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The Promise of His Love

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We live in a fallen world. Because we live in a fallen world, it can be difficult to hear the gentle whispers of the Holy Spirit. When this is the case, it's imperative that we simply remember the guarantee that He is unchanging and always with us.

   "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'Yes' in Christ. And so through him the 'Amen' is spoken by us to the glory of God." (2 Corinthians 1:20)
   We feel lost and abandoned, but we must remember that we will always and forever be found in Christ, and we are adopted into the royal family of our Lord. He cleansed us, and sealed us with these promises.

   Certainty isn't something this world can provide for us, but there is complete assurance in the Lord. He is that Solid Rock upon which we boldly stand. It is in the God of Peace we shall root ourselves, and believe that He will never permit our feet to slip. This is His promise to us - that we might never be removed from His Love. We won…

The Savior Who Calms The Storm

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Feels like the world around you is spinning out if control you say? Can't seem to escape the chaos and disappointments. You start wishing there was a way to make it all just slow down. You're looking for a Savior to command the storm in your life.

   "He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, 'Quiet! Be still!' Then the wind died down and it was completely calm." (Mark 4:39)
   Completely. Calm. Two words that may seem foreign to you today, at this very moment. Calm is nothing but a distant wish, and I won't even get started on where peace has gone. Peace...
   Distress is a desperate place. Desperation is a deception, because in reality we know the One who can walk on water, tell the waves to stop crashing, and even make the dead man breathe again. There is no need to be desperate when only one thing is required of us. What is that one thing you ask? Come to Him.
   "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. T…

Now That's True Love

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Love. You might think that it's simply a word. Love to you may be associated with your favourite film or song, but what if I told you that Love is so much more. The motive behind Jesus's sacrifice of His own body? It was because of Love.

   It's more than a phony cinema based on confusion and fleshly lusts. Love is like a Medal of Honor that's tenderly graced around Christ's neck. God is Love, and this is the Love that brings healing, hope, and freedom through Salvation. Love is redeeming, because our Mighty Redeemer poured out His Love to the very end.
   Love is good. Everybody wants to be loved. Not everybody feels loved. This does not change the truth that everyone is indeed cherished by a Perfect Love.
   Love comes with a price. No, I'm not talking about the cost of a beautiful diamond ring. I'm talking about a ring of thorns - The price our Perfect Prince paid for the promise of saving our souls from destruction.
   Our Prince is alive today and one-h…

Quiet Times

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Lately, it has become very apparent that when I write, I rely solely on the Holy Spirit to guide me. I've always known this, and I am continually reminding myself that this is the work of the Lord manifested within me. I give God glory for every good and perfect gift.

   When I'm writing I find much joyous delight that can only come from above. My heart is so full of thankfulness that is due to my Heavenly Father. Writing is one of my ways of dumping my overflowing heart onto His feet just as a sacrifice of oil in gratitude.
   My love for God moves my heart. It compels me to invest more of my time in His Presence, and to ultimately live for Him. Ultimately, abundantly, eternally HIS. He is all around, and now my eyes are opened to see this reality.

The words on these pages are my song, and the inspiration for the beautifully crafted art is Him. He is my all. He is the reason that I sing, or write, rather.
   I know that I cannot do this on my own. I will forever declare it. I …

Our Uncertainty Meets God's Assurance

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Trust. We all know the feeling. It's a blind leap. It can feel like stepping on a tight rope, I know, but under the wire are the hands of God. Stepping out is scary. It is frightening to think of all the uncertainties. "What will happen to my job?" "How will I afford doing that?" "What could happen? What will I do?" We've all fiddled with the worrisome woes that flood our minds when venturing out of our own little comfort zones. But let me tell you something, it doesn't matter what we do, it matters what God does! And God is always faithful. He's got it.

   It's a lot to take in, especially when in the shock that change or adventure brings. It doesn't seem like the logical stance to take. Logic screams, "PLAN! Plan for this! Plan for that! Make sure you know the details!" However, God assures, "I know the plan. You don't need to know the specifics. I'll take good care of you."

   "Do not be anxious…