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Success #2—Celebrating Success

I shall continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, so that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:25–26 As those who follow Jesus in the obedience of faith, what’s the best way to celebrate any measure of success that we experience? Abundant boasting! More and more: more talk … Continue reading

Success #1—Gracious Success

The idea of “success” is often on our minds at the beginning of the year. So let’s spend a few weeks considering some of what God has to say about success, particularly about the fact that we won’t be successful if we don’t act. Paralysis is not always a physical condition. Sometimes we are paralyzed … Continue reading

Guidance #5—Sovereign Guidance

A person’s plans are heartfelt, but the Eternal directs his steps. … Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but the counsel of the Eternal is what will stand. Proverbs 16:9; 19:21 God encourages us to plan and prepare as a way to prosper. But how many times have we rejoiced that events did … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #7 – Bifocal Vision

A warrior is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a false hope for victory. … Behold, the eye of the Eternal is on those who fear him, on those who hope for his extravagant kindness. Psalm 33:16-18 Strong and valiant warriors went down to glorious defeat at Thermopolae. Courageous and well-trained horses were … Continue reading

Trials #7 – Stumbling Success

Simon, Simon, pay attention! Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not cease. When you have turned back, stabilize your brothers. Luke 22:31-32 “Two steps forward, one step back,” is fine, as far as it goes. But we must also remember … Continue reading

Trials #1 — Endurance From Success

Throughout Scripture human beings undergo tests/trials to see if they will remain faithful to God, if they will continue to entrust him to be the source of goodness in their lives. From Adam to Abraham to Israel to Jesus to the Apostle Paul, we see examples of God’s testing people to see if they will … Continue reading

Perseverance #4 — Way Out Endurance

If you think you stand, take heed lest you fall. No test is new or unique; and God is faithful, in that he will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability, but with the test will even provide the way out, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 As … Continue reading