Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Surrender category

Don't Look Back

Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God. Luke 9:62 NIV …

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An Impossible Requirement?

God’s desire for me is abundant fruitfulness. He even gave me the prescription for this, …

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Decisions Made in Fear

Often my life seems to mirror those of Jesus’ disciples—rowing in a boat against a storm. The storms of life—physical, relational, financial, work issues—so consume me that I…

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Struggles on the Journey – Lack of Joy

The intent of God is that I live a life of abiding joy. However, I often find myself living inside the story of my circumstances rather than inside God’s reality. The result is a lack of joy…

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First Responders

In emergency medicine those who are first on the scene for heart attacks, strokes, and other life threatening problems are called first responders. They need to be called, however, before they can…

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He is Everywhere

Our boss caught us loafing! We always worked hard in his presence, but sometimes we were not as diligent in our work when he wasn’t around - the true confessions of my work experience on a…

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Strive or Surrender?

The world has always told me to strive. I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I have worked diligently all my life. Even the church encourages me to strive – in Bible…

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Where did my spiritual appetite go?

"Many foreign students who come to the United States for their college education are affluent and privileged. This special status has numbed their spiritual appetites. Only when crisis comes,…

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Why the Wilderness?

Are you like me - often whining about the circumstances of my life? Much like the children of Israel wandering in the wilderness, I ask the silly question “Where is God and why must I suffer?…

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Letting It Go...

Holding on requires letting go. For instance, in order to pick up my grandson, I must first put down the book that is in my hand. Grasping the things that matter in life requires releasing my grip on…

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