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The Beatitudes

Praying God’s Word for a pure heart

Whenever I get to study God’s Word in depth, it almost always leads to conviction, and I mean that in the best possible way. The Bible is God’s standard for Holy living, and when we choose to expose ourselves to its teaching and submit ourselves to its authority, we see…

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I want healthy relationships with others.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 When was the last time there was zero strife, tension, or division in your relationships? Was there ever such a time? When were you last offended by someone, and it left you wounded, maybe even bitter? When…

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Your greatest affection

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” If I could be known for having a pure heart before God and men, I would say that would be enough. There are many things in this life which compete for my efforts and affections, but this one thing…

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To be pure in heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 NIV The very first time I studied the Beatitudes in depth was back in the Fall of 2008 in Cairo, Egypt. My team and I spent the days walking the streets of that ancient city, praying as…

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What are you hungry for?

Last week was a big week in our house. After waiting several long weeks in silence and what felt like secrecy, my husband and I announced to the social media world that come January, 2016, our little family of two will become a family of three. Since last Saturday, the…

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Meekness is not weakness

For the past few weeks and for the next several weeks, I’m studying the beatitudes found in Matthew 5:3-12. These are some of the most familiar words of Jesus. These are the “Blessed Are” statements, and one of the most interesting things about these eight promises of blessing is that…

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Comforted to be a comfort

Currently, I find myself in an in-depth study of the Beatitudes found in the beginning of Matthew 5. I’ve spent time in this passage before, in fact much time, but this is what I love about God’s Word—it’s always alive; it’s always active; it’s always penetrating. So, the beauty of…

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