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God rewards (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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“Reward” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “reward”:  keep your eyes on the prize.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on W.A.I.T. training and … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Reward” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

Our sense of reward is whoever or whatever inspires us to get up in the morning and keeps us going through the day.  For those who follow Christ, knowing Him and His perfect love is our reward.  May the following … Continue reading

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“Reward” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  REWARD – “Keep your eyes on the Prize” Genesis 15:1, Ecclesiastes 9:11, 1 Corinthians 9:24, Philippians 3:12-16, 1 Timothy 4:7-8, 2 Timothy 4:7-8   What rewards are you enjoying? What results are you pursuing? I ask because the type … Continue reading

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The successful garden will be rewarded…and punished (Exodus 1)

Maybe you’ve heard a shorter version.  “The successful will be punished.”  It’s usually said by someone who’s done their work so well that they’re given even more to do.  No break.  No promotion.  Not necessarily even a “thanks”.  Just more. … Continue reading

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“Reward” poster

This full color, 8″x10″ JPG is one in a series of twenty-four. It is designed to be framed for your home, office, etc. to promote meditation on Scripture and discussion of the biblical principles outlined in “W.A.I.T. training”, which you … Continue reading

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“Reward” – keep your eyes on the prize!

What rewards are you enjoying? What results are you pursuing? I ask because the type of rewards (results) that we seek directly influences our approach to fitness – physically or spiritually. In physical pursuits we usually work to become (or … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “partners”

This weekly sub-series can assist your physical and relational exercise of 24 dynamics of spiritual fitness in Scripture that parallel physical and relational fitness:  balance, flexibility, initiative, partners, weight, etc.  You can print some or all of the Scriptures and … Continue reading

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Devotional topics on Resting, Wresting, and Wrestling in Christ: Paradoxes of Peace in the Wilderness of this World

Rest and peace sound wonderful, don’t they?  They are, of course. If I’m completely honest, though, when I think of those words I often think of longer weekends, less conflict, the occasional nap, and awesome times with awesome people.  The … Continue reading

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God promotes (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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God hears (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 206

“Contentment” Maybe you remember being a young child and one of your parents telling you to “Eat your food!  There are starving kids in the world who would love that! Be thankful for what you have!”  They usually said that when … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Opportunity” (Hebrews 10:35-39)

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.   For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.  For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not … Continue reading

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“Instinct” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “instinct”:  we may need to listen to that still, small voice, but it very much depends on whose voice it is.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Partners” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

In the creation week, the Lord pronounced many things as “good”.  Only one time did He say something was not good:  that Adam was alone.  And this was even more basic than an introduction to the goodness of marriage, for God’s Word … Continue reading

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“Initiative” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “initiative”, because real progress starts with simply getting started.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on W.A.I.T. … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 107: the Positions of Christ (2 of 3)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 103: the Protection of Christ (2 of 2)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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“Instinct” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

INSTINCT – “To cling or not to cling?” (Proverbs 20:5, Isaiah 30:20-22, Jeremiah 2:23-25, Luke 11:9-13, John 10:27, Galatians 5:16-26, Ephesians 5:28-30, 2 Peter 2:12-13, Jude 10)   Joe Weider was one of the founders of bodybuilding.  One of the tenants … Continue reading

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“Initiative” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

INITIATIVE – “Let’s get started!” (Genesis 42:1ff, Exodus 35:20-29, Proverbs 3:28 and 6:6-11, Matthew 21:28-31, Romans 10:9-15, 2 Corinthians 8:16-17, Hebrews 3:7-12, James 2:14-19)   I remember being so excited when my third son, Caleb, was about twelve year old … Continue reading

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Christian Confidence 105: Security for the Present

As you may remember, last time we addressed the question, “What is our hope for the future?”  We conclude this series with the logical follow-up: what is our security now to get us that better future?  Said another way, last time was … Continue reading

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“Hunger” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

HUNGER –  “I am starving for . . .” (Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Nehemiah 9:15, Proverbs 16:26, Psalm 34:10, Matthew 5:6 & Luke 6:21, Romans 16:18, Ephesians 2:1-10 (esp v. 3), Philippians 3:19)   God’s Word says lots of positive things about … Continue reading

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“Fuel” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

FUEL – “Input generally determines output” (Deuteronomy 8:1ff, Psalm 34:8 and 42:1, Isaiah 25:6ff and 55:1-2, John 4:13-14 and 6:35, Hebrews 5:12-14, 1 Peter 2:2-3     Don‟t you hate it when reality jumps up and slaps you in the face? Maybe you’ve been … Continue reading

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Jesus after Easter – a 50-day series, “And Jesus came and said…” (Matthew 28:18)

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 101: “What is love?”

This week we consider the place of ‘love’ as a follow-up to last week’s introduction to wholeness.  For I began this series with one concern in mind:  we tend to be fragmented, not whole.  So we are also divided in … Continue reading

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