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    The Secret Place

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 There are times when life is absolute chaos. Our natural human response to trouble is “fight or flight.” Face the issue or run from it. What we choose depends on the situation, but there is another option in between “fight or flight” that we sometimes neglect. It is a powerful place that as Christians we can resort to in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Sometimes we just need to be still before the Lord (Psalm 46:10). When our fight or flight response is in overdrive it causes stress…

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    Hook, Line, and Sinker

    Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15 The expression “Hook, Line, and Sinker” was birthed in 1865. Literally it means the fish took not only the bait, but swallowed the hook, line, and sinker whole. If someone played a trick on you and you fell for it immediately, they might say you fell for it hook, line and sinker! Fish are sometimes smart and will test things out before biting. Others just impulsively go for whatever is dangled in front of them. They face a moment of decision; one that is a matter of life or death.…

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    The rock and the hard place – the “but” in the valley.

    And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them. 1 Samuel 17:2-3 The saying, “I’m between a rock and a hard place,” is a place of two possibilities, neither of which seems acceptable. The place we are at seems like it is hard enough but getting to the place we want to be can seem harder. We know God is on both sides as He is everywhere, but when we…

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    Working, Watering, Warning

    According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 1 Corinthians 3:10 The Church (the body of Christ) is God’s design. Paul was used by God as an architect to establish the foundation of the church; a foundation that cannot be changed by man (1 Corinthians 3:11). Paul worked to plant the seed for the church, Apollos oversaw watering the seed, but God was the one who gave the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:6) God created the body and gave us instructions on how…