Archive for: January, 2017

Week 40: Obedience in the Small Things

“Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in scripture depended on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will…

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Week 39: Seek Value Not Promotion

The most common worldview of people is to seek promotion and you’ll find value in yourself. The target, therefore, becomes promotion to a position where countless others are fighting for the same. We compete for a prize that fades away because once achieved, we discover it isn’t enough to find value. So we look for…

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Week 38: You Can’t Sprint in a Marathon

I can never work hard enough to arrive at a place of rest. I think if I sprint now, working fast and furiously, I’ll be able to stop and rest a while from my labors. Not so. More work produces more tasks, requiring more hours. I can get so stressed out that my stress won’t…

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Week 37: Backward Forward

In the latter years of my son’s teenage days, I began a year-end tradition. We’d go on an overnight retreat in December (or January), stay in a cabin, build a fire and reflect on the finished year’s achievements and losses. We’d go over the goals from our last retreat that we’d hoped to achieve and…

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