Tag Archives: suffering

Watch Out for Bitterness!

  Sometimes I see people with angry, hard faces, and I wonder what has happened in their life.  I wonder how they have been cheated or abused.  No doubt they have not handled hardship well—as has sometimes happened with me. … Continue reading

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Christians, Embrace Your Hardship!

      Endure hardship. You are being disciplined by God as sons. If we are not disciplined—not in hardship, We are not His children.   So we should thank God for our hardship, For when we are disciplined by … Continue reading

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Choosing Trouble Instead of Comfort

  Yielding to the way of trouble (when we know it is God’s will) may sound a little odd or even crazy, but God uses trouble for our good.  He uses it to discipline and correct us, to keep us … Continue reading

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The Beauty of God’s Plan: He Has Made Everything Beautiful in Its Time

In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it says, “God has made everything beautiful in its time.”  In other words, as Paul tells us in Romans 8:28, God causes all things, for the Christian, to work together for good, or, to fit into His … Continue reading

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Comfort in Sickness

I have been sick with a bad cold—sore throat, coughing, runny nose, weakness, the whole thing.  But I am writing to tell you that I am content with it all.  There has been a strange comfort, a sort of peace … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Devil’s Counterfeit Prayer: Comparing New Age Prayer to Christian Prayer

There are many things in contemplative prayer and in any kind of New Age prayer that may seem the same as Christian prayer, but there is a big difference. In this post I will point out the similarities, as well … Continue reading

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7 Things to Practice for Holiness

  1.  Practice consecration with prayer.  Consecration is the act of giving ourselves completely to God through prayer for His will and service, recognizing that our life and all that we have is His. E.M. Bounds has said: “Prayer enters … Continue reading

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