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Are You Following Jesus?

  They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Mark 1:18 If you spend daily, almost constant time getting to know Jesus, and listening to what he says. If you take time to understand what he’s saying, and once you know what he’s telling you to do, you immediately step out and do it, you’re following Jesus. If you’re doing …

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  True gentleness comes when we’ve been through hell and we understand the suffering of others. If we stay in the hell of bitterness, we will become cynical and unable to trust. It’s only those who go through hell and come out at the other side who are able to deal gently with others. Phillip

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  A healthy marriage must expel all shame, which is the foul, toxic gas that suffocates a healthy marriage. Shame is like a natural gas leak that will either kill you with its fumes or explode when you light a spark of anger, jealousy, or insecurity. Phillip

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Too Tired

  He restores my soul… I believe everything I do for God will reap a reward someday, certainly for me and possibly for the people I serve. But right now, today, I have nothing left in me. I don’t have any love for people who are difficult to love. I don’t have any push for people who dig their heels …

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  Home needs to be a place where I don’t need to perform or compete. A place where I can feel safe and lay my head. TD Jakes

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  Adam’s first career was to name the animals God created. This was good and satisfying. But after a long day, he had no one to come home to. Phillip

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  The God who created me and loves me knows the pain and emptiness I feel when I’m isolated. Phillip

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God Delights

  For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4 I think God smiles real big when someone who is normally negative chooses a cheerful heart. Many of us remember angry adults looking into our helpless little faces. What if God isn’t like that? Phillip

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  There’s so much in the Bible, life, and myself I don’t understand. There’s so much about the way people act and treat each other and me that I don’t understand. If I want to know the mind I must “put on” to make sense from life, it’s humble. I must become a master of humbleness. Phillip

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  The best shot I have at changing my family is for me to become the best father, husband, brother, and son. Phillip

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Rules Versus Spirit

  Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. Galatians 3:2 To begin our relationship with God, first believe. Regardless of who we are or what we have accomplished on earth we all …

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  It’s more Christlike to love and then get hurt or betrayed than to hide inside my shell of fear. Phillip

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Spilled Over Blessings

  God said to Abraham, “And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis …

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  Don’t read the Bible and pray just enough to aggravate your demons. Push all the way through! Phillip

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  My anxiety problem is basically a spirit that isn’t Jesus. I don’t need to waste time and effort trying to trace it back to my ancestors. It’s simply bad character that I need to replace by developing good character muscles. Phillip

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Lessons from the Sea

  Gina and I are currently on our annual sabbatical in the Dominican Republic. Every morning we rise early, walk the beach as the sun rises, and pray, “God, what do you want to show me?” Then we come in for coffee and journaling, go to the gym, and return to breakfast, more journaling, and a time of worship. Since …

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  We only understand our circumstances at “see level,” what we see and perceive from our perceptions and experiences. Only God and the people around us can help us see beyond, above, and below our “see level.” Get humble and curious. Listen to God and those around you as much as you listen to your own thoughts. Phillip