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Emmanuel

Emmanuel. God with us.

God is always with us. No matter where we are, who we are or what we do.

If we stray from His presence, He is with us.

If we praise Him and worship Him, He is with us.

If we fail, He is with us.

When we reach the mountain top, when we succeed, He is with us.

When we disavow Him, He is with us.

When we’re glowing on the mountain top, He is with us.

When we’re groveling in the valley, He is with us.

When we don’t trust Him, He is with us.

When we struggle with temptation, He is with us.

When we live out of our flesh, when we choose our way over His way, He is with us.

When we are sick, He is with us.

When we give up, when we turn tail and run, when we show cowardess instead of courage, He is with us.

When our loved ones abandon us, He is with us.

When people cheat us and treat us unfairly, He is with us.

When death invades our world, He is with us.

When our world falls apart, He is with us.

No matter who we are or what we’ve done or who we’ve sinned against or how we feel or what we think, God is with us.

Emmanuel. “God with us” has taken on a whole new meaning for me this year. And as I face 2013 I am confident that the God who created me, the God who loves me, protects me, provides for my every need, He is with me.

Emmanuel.  Emmanuel.   Emmanuel.  Is that an awesome thought or what?

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Road To Emmaus–Heart Burn

Author’s Note: For the next two Tuesdays we will continue our look at our relationship with Jesus. As a reference we will study how two men responded to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. We will walk with them as they return from Jerusalem to their home in a small town seven miles away. On the Road to Emmaus Jesus encounters them and changes their lives.  Somewhere along the road you will see yourself. You can evaluate where you are in your own walk with Jesus. You can decide whether you like where you are and whether you want to change how you respond to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

I attended the second Promise Keeper weekend conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. More than 70,000 men gathered in the old RCA Dome stadium Continue reading