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    Radioactive God: The Problem

    For nearly 17 years I have worked in a local hospital. Obviously radiation safety is a big concern in that environment. In fact, every year we are required to go through a brief training on the subject. Recently I found myself thinking about how this parallels our relationship with God. You see there are 3 major concerns when it comes to radiation. Distance Time Intensity To ensure your safety when if comes to radiation you want to put as much distance as possible. Limit your exposure time as much as possible and at as little intensity as possible. This is how many people, even Christians, handle their relationship with God.…

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    All Alone in a Crowd

    Recently I had a conversation with a coworker about how the enemy wants to isolate us. We observed how people spend many  hours searching for artificial community online yet walk around with headphones when around real people. If they would just take a moment and pulled their headphones out and maybe talk to someone they might find that the connection they so desperately long for has been right in front of their face the entire time. My coworker went on to say that sometimes the most isolated people are those in ministry. I couldn’t help by think just how true that is. Why is that? Well, for starters there are  some things that…

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    Margin = Ministry: Spirit

    Financially speaking margin is having some money left over after meeting all your obligations. Previously I’ve look at how margin in your finances and time can positively effect your ministry.  Below are links to those two posts. Margin = Ministry: Money Money = Ministry: Time Today we look at the benefits of margin in your spiritual life. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus instructs us to “Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” Often time in ministry we live our lives as if Jesus’ instruction was, “Seek first your ministry and your blog and His kingdom will be given to you.” I know this sounds crazy, but…

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    If Anyone Will Not Welcome You

    “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house or town. I assure you: It will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.” (Matthew 10:14, 15 HCSB)   In Matthew chapter 10 Jesus sends out his disciples. He instructs them not to take anything with them. He goes on to say that when they enter a town or village to find who is worthy and stay with them. Then he says the words quoted above.   These are harsh words. You remember how the story of…

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    Do You See the Crowd?

    This is a devotional that I wrote specifically for a group of people that were gathering to go out into the community to reach people, but I. Ow plan to share it with my entire team. Feel free to share it with your team. Matthew 9:35-38 “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. The he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask The Lord…