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Preparing For Your Calling “Emptying and Filling”

Third In A Series
Love God More Than The World
By Amanda Beth

Editor’s Note: Today we resume Amanda Beth’s series we started publishing before Christmas. Enjoy.  

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

—2 Timothy 2:20

This is the third message in my series on preparing for your calling. Follow this link if you missed the last two messages in this series. Last week I talked about how Simon, Peter, James and John dropped everything to follow Jesus. Once they made that choice, Jesus began to teach them and perform miracles in their sight. Continue reading


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Is Anything Blocking Your Vision?

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

One of Sarah Young’s thoughts in Jesus Calling today seemed appropriate to one of my most aggravating dilemmas.  “The curse of this world,” she said, “is over-stimulation of the senses, which blocks our awareness of the unseen world.”

I detest following a semi or an SUV on the road. Both of them block my sight so I can’t see what’s ahead of me. I’m not trying to be the first car. I just want to see the road signs ahead of me. And every time I park at Wal-Mart, I park by little cars. I avoid parking by big trucks or SUV’s. Invariably, when I leave, some big truck or 24-passenger SUV has parked right beside me. I have to crane my neck and back out cautiously and blindly to avoid smashing into someone. Continue reading