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God is Scary Beautiful

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God is Scary Beautiful

When God’s Beauty Seems Ugly The problem with God’s beauty is that it often seems so ugly. Not the nice Bible verses, of course. The beauty of holiness—that has an attractive ring to it. We’d like God’s beauty to establish the works of our hands. “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord” (Psalm 27:4). Yes, yes, let’s cross-stitch this (plus lambs and flowers) and frame it. Wait. There’s more. Mountains and men. . .
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The Lord’s Prayer — Praying to Our Father

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The Lord's Prayer — Praying to Our Father

Praying the Lord’s Prayer In many churches, the one I am a member of included, the congregation will pray together in unison at various times during the divine service. This means, of course, that the prayers must be either memorized or written out otherwise there would be chaos instead of order, individualism instead of unity. Christian churches that do not engage in such liturgical practices will often sight one primary reason why they refrain — they are concerned such prayers will become rote. While I firmly disagree that “form” prayers will inevitably become mechanical repetition, I have to admit it. . .
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I Am Who I Am

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I Am Who I Am

Reflecting His Image I remember an occasion when I was trying to find my way around in a dark room where only faint shadows could be discerned. As I turned a corner, I realized I was not alone. I could barely make out an outline that looked like another person. With a heart-pounding adrenaline surge, I reached for the switch and turned on the lights. When the illumination revealed the secrets of the darkness, I found that the person I saw was me. I had seen a reflection of myself in the mirror on the wall. Image-reflecting is what mirrors. . .
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The Fearing Father

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The Fearing Father

I have been a father now for twenty nine years. God has blessed my wife and me with ten children. And I am thankful that by God’s grace each one of my children has professed faith in Jesus Christ. And those who are now married are now raising their children to love the Lord, to be recipients of His grace, to cry out for His mercy. And I am humbled when I remember how God has used me as an instrument in bringing the reality of faith in their lives. Fatherhood is Not for Wimps You see, fatherhood is not. . .
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