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Living Your Best Life: Decade by Decade with God's Guidance

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  As our life seasons change, what God plans for us and expects us to get involved may change. We must keep listening to his direction and stay alert for his guidance for change, so we are not stuck in the past, hung up on what he asked us to do in a past season that's no longer relevant.   As God's dear children, we must be attentive to hear what he asks us to do now, in this season. That's why being open-minded, flexible, and staying in tune with his spirit is critical to getting direction for the today of our lives and not the yesterday.    I like to think of my life and plan for it in decades, blocks of ten years. It's easier to project for a short enough time to prepare and a long enough time to execute. When I pray, I ask God for wisdom, guidance, and direction for what to do and how to live the best life is calling me to live each decade.    What should I do in my 20s, 30s and 40s? As I look back on each decade, I see how my plans and priorities have

The Significance of God's Name: The One That Breaks Open The Way

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As a Christian, one way to understand the essence of God is through His name. When I came across Micah 2:13, I was intrigued by the depiction of God as the One who breaks open the way. This verse has become one of my favourites, and I'd love to share my thoughts.    According to Micah, God is the One who shatters barriers and paves the way for His people. When I read this, two words stuck with me. The first word is "break," and the Hebrew word for "break" is "Shabar." Micah's portrayal of God as the 'Shabar' refers to Him as the One who breaks through any obstacle in our way. He not only breaks through, he Shabars – breaks, crushes, shatters – every impossible situation that stands in the way of us fulfilling his plans for our lives.    The second word that stands out for me is more of a phrase, "opens the way." God is referred to as our way maker, which means He will always create a path for us despite when one doesn't exist.

The Season's Miracle

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Once, there was gloom, But now comes honour. The people walking in darkness, have seen a great light. They have increased, and their Joy, too. Because the yoke that burdens them, is shattered. For unto us, a child is born. He is both human and divine. The Royal bearer of Peace for all. It is the Miracle of Christmas. - Based on Isaiah 9:1-7

Warmth, Joy, and a Dash of Humor: Celebrating Christmas in God's Love

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'Tis the season to be jolly, and let's face it, who doesn't love a bit of holiday cheer? It's that magical time when people are in high spirits, going above and beyond to spread some love and joy. Think of it as the grand finale after a year of hard work—a chance to hit the refresh button before diving into the new year. But wait, there's more! It's also the perfect time to cozy up and reflect on a timeless story of promise and fulfillment.   Picture this: the Christmas story, a worldwide sensation that's been rocking the holiday charts for centuries. It's the tale of God's epic love, featuring a baby in a manger and a promise fulfilled. Yes, God went all out, giving up His son to bring salvation into the world. Talk about a divine mic drop!   As we kick back and reflect on the nativity story, let's not forget the main takeaway: enduring love and peace are on God's wishlist for us, regardless of how our year played

Wisdom from the Farmer's Fields: A Lesson in Timing and Decision-Making

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The world is full of wisdom if we look for it, even in the most unexpected places. As a Christian writer, I often find inspiration in both the Scriptures and everyday life experiences. In this blog post, I'd like to re-examine lessons from a post I had written a while back, which explores five essential concepts that could improve the outcome of our life journey through the lens of a farmer's wisdom and the guidance of the Bible.     1. Timing: A Lesson from the Farmer "When a field is ready, they scatter the seeds of dill and cumin; They plant the seeds of wheat and barley in the proper places." Isaiah 28:25   The farmer's story teaches us that timing is essential. Just like the farmer waits for the field to be ready before scattering seeds, we too must be attentive to the right time for our actions. "Timing is everything," as the saying goes. Whether you sense the right moment through intuition or experience, recognizing when the time is right

Finding Joy and Purpose in Everyday Choices

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In the hustle and bustle of daily life, our routines can quickly rob us of the excitement and anticipation that each new day should bring. Yet, within these mundane tasks lies an opportunity for a profound shift in perspective—a chance to rediscover the thrill of living. One powerful way to do this is by cultivating a grateful heart. Gratitude has endless benefits and can open countless doors. Whether it's the smile of a child saying "thank you" or the profound gratitude we express to God, gratitude can multiply blessings in our lives. There are countless opportunities to express gratitude in our everyday lives, from the moment we awaken to the time we drift off to sleep.   For instance, as we coax our children out of bed for school, their protests can be a reminder of the joy of having them in our lives, their voices a symphony of blessings. Breakfast becomes not just sustenance but a moment to be thankful for the food on our table. Our daily commute, perhaps o

God's Glory Returns to the Temple

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  A study of Ezekiel 43- 45   The book of Ezekiel, from chapters 43 to 45, vividly describes how restoration happens when God's glory enters the Temple. Reading through these verses reminds me of the transformation that occurs at salvation, how the feeling of chaos gets replaced by the overwhelming sense of God's presence that brings peace and calm that settles you. You feel covered by a sense of safety and comfort reflective of his glory as you enter and stay in his presence. The more you prioritize the time spent with God, the more his character rubs off on you, and you get clarity on his plan and promises for your life.   But what happens when we move away from God? We lose connection to his presence and glory and fall out of his purpose, plan and promises. Ezekiel's description of the return of God's glory to the Temple is an excellent reminder to re-evaluate our stance with God and return to him. As we do this, he promises to restore his