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Julie Long

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All of life is change – a journey to know Jesus and become like Him.  Even in the midst of a pandemic – especially in the midst of a pandemic, God wants to expand our capacity to function in His Kingdom.  The Bible says, “It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13 NKJV) He initiates the changes we experience to shape us into the vision He has for our life. We were made for more than one season.  This season will pass and God will make all things new…

We all have them.  Some more than others.  James tells us to count them all joy (1:2), but it’s easier said than done. The book of Job offers wisdom for trusting God in times of distress.  When Job emerged from his test of faith, he told God, “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes” (Job 42:5 NLT).  Job’s trouble transformed his knowledge of God from “crumbs of rumors” (42:5 MSG) to feasts of faith.  Here are three reminders to help us grow spiritually during trial seasons: 1. God’s plan is…

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” (Psalm 127:1 KJV) God used visions and dreams in the Bible to reveal His plan, to further His plan, to put His people in places of influence, and to provide information that was unavailable elsewhere. In fact, the Book of Acts tells us that the Holy Spirit induces dreams.  Acts 2:17-18 describes entire households who prophesy, see visions and dream. Our families were designed to dream! Taking time to evaluate, plan and develop a vision for our family will help us prioritize so we can design our…