Whole Hearts

Following God with all our hearts.

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11 Teach me your way, Lordthat I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.  12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.  Psalm 86: 11-12 NIV

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What’s Good?

Are we doing good based on God’s standards or our own?

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But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him].  John 3:21 AMPC

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Strength in the Waiting

Waiting on God in hopeful expectation brings strength to face life’s challenges.

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But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.  Isaiah 40:31 AMPC
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Only Believe

Much of the work and striving we do is unnecessary and fruitless. The only work God requires of you is to believe in Jesus.

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Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].  John 6:29 AMPC

All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].  John 6:37 AMPC

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Solomon’s Life Hacks

The wisest people are the ones who recognize how much they don’t know. It is truly wise to look up, not inward, when we need wisdom.

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Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will directand make straight and plain your paths.  Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.  It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.  Proverbs 3: 5-8 AMPC

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Deep Sleep

When we ignore God’s voice and the ways He speaks to us, it’s as though we fall asleep spiritually. We deaden our senses and close our eyes to God’s work around us.

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Jonah 1 NET

Some of us have been walking with God for a while and have become familiar with His voice.  We know when He is speaking to us.  Jonah knew God wanted him to go to Nineveh.  God said it very plainly.  So Jonah, a prophet of God, who knew God and was aware of God’s Omnipresence, decided to ‘run away from God’.  It seems foolish to run from God who knows everything and is everywhere.  But we’ve all run from God at one time or another in our lives.  We’ve all heard God’s voice or felt that ‘nudge’ and decided to go our own way.  Decided that we know what’s best.

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