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Monday, April 14, 2014
How's Your Passion for God These Days?
Adapted from "Father, Son and the Other One" by Jeff Kennedy, copyright 2014, published by Passio, Charisma Media, Charisma House Book Group. This book is for you if you have struggled to tap into God's presence as a transforming, empowering reality. When they were really little, I used to love throwing my kids around on the bed or the couch. Listening to them belly laugh as they hurled through the air and landed safely on a soft mattress or a cushy couch was one of my favorite things to do.

My kids' favorite game is called "Quicksand Monster." The game is very simple, and it is an automatic scream and giggle fest in my house. I lie on the floor as the quicksand monster. The kids try to run across the living room without getting caught in the "quicksand." I catch one of them and pull him or her closer to me while squeezing tight. Then the other three jump in to save the poor wretch who has fallen into the clutches of old quicksand monster. The kids struggle and work to free their sister or brother, but the one who saves is the one who gets caught and pulled into the bog. My kids can literally play this game all day long. They never get tired of it.

You see, my kids don't love me because I walk in the door at night and put my bag down and decree throughout the home, "Children! Thy father is home. Thou shalt commence loving me." No such decrees are necessary. My kids love me because I wrestle on the floor and throw them end over end across the couch. Loving a father is natural and loving our heavenly Father is also natural.

The way of love begins with what C.S. Lewis called an "appetite for God. " We develop a passionate appetite for God as we loiter in His presence. read more
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2 Keys to Surviving God's Refining Fire

Everything seems to be falling apart around you. Are you in spiritual warfare, or is God trying to say something?

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS
Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips;
Thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of the land that the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket.-.-.-.
God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right, is welcome to Him.
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