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I Am Life

Jesus is Life Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6 Jesus Christ is life. He is our whole life and apart from Him we have nothing. He is the beating of our hearts, the breath in our lungs, and the blood pulsing through our veins. His name is a constant chorus in our hearts, stirring within us during the most ordinary moments of life and rising up like fire in our souls in our most exhilarating moments with Him. How we long to shout His name for the whole world to hear! He alone is worthy of the awe and praise of every single soul on this earth, for He holds the key to truth, life, and every Read More

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The Race

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 Maybe by now you’ve heard I ran up a hill. That’s right…all the way up a hill! When I set my sights on Jesus, he makes me want to start running and never back down. He sets my mind on a course of victory for the glory of his name, and I want to give Him everything I’ve got. I may be in a heap when I cross the finish line, but I will know I have run with purpose; I will know that nothing Read More

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Freedom

This is where true freedom begins: realizing that this life is but a shadow of what is to come. Before I trusted in Christ, I saw the minutes, hours, and days of my life as the only time I had. That was it. Eternity did not register in my mind. And honestly, since this life was all I had, it was pretty depressing because I felt so inconsequential and ordinary. I felt somewhat random, like a dandelion seed blowing in the wind. Who knew where I would land? And if I did land, would I grow into something wonderful or not? I wondered what it would take to make my life great and full of purpose. I wondered what I could do to soar above Read More

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A Life like His

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.” Matthew 16:25 As Jesus spoke these words to his disciples, how deeply they must have resounded in his own heart. For as they poured forth from his lips, a portrait of his own life came alive, a picture of his own complete sacrifice. Although these words were aimed as his disciples, they were words that were written all over his life story. From the moment his feet touched this earth, Jesus’ purpose would not be to save his life, but to lose Read More

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Following Jesus

And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Matthew 8:19-20 What an interesting reply Jesus had to this man who declared that he would follow Him wherever He went. Jesus did not say, “Welcome to the team!” or “Great to have you aboard!” Instead, he told the scribe that foxes and birds had homes, but He did not. Interesting. Why did he say that? What was he trying to tell this man? That he shouldn’t follow Him? I think that more likely He simply wanted to confront this well-intentioned man Read More