Category Archives: Fully Alive

September 6: Study

Read 2 Timothy 2:14-19 Yesterday, I was meeting with someone faced with a real life question.  This person was inviting insights from the word of God on how to proceed.  Unfortunately, we discovered that we had come to a standstill.  We … Continue reading

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September 5: Protection through Prayer

Read Ephesians 6:10-20 We are engaged in an invisible battle.  Many of the difficulties, challenges, and opposition we experience in life have a root cause beyond that which we can see.  There are rulers, powers, and world forces that are … Continue reading

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September 4: The Discipline of the Fast

Read John 6:25-59 In the middle of a rough patch several years ago, God taught me about real bread and real life. My daughter had been sick. A lot. My husband’s job was iffy at best. And my spirit was … Continue reading

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September 3: Robbery = Withholding

Read Malachi 3:6-12 Robbery.  The mental pictures I associate with that word include banks, masks, guns, and getaway cars.  Even my less extreme mental scenarios include a person who takes something belonging to and in the possession of someone else … Continue reading

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September 2: The Discipline of Solitude

Read Mark 6:21-56 It was bad. His cousin and dear friend, the man who had baptized Jesus Himself, was dead. This right after the visit to his hometown that landed him criticism from his own family. (See Mt 14:53-58) It … Continue reading

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September 1: General Principles on Private Disciplines

Read Matthew 6:1-18 “Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” If you just read from Matthew 6, that sentence should sound familiar to you.  Yes, it was found in the passage…not once, nor twice, … Continue reading

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August 31: Fully Alive Through Spiritual Discipline

Read Galatians 5:16-26 Practicing private spiritual disciplines help us become fully alive. The thing about discipline is it’s not about to-do lists or rules. In fact, Galatians 5 says if we let the Spirit lead us, we can follow Him … Continue reading

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August 30: Pivoting Towards Faith and Rest

Read Psalm 95:1-11 As we wrap up this week’s focus on pivotal circumstances that catalyze increased faith, you need to remind ourselves that all of your circumstances have pivotal, even polarizing potential.  You have probably noticed that with others. Two … Continue reading

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August 29: How Tough Circumstances Can Make Us More Fully Alive

Read James 1:1-4 To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion. (James 1:1) Their circumstances had them living in exile. Dispersed throughout the Roman Empire because of Herod Agrippa’s fierce persecution, Christ-following Jews knew the meaning of “various trials.” In fact, the … Continue reading

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August 28: A Choice for Today

Read Joshua 24:1-33 Joshua had long been a part of the Israelite story.  He had been part of both the Exodus from Egypt as well as the conquest of the land God had promised His people. In these, his final … Continue reading

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