The Alabaster Jar: Keep Your Own Leftovers

What is there about human nature, that causes us to keep the best for ourselves? Even children instinctively grab the largest cookie. For though we all have altruistic moments, altruism is not natural for us. And that’s why the Alabaster jar accounts of in the Gospels set our spirits soaring. Deep inside, we know it’s what we need.

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Show Us How, Lord

“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples asked. Not that they didn’t pray, all practising Jews did. But after being with Christ and hearing him pray they realized they didn’t really know how to pray as God desired. So they asked him to show them how.

“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples asked. Not that they didn’t pray, all practising Jews did. But after being with Christ and hearing him pray they realized they didn’t really know how to pray as God desired. Yet they wanted to.

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We Always Leave a Testimony

Every day, regardless of where we are or what we’re doing, we are creating a testimony. EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE IS AROUND.

Now I realize that may sound strange, yet it’s true. Even when far from others, heaven is watching how we live, what we do, and what we say. And we’re building our heavenly portfolio, you might say.

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Clash of Two Kingdoms

Just a lowly street man, that’s all he was. Ill, bedraggled, poor, and suffering for 38 long years. And there he lay, near the healing waters, always hoping for a miracle or cure. Waiting for someone, anyone, to notice him. To see his need, and help him into the water. 

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Giving Thanks Even for Fleas {Corrie ten Boom}

Can we ever be too thankful? I think not, and I believe Scripture backs me up. Yet life is often hard, and it becomes so easy to fall into the habit of fretting, complaining, or even despair.

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