very few people will enter heaven. Only those who do the will of God will be there. Yet he never leaves us in the dark. God raises up men and women who have come through their own dark night, who now look to …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  In a recent group Bible study we read from Proverbs 21:4 “Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.” Humble people have clear, soft eyes. You can’t easily hide that. Your eyes are the window into your soul. Phillip

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Clean it All Out

  Psalm 32 When I refused to confess my sin,  my body wasted away,  and I groaned all day long. Finally, I confessed all my sins to you  and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I remember carrying unresolved guilt inside me all the time. When I cleaned it all out, I got a clear sight of God. Unresolved sin… …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  It seems that God uses finite rewards to get our attention. I think most people live for the finite rewards. I wish we always could remain painfully aware of how short life is and invest so abundantly in the infinite that we’re joyfully anticipating eternity. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  The song of the lone tiny seed: I was poor, I was down to nothing. I did the one thing I could do, and my life grew from that. Phillip

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Chip on The Shoulder

  Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm. Proverbs 3:30 I no longer want to live with the illusion that my life is my own. Lord, I want you to search my heart. Let’s stop at the nearest altar and remove any chips from my shoulder. You know what they are, …