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Living in the Light

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Recently I was leading our congregation in the old hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” I’ve always been intrigued by a particular phrase in verse 1.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father There is no shadow of turning with Thee Thou changes not, Thy compassions, they fail not As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be
There is no shadow of turning with God. Think about that for a minute.

A shadow is formed when an object blocks another light source. This means there has to be an external light source in order for a shadow to be created.

There is no light source other than God. He is the source. There is no shadow when He turns.There is no other source of Light and Truth.He is constant, everlasting, and never-changing.Without Him, there is only darkness… not even a shadow!
Mind. Blown.Consider James 1: 17
Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.…or I John 1: 5-6
This is the m…

Character Over Comfort & Control

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Control.
We all want it. We don't always get it. Sometimes we get it, then decide we don't want it.
Sigh.
In my life I've come to recognize control as an old familiar acquaintance, continually proving that my sense of having it is simply an illusion. Just when I think I have it, it's often yanked from my groping hands and there's not much I can do about it. 

When we feel like we are in control, we often feel pretty comfortable with it. You may tell yourself you've earned it. You may snatch it away from someone else and justify it. You may hoard it, thinking no one can hurt you. You may sacrifice pieces of your character to have it. You may hide behind it.
When we feel out of control, we often feel frantic. Why are we afraid to let go of it? we feel weak we feel uncomfortable we feel ineffective we feel frustrated we feel exposed we feel like we are floundering, grasping we wonder what will happen and how we'll deal with it
Could it be that God is more interested in your charact…

You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup. It always sounded good in my head, albeit a bit cliché. Until my cup was crumbling. Then I understood.
We've all been there. We've run ourselves ragged trying to fulfill the expectations of others. Or ourselves.
How can we find a healthy balance?
Check out my new post on this very subject:
Finding Balance in the New Year
With God's help, we can do better.
New year, new start.
New year, new grace.
New year, new perspective.
New year, new creation in Christ.
Happy New Year Friends!