Category Archives: Sanctification

Deep thoughts on Spiritual maturity

We have joy in what we possess but we wait and groan for its completion. We taste and are satisfied as we go on to hunger for what awaits us. Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle with doubt but faith has often caused me to struggle. Continue reading

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The word of God is alive and active

Five key passages describing the role of Scripture in spiritual transformation. Continue reading

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What are you waiting for?

If you stumble and fall — Get up! Get moving! Refuse to fold under failure! Learn some lessons! Embrace the life God wants for you! Trust in God’s redeeming love for you! Ask God to restore His joy in you! Continue reading

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Hot tub religion

“As I sat there savoring hot tubness, cracking small jokes and adjusting to the feel of being bubble over from all angles, it struck me that the hot tub is the perfect symbol of the modern route in religion. The … Continue reading

Posted in Disciple-making, God as Potter, Gospel-centered, Holiness, J. I. Packer, Joel Osteen, Meaning of life, Pain, Patience, Personal devotions, Personal thoughts, Religion-not the answer, Sanctification, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials | Leave a comment

Weakness is the way

God does not allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong. O, we may have that idea. but the Lord is going to disabuse us of it one way or another and it will be good for us and give glory to Him when he does so.” Continue reading

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Still amazed by grace

It’s impossible to grow closer to God in a way that decreases your awareness of how much you need “an advocate with the Father” who is “the atoning sacrifice for our sins”? (I John 2:1-2). Continue reading

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