When Sharpening Stings

A powerful verse in the Bible declares, as iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17). Although true, I admittedly once held a one-sided perspective to this proverb that assumed this "sharpening" process was primarily a pleasant and harmonious one. I now realize however that occasionally this refining can feel more arduous than …

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Worship At Work

When the birth of our Savior was announced to the shepherds, were they in the temple praying, relaxing on vacation, or out in the fields working? It's interesting to consider they were busy watching over their flocks on just another seemingly ordinary night (Luke 2:8). None the less, it was during these extended working hours …

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Reactions Of The Reliable

There are times when opportunities might come disguised as challenges - which can make seizing them appear difficult. However, when we choose to rely on the faithfulness of God, rather than our feelings, we get to experience the faith-building blessings of God's provision and protection. So, we need not get too discouraged when our first …

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Backsliding Believers?

The dictionary defines backsliding as "relapsing into bad habits, or undesirable activities" - and unfortunately, every believer is prone to this misfortune. However, we do not have to be victims. After all, is anything greater than Christ? In addition, being sensitive to some of the primary triggers of backsliding can help us guard against temptations …

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