Choices, Circumstances, control, Disappointments, divorce, God in control, God's wisdom, goodness of God, prayer, Promised Land, sovereignty, Spirit promptings

Hardened Hearts

  I will never in a million years understand how our free-will and God’s sovereignty work together. It’s a great mystery. We are given free-will to make our own choices yet God is in control. A well known story in the Bible is a perfect example of my quandary: the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart. In case you aren’t familiar with it or need …

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Acts 17:24-28

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man He made every nation of men, that …

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discontentment, purpose, sovereignty

My Nothingness

I still fight it. Even after years of walking with the Lord and knowing better, I still find myself struggling with “the grass looks greener on the other side” syndrome. You know, that place of discontentment where you really wish you were somebody or something else. Yesterday, I found myself  mourning the fact that I’m not a “professional.” I don’t …

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God's presence, love, sovereignty

El Roi

This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. Hagar was Sarai’s servant. Sarai (Sarah) and Abram (Abraham) had given up on God’s timing and decided they would help God with His plan for a son. Hagar was the surrogate mother. This caused Sarai to become jealous and treat Hagar badly even though the scheme was her idea. How we …

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