Give Me That Mountain

God Can and Will Keep His Promises

Fear Exposed. Day fourteen...

Not all the promises God has given me have happened yet. And I have moments of anxiousness—not so much that I don't believe what God said, but that I just don't see how those promises “can” happen.

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Getting Rid of Unbelief

Faith and Unbelief. Day sixty-six...

When I decided to go on my first fast, it was during the hottest days of summer. I hadn't read any books or heard any sermons on the subject. The only kind of fast I knew anything about was what Jesus did in the Bible. So I just woke up one morning and decided go without food or water.

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Fasting Is Not about Persuading God

Faith and Unbelief. Day sixty-seven...

As I learned the hard way, fasting is not about going without water in the middle of the summer. Fasting is not about a lot of things we assign to it.

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Fasting Challenges Unbelief

Faith and Unbelief. Day sixty-eight...

I remember clearly those days when I tried to perform for God like a little dog might try to perform for its master.

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Traditions Can Become Meaningless

Faith and Unbelief. Day sixty-nine...

Has anyone ever said to you before a meal, “Will you ask the blessing?” Here in the Midwest, I can't image any Christian who doesn't occasionally “ask the blessing” over food.

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All for the Sake of Appearances

Faith and Unbelief. Day seventy...

In Shakespeare's play, “Hamlet,” Queen Gertrude makes the comment, “The lady protests too much, methinks.” This famous line has become a modern‐day response to those who make such a big deal out of something that their big deal comes off as suspicious, at best.

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Writing on the Heart

Faith and Unbelief. Day seventy-one

Are you interested in doing a fast, either for the first time or with a different perspective?

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Eliminating Distractions

Faith and Unbelief. Day seven-two...

When I'm trying to carry on a conversation with someone while a TV is running in the background, I tend to give the person about half of my attention—if that much. There's just something about the audio‐visual stimulus that sucks away my attention.

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