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We often don’t see God do great things in our lives because we try to do things in our power, not his. He works best when he has complete control. Our Father is more concerned about our availability than our ability!

We may not see God do great things in our lives because we doubt our ability to accomplish anything significant. It’s about our openness, not our gifted ness. 

We may not see God do great things in our lives because the things we strive to accomplish are intended for our glory not his Kingdom. We are called to build his Kingdom not our name. 

He can use you best when you are open to his working power in your life.


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Note: It was local Kenyan wisdom to pay special attention to the last words of a wise and Godly man.  Well, Jim Feiker fits both descriptors.  Jim was in communication with his Lord until the very end and this article points to that growing edge.  Thanks Bev for your work of love in completing the final edit.  Read and be refreshed by this reality.  Ken

 “Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life”                                 (Psalm 23:6a, The Message)

 In the past, I have often written on our pursuit and passion for God and our longing for intimacy with Him.  Now I want to correct an imbalance I have found in my life

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1 On Purpose

THOUGHT:
The daily grind is an expression that relates to the everyday, ordinary routines of our lives. It’s daily, and it’s often monotonous!

I wish there was a way to have an instant upgrade as a Christian. It would be so great if, the day I gave my life to Jesus, all my attitudes, desires and behaviors were upgraded to be just like God – but they’re not. It’s a slow grind. Everyday in little ways becoming more like Christ than the day before.

The positive side of all this is that I have plenty to talk to God about. The more I spend time with God, the more obvious it is that I have so many things that need changing in my life. God wants to help me with every one of these little things that needs to change.

Don’t get too worried if there’s a lot of things…

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We’ve never done well with choices. Ever since Adam and Eve chose the fruit over obedience mankind has consistently chosen self-gratification. Ironically, satisfying our physical desires never lasts. The body constantly demands more to fill the emotional side of us. It’s a futile attempt because nothing we can see, taste or touch will satisfy forever. Someone once said that within the soul of every person is a God shaped hole. The only thing that will fill the void is Jesus. But here’s the kicker. You have a choice. Will you continue to try to fill the void with the temporal or will you choose the narrow road and follow Christ? It’s your choice and your decision will determine your level of satisfaction and contentment.


Some never experience the joy of forgiveness because they never admit their sin. Some never experience the joy of forgiveness because they refuse to forgive those who have wronged them. Some never experience the joy of forgiveness because they mistake confession and repentance. The joy of forgiveness comes when we learn to see ourselves solely as God sees us without comparing ourselves to others or blaming our plight on other people or circumstances. I am a hopeless sinner saved by the blood of Jesus and empowered through his resurrection by the Holy Spirit. This is my joy!

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