Tag: grace

Creation and Confession

IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH – Genesis 1:1 THEN THE LEVITES…SAID, “STAND UP AND BLESS THE LORD YOUR GOD FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING. BLESSED BE YOUR GLORIOUS NAME, WHICH IS EXALTED ABOVE ALL BLESSING AND PRAISE. YOU ARE THE LORD, YOU ALONE. YOU HAVE MADE THE HEAVEN, THE HEAVEN OF…

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Loose Cords

“Your cords hang loose; they cannot hold the mast firm in its place or keep the sail spread out” – Isaiah 33:23 I came across this verse in my Bible readings this morning. I was convicted. There are a lot of areas in my life in which I can identify loose cords. Cords and rigging…

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Why suffering and why sin?

I recently came across an answer to this question that I honestly don’t think I’ve heard before. At it’s come from John Piper’s recent book ‘Providence’: ‘There are, no doubt, countless wise and holy reasons God plans to permit sin…[one of these is] that God’s ultimate aim in creation and providence is to display the…

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I want to know You more

Sorry for a quiet week of posts (or lack of!) I promise I’ve got a meaty one lined up! In the meantime I wanted to briefly share a song that blessed me tonight: knowing You Jesus , by Graham Kendrick. It’s largely based off Philippians 3. I count all I once held dear as garbage…

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Prayer Projects

I’ve been taking a free course at Biola Learn , on Spiritual Formation and the temptations of moralism. It’s part of God’s recent dealings with me to dismantle unhealthy patterns of relating to Him, and to replace them with a more grace filled, spirit empowered, cross-entered faith. Anyway, as part of the course there are…

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God doesn’t use a broad brush

God sees that the human race is inclined towards sin. He searches every heart, looking for anyone who is willing to receive His mercy, to receive Him. Then he finds Noah. He determines to destroy the human race completely because they all have turned away from Him. But He saves Noah, because He has examined…

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