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When God Shows Up

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I recently met a couple of guys for breakfast at one of my favorite morning food places. We met and a casual easy conversation arose about the current hobbies we share between the three of us. We talked about the food we were to order and sipped our coffee. The food came and was as greasy and...

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Tags: gospel, grace, prayer, worship

A Prayer for the Future

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Jesus,   We will taste death, for sure—many new deaths that we can only imagine now—but let us be quick to submit to them, as you were, remembering that sin will die and the Spirit will live in us, establishing us in grace, so that we cannot be moved from your presence and...

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Tags: death, prayer, future, grace, spirit, jesus, sin, glory, eternal life

A Prayer for Relationships

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From time to time I grow cynical about my relationships. They begin to look like death traps, and I find myself grasping for the tools of redemption only to find that there are none available to me. Dating intensifies those fears in my heart. What if I marry this person and we find ourselves...

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Holy Week: Repentance (Part 3)

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3. Wait for Joy The third third aspect of repentance we see in Psalm 51 is that David waited for joy. He asked this of God: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
     wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.Let me hear joy and gladness;
     let the...

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Tags: sin, repentance, joy, forgiveness

Holy Week: Repentance (Part 2)

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2. Get to the Root The second aspect of repentance we see in Psalm 51 is David getting to the root of sin. He gets bluntly and absolutely honest with God: For I know my transgressions,      and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned      and...

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Holy Week: Repentance (Part 1)

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Psalm 51 is the classic text of repentance. The context is that David—God's chosen and anointed King, a man after God's own heart—is in a mess of his own sin. This is not enemies attacking him, this is not his family turning their backs on him. This is David's deliberate, chosen...

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Tags: grace, repentance, forgiveness, sin

The Lord Is

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Psalm 23:2-3 joins with the rest of the Pslams and the bible to express some things about who God is. He is shepherd, rest provider, soul restorer, leader, light, king, tower, rock. This poem is made up of four images or metaphors that came to mind as I meditated on who the Lord is, even in the...

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Tags: psalm, poem

Return: A Psalm

Category: Prayer

I have numbered the mornings since I’ve been away.  In the days since Eden, I have followed the cracks in the earth, eastward where the dawn is reborn.  I have traced the horizon with my fingertips. I have passed my days before the distant mirage, a glimmer of water flowing...

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Praying & Fasting for the Bridegroom

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Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is...

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Tags: fasting, prayer, discipleship

Pray and Fast Tuesday

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On Tuesdays, Soma Spokane has set aside, in some fashion or way to fast, to remember, and to pray and seek God’s face.  I would like to encourage you to uniquely seek out God’s presence by fighting all the things that fight His presence. Use this time to help you decide how...

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