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Losing Control (ninth in a series)

With sin as our lord fear and anxiety will always be nipping at our heels. We will find ourselves haunted from time to time by the thought we haven’t done enough or that something will go wrong and we won’t be able to fix it. We will be hemmed in by an inability to forgive or receive forgiveness. We will lack the ability to be compassionate in a healthy way and we will probably find ourselves burdened by our own sins or the sins of others. To be sure, our self-image will be skewed and our relationship with God disrupted. Such is the life of someone who is not yoked to Jesus. This is the cost of not losing control. Continue reading

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Losing Control (third in a series)

Thirty-one years ago I claimed Jesus as my Savior. But, over time, I lost sight of the fact that he is also my Lord. I stopped seeking his will and direction day by day, moment by moment. I started to assume any choice I made was in keeping with his will for me. I suppose I justified this assumption because I still claimed him as my Savior. Yet, I had conveniently lost sight of the need to continually submit to him as my Lord. I had, in effect, turned Jesus into my co-pilot. Continue reading

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