Trustworthy Wisdom@Work

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Do You Really Love Him?

"She has done a good work for Me." (Mark 14:6) If what we call love doesn’t take us beyond ourselves, it is not really love. If we have the idea that love is characterized as cautious,...
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Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming

"Arise, let us go from here." (John 14:31) Daydreaming about something in order to do it properly is right, but daydreaming about it when we should be doing it is wrong. . . When our purpose...
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Taking the Initiative Against Drudgery

"Arise, shine . . ." (Isaiah 60:1) When it comes to taking the initiative against drudgery, we have to take the first step as though there were no God. There is no point in waiting for...
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Taking the Initiative Against Despair

"Rise, let us be going." (Matthew 26:46) The sense of having done something irreversible tends to make us despair. We say, “Well, it’s all over and ruined now; what’s the point in trying anymore.” If we...
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Taking the Initiative Against Depression

"Arise and eat." (1 Kings 19:5) When the Spirit of God comes to us, He does not give us glorious visions, but He tells us to do the most ordinary things imaginable. Depression tends to turn...
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The Inspiration of Spiritual Initiative

"Arise from the dead . . ." (Ephesians 5:14) We all have many dreams and aspirations when we are young, but sooner or later we realize we have no power to accomplish them. We cannot do...
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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

"None of us lives to himself . . ." (Romans 14:7) Has it ever dawned on you that you are responsible spiritually to God for other people? For instance, if I allow any turning away from...
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The Discipline of Hearing

 "Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops." (Matthew 10:27) Sometimes God puts us through the experience and discipline of darkness to...
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The Devotion of Hearing

"Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for Your servant hears’" (1 Samuel 3:10) The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God and know that God always hears me...
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Are You Listening to God?

"They said to Moses, ’You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.’" (Exodus 20:19) We don’t consciously and deliberately disobey God — we simply don’t listen...
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