The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Trusting in God’s timing is a theme throughout the Scriptures. Abraham and Sarah had to wait twenty-five years for their son Isaac to be born. The people of the Old Testament waited for the coming of the Messiah. David waited fifteen years to become king of Israel. As our lives unfold, we spend a fair …

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Jacob needed faith without scheming. He had spent most of his life making manipulative plans. First, he bought the birthright from his brother Esau for a bowl of soup. (Genesis 25) Then his mother, Rebekah, helps him concoct a plan to impersonate Esau and get the firstborn’s blessing. (Genesis 27) At this point, angry Esau …

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Storms of life refine us like sanding a rough surface smoothes it. Storms allow God to transform us into different types of people. When I was a teenager, our family doctor was a young man who struggled to empathize with his patients. Then he experienced a personal health crisis that almost took his life. After …

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Trusting God when life is difficult is something we can’t do independently. Some people may have a close relationship with the Lord and cry out immediately with a trusting heart. On the other hand, that may not be true for others. When people hit bottom during difficult times, they finally turn to God. A friend …

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There are times when God seems unaware of our problems. Our enemy, satan, loves to whisper this in our ears to discourage us and make us think God does not care. Satan is the master of putting doubt in our minds to break down our relationship with God. I believe, if we are honest, there …

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Unexpected storms in life can be some of the most challenging experiences in our lifetime. Sudden, unannounced, and unpredictable storms can lead us to question whether God controls our lives. Death, sickness, unemployment, broken relationships, fears, and failures are some of the troubles our enemy satan can use to overwhelm us with doubt. He knows …

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Have you ever been afraid to step out in faith? If so, you are not alone. Following Jesus when it is scary is difficult. Our enemy satan preys on our insecurities to prevent us from moving forward in faith. The good news is if the Lord is asking you to do something He will also …

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