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The Destitution of Service

". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15) The institutional church’s idea of a servant of God is not at...
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The Delight of Sacrifice

"I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls . . ." (2 Corinthians 12:15) Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by...
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The Determination to Serve

"The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve . . ." (Matthew 20:28) If our devotion is to the cause of humanity, we will be...
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The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance

"Be still, and know that I am God . . ." (Psalm 46:10) Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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