Tag: Romans

Praying for Joy, Patience, and Faithfulness

Three things I could be better at. Jesus made it clear that the two most important things a human can do is love God with everything we’ve got and love every neighbor along our path.  Paul, in his two longest letters makes two beautiful and powerful attempts to define/describe love — in 1 Corinthians 13 …

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Praying to Show God’s Kind of Love

But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)  I think it is a life-long journey to figure out what love is.  We know all about brotherly love and erotic love and the love of parents for their children.  But the kind …

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Praying to be who I am

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is …

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Praying to be a Living Sacrifice

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be …

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