Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Surrender category

Is God Enough?

Is God sufficient for all my needs? "Of course!" is my reflex response. But what am I really thinking? "If only I had this or that; if only my circumstances were different, then I…

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Strive or Surrender?

The world always told me to strive, and I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I worked diligently all my life. Even The Church encouraged me to strive: in Bible reading, prayer,…

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Spiritual Fitness

I enjoy the discipline of physical exercise because it fits my "to-do list" mentality. Yet, when I apply this same mentality to my spirtual life I often fall short. For instance, reading…

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A Confident Hope

I used to think that hope was a feeling of expectation and desire for something good. For instance, as a young boy I hoped for ice cream after my Little League baseball games. This kind of hope was…

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What Do I Believe Jesus Can Do In My Life?

"Do you believe that I am able to do this?" Matthew 9:28 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Why Worry?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? Matthew 6:27-28 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Who Gets the Praise?

How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don't seek the praise that comes from the only God? John 5:44 NET …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Do you want to get well?

Do you want to get well? John 5:6b …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions

When beginning a spiritual journey, a good question to ask is, "What do you want?" These are the first words Jesus spoke in the Gospel of John to two perspective disciples. Their response…

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Growing in Child-Likeness - I Must Change

And He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of God. Matthew 18:3 NIV …

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