August 29, 2007

Spiritual Growth Helps Us Focus on God, not Others

Has God ever closed a door in your life that you were unable or not yet ready to close? When that happens in my life, I consider it as God’s grace and mercy to me. I may be satisfied with my present position but God is not satisfied. He seeks my good and gently nudges me in the direction I should go by closing doors.

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August 28, 2007

Spiritual Growth and Transformation Are Accelerated by Forgiveness

Spiritual growth and spiritual transformation are great, but have you ever felt "stuck" spiritually? It’s like treading water, you’re not going backwards but you’re not going forwards either. You’re doing the things you are supposed to do but you still aren’t making spiritual progress.

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August 23, 2007

Does God Tolerate Our Emotional Affairs as We Grow Spiritually?

Emotional affairs turn us from our primary love. We become so attached emotionally to someone else or something else that we justify in our minds that we are right because our needs are being met. Surely God wants us to be happy, right?

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August 22, 2007

Divorce - The Leading Destroyer of Families

In the first seven houses on my street, my house included, five couples have divorced. They hurt and I hurt for them. The families you come to know and like are suddenly no longer part of the neighborhood or no longer as active in community events.

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