Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Worship and Give Thanks

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Worship and Give Thanks The daily messages of alarm from the world’s governments about the immenseness of the COVID-19 pandemic are growing. I read a common theme between the lines: helplessness, mixed with fear. No one is saying: we’ve got this thing beat. And so we see the fragility of…

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Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Keep the Sabbath

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Keep the Sabbath Exodus 20: 8-10 says: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.” Part and parcel of slowing down to connect with God is keeping the Sabbath. The Hebrew word Sabbath…

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COVID-19: PANDEMIC, PESTILENCE OR PROVING GROUND?

COVID-19: PANDEMIC, PESTILENCE OR PROVING GROUND? by Remco Brommet As of this writing, the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is still a daily developing story. The World Health Organization has declared it a pandemic, which means it has grown far beyond an epidemic and spans the globe. Whole countries are on lock-down, the US is implementing…

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Consider Your Ways

Consider Your Ways Haggai 1:1-7 This passage reflects the call to rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem, which lay in ruins during the years of exile in Babylon. The call was given to Zerubbabel, a provincial governor under Cyrus. He is also mentioned in the book of Ezra. The main relevance for us lies in the…

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Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Simplify

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Simplify Hurry goes hand in hand with busyness. The busier we are, the more hurried, and harried, we become. And down the dominoes fall – we have overcrowded schedules, we hurry, we get tired but our minds stay busy, we can’t sleep, we get more tired, and we burn…

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Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Slow Down

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Slow Down This microscopic menace labeled COVID-19, which very much resembles the types of plague frequently mentioned in Bible prophecies as one of the sudden and unexpected “shakings” God brings to get mankind’s attention, has caused just about the entire world to grind to a halt. Church included. And now…

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Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Bless

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Bless Ever hear the phrase “Blessed to Bless”?  I’ve seen it used primarily as an email signature and I always thought it was one of those corny sign-offs designed to make the writer sound spiritual. But I got to thinking about that phrase in the context of what we…

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Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Pray

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Pray Once we have reached the point of delighting in God’s friendship and self-disclosure we have come close to His heart. And there we find that nothing He gives us is merely for our own consumption and enjoyment. He gives, so we can give. So what are we to…

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Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Delight

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Delight Once we’ve come, become still and ceased our busy minds and bodies, we’ve listened and received the impartation of His truth, we reach the destination of our communion with Him: delight! Hmmm? Whaddaya mean? Happiness? A peaceful easy feeling? Warm fuzzies? No. Much, much deeper than that. In…

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Daily Pointers for Connecting with God – Listen

Daily Pointers for Connecting with God Listen Once we have come, and have become still, we are ready to listen. Remember Elijah, who sought God’s revelation, and found that His voice came in a gentle breeze, not in a storm, earthquake or fire? In other words, God rarely speaks to us in some sort of spectacular…

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