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Resolutions to Please God: Changing Our Lifestyle

Resolutions Pleasing to God What does it mean, then, to worship God? It means learning to be with him, it means that we stop trying to dialogue with him, and it means sensing that his presence is the most true, the most … Continue reading

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Silent Shouts of Joy: Daily Thoughts of Praise & Thanks (2/3)

Joy in Our Daily Thoughts Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. [Job 37:14]. He will fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouts of joy. [Job 8:21]. What are the rewards of the devoted servants of … Continue reading

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The Life of Prayer: How to Pray without Ceasing (1/2)

Prayer, Awareness and Remembrance Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. [1 Thessalonians 5:15-19 (NIRV)]. We often think of prayer as ritual postures, memorized phrases and supplication in times of need. However, praying is also a condition, an attitude, a … Continue reading

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Media Fasting: Keeping Waves from Flooding Our Mind

Media Fasting For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. [Romans 8:7-8 (ESV)]. The primary … Continue reading

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Fasting for Spiritual Awareness and God-consciousness

Understanding God-consciousness  . . . fasting is useful as atoning for and preventing sin, and as raising the mind to spiritual things. And everyone is bound by the natural dictate of reason to practice fasting as far as it is necessary … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Praise God and Give Thanks

  Praise God! Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! [Psalm 150:1-2 (ESV)]. We cannot read celestial blueprints or understand Divine strategies. Meters, kilos … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Rx for Complaining, Discontent & Stress

Think Thanks: Gratitude We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds [Psalm 75:1]. To paraphrase Meister Eckhart, the most important prayer in the world is just two words: “‘Thank … Continue reading

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Essential Elements of Intercessory Prayer (2/7)

Elements of Intercessory Prayer The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the  desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them. The Lord  … Continue reading

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A Hunger for Life — An Appetite for Death

Appetite for Life If you are able to fast, you will do well to observe some days beyond what are ordered by the Church, for besides the ordinary effect of fasting in raising the mind, subduing the flesh, confirming goodness, and obtaining … Continue reading

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Piety: Infusing Spiritual Energy into the Depleted Soul

Piety and Spiritual Energy For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. [Hebrews 4:12]. Faith generates … Continue reading

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Piety pi: From the Silent Pulpit to the Pious Pew (2/2)

From the Silent Pulpit to the Pious Pew  This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but … Continue reading

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Divine Friendship: In a Relationship of Dependence & Trust

True and Eternal Friendship And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. [James 2:23 (NIV)]. The majesty and glory of God are awe-inspiring. His … Continue reading

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High-tech Holiness: Dining with God & Technology (2/2)

Diet, Technology & Pavlov All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. [Ecclesiastes 6:7] Technology has transformed no part of our life more than eating. From early morning to late night, food is now … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving of Tranquility: Prayer, Praise and Gratitude

Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Praise      … [As] Jesus … was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”      … Continue reading

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Bipolar Piety: Thankfulness and Remorse (2/2)

Thankfulness & Remorse True thankfulness in one’s heart is manifested through the conviction and acknowledgment that all bounties are from God, and then ordering one’s life accordingly. One can thank God verbally and through one’s daily life only if personally … Continue reading

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Bipolar Piety – Thanking God & Repenting (1/2)

Bipolar Piety For [thus it is with most men:] when the waves engulf them like shadows [of death], they call unto God, sincere [at that moment] in their faith in Him alone: but as soon as He has brought them … Continue reading

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Trust, Faith and Self-reliance: Can We Trust Ourselves?

  Can We Trust Ourselves? Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. [Proverbs 3:5]. Can we always have trust that we are being truthful to ourselves? For most of us, our desires, … Continue reading

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Mystical Experience: The Divine Presence

  Divine Presence So a man must be penetrated with the divine presence, and be shaped through and through with the shape of the God he loves, and be present in him, so that God’s presence may shine out to … Continue reading

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