Tag Archives: Isaiah

War Of The Wills

There are two wills at war in the world — the human will and God’s will.  It is a real war not just an illusion. We humans were created with free will — the ability to make our own choices … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gusher Or Spiritual Stopper

Are you a spiritual gusher or a Spirit stopper?  Perhaps these thoughts, based on the words of an ancient prophet, can help you answer that question.  (See Isaiah, chapter 35.) When God gushes forth from the depths of the human … Continue reading

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The Living God Is Convicting . . .

The Living God is convicting . . . He confronts our sin. God is challenging . . . He pulls us out of our comfort zone. God is disquieting . . . He overturns our apple carts. Is the living … Continue reading

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Down By The Spout Where God’s Glory Pours Out

I was in a church once and the pastor was trying to get some of the people sitting in the back rows to come and sit near the front.  He told them:  “Come down by the spout where the glory … Continue reading

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Observations From Reading Quotation Books

“Most collectors collect tangibles.  As a quotation collector, I collect wisdom, life, invisible beauty, souls alive in ink . . . I swim across a sea of quotes, splashing in the words and riding the waves of wisdom. ”  ~Terri Guillemets … Continue reading

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Some Thought-Provoking Thoughts About The Things We Do In Church

Here are some Biblically based questions and thoughts about things we do in church: Would Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Ezekiel, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Hosea, or Amos (or any of the other Biblical prophets) have set passively in church pews for 52 Sundays a year and never challenged anything?  … Continue reading

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