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This is wonderful. Pass the cup.

Just A Thought...

Hawaii 5-0 Trip March 22-April 2, 2012 310

We human beings tend to run from God during the times in which we should be drawing ever closer to him. It happened in the Garden of Eden when the first man and woman disobeyed God and discovered that they were naked. They felt shame and hid from God when they heard him approaching. It’s that same sense of shame that induces us to run from God when we need his help the most. As we look at various examples of servants of God in the scriptures, we will encounter human brokenness in a variety of forms. We are no different and it is in times of weakness that we should draw near to God for His strength – – let’s ask ourselves what things may be at work in our own lives that are keeping us from enjoying the fullness of a relationship with God and each other. Then…

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A must read

A Season of Sacrifice

“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope.” (Matthew 12:18-21 NIV)

There are several teachers throughout my childhood that taught me a few valuable lessons. My first grade teacher, Ms. Hendricks taught me how to play the piano, (wish I would have stuck with it!). Then, there was Ms. Graves in the fifth grade, and Mr. McKissic in the sixth, who instilled in their class the confidence to do our best. I could go on and on, but…

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A phenomenal blog by Minister Yvette Broadnax of The Kairos International Christian Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Just A Thought...

The journey of Lent has begun. I completed my first blog on Ash Wednesday and wondered what I would write about to kick off week 2 of this Lenten journey. As I prepared to sacrifice, I found myself in the grocery store for over 2 hours, finding all the right foods and looking at the ingredients on the labels…pouring over each item with great detail. I even went to more than one store. My quiet time with God that day was an hour and so I thought I had done pretty well. Then in the silence after my prayer before bed, it hit me….2 hours in the grocery store and 1 hour with God. I had spent more time obsessing over the food, than I had spent with the Father. Now I know it’s not the quantity of time you spend, but rather the quality of worship, but still the…

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Exceptional word from Minister James Driver of The Kairos International Christian Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A Season of Sacrifice

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. (Isaiah 29:13 NIV)

I’ve had the opportunity to speak with several people since the beginning of the Lenten season, and it is such a blessing to hear about the sacrifices being made. For 40 days, some have determined to give up sweets. Others have decided to relinquish caffeine. The measure of sacrifice ranges from what some may consider minuscule to extreme, but in every case, I respect the personal commitment of that individual. With this said, it is my sincere hope that we as participants not only have the will to sacrifice, but the heart to surrender.

Look at it this way: sacrifice without surrender is no different than a bank…

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