Living Water

“As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs for you, God.” (Psalm 42:1) When we begin to seek God as naturally and purposefully as the deer seeks water, our lives are transformed. Just like a deer thirsting for drink, there is only one thing that can satisfy the longing deep inside our …

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El Shaddai

“I am el Shaddai.” (Genesis 17:1) “El Shaddai” is one of the earliest known descriptions of God. According to the book of Genesis, it’s what God spoke to Abraham in the wilderness: “I am el Shaddai; walk with me in righteousness.” Scholars have long wrestled with its meaning, but the most prevalent interpretations of “el …

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Gather Together

“Where two or three gather together in my name, there I am with them.” (Matthew 18:20) There is tremendous power in prayer and community — power to heal, to overcome, to do good works, to change the world for good. Sometimes we can mistake the meaning. Often people hope this means that if we will …

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Self Love

“May God cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone else.” (1 Thessalonians 3:12) This really is the whole point of the Bible, and it is the single most important thing Jesus taught — Love. Cover to cover, the Bible is a collection of stories, historical accounts and teachings …

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Perfect Love

“The entire law is fulfilled in a single decree: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Galatians 5:14) It really is that simple. If every person on planet Earth did this, there would be no need for laws. A simple command, but it is certainly not always easy. It’s hard to love someone who is not themselves …

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