Category Archives: Building a Relationship With God

The Bottom Line Difference Between Biblical and Secular Meditation

We are encouraged to engage in Biblical Meditation, but warned about the secular/Eastern. Why? What’s the bottom-line difference? That’s what I will explore in this article. Continue reading

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Meditation – Blessing or Curse?

Recently I’ve heard debate in Christian circles about the word “meditation.” Some feel it’s valuable and produces blessing, while others maintain that meditation is a tool of Satan to lead us astray. Which is accurate? Should we engage in meditation or trash the whole idea? Continue reading

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Spiritual Retreat — A Sample

How long has it been since you have gotten together with friends and spent some time talking about God and how to get close to Him? This week I went on a 2-day spiritual retreat with . . . Continue reading

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Abide Consistently

Ever notice that once something is let go of, it’s harder to get back to it? That happens with God, too. Continue reading

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Above the Waves: Trust

Trials seem to come like waves, one right after the other. But like the seagulls, God means for us to soar above the raging torrent below, so that our feet do not even get wet — to trust Him. Continue reading

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First Principle of Bible Study

In this life a Christian strives to be spiritually mature – Christlike. So how does this work? How do we come closer to Him? The first way is through Bible study. So let’s spend some time on this important spiritual practice. Continue reading

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Trusting God For Abundance

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”   2 Cor 9:8 Most people are not men or women of means.  … Continue reading

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Faith: God’s Promise

How does your faith hold when God promises that a loved one will not die, but live (Ps 118:17), . . . but then they die? Continue reading

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Faith: God’s Priorities Different From Ours

The balance between faith and works is a delicate one. I talked last time about needing to let God be God, and recognize that only He can make things happen in our lives. But where does faith come in? Continue reading

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A First Principle of Faith

There’s a strange combination of faith and works being believed today, and I hear it from many quarters. Warning: this blog may cut across what you would like to believe! Continue reading

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