Empowered Speech

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” – Colossians 4:6, NAS95 I wish I could do this better than I do now. I have noticed, though, the Spirit rearranging my words as I speak…

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Seeing the Unseen

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.…In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. – John 14:18, 20, NAS95 Jesus speaks truth, but often those truths come from outside my normal frame of…

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A Life of Prayer

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: “It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”” –  Luke 11:1 NAS95 When it comes to prayer, I need help. Jesus, on the other hand,…

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The Holy Spirit Speaks

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  – Acts 13:2, NAS95 I enjoy training for disciple-making movements. Every time I either facilitate or attend a training, the Holy Spirit…

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New Life

“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”” (John 8:12, NAS95) When Christ reconciled me to God through His work on the cross, I thought I had repented, but I really hadn’t.…

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Covenant Love

“Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, according to the faithful mercies shown to David”. (Isaiah 55:3, NAS95) I love pondering covenant: faithfulness to relationship. The preceding context to this verse speaks of a calling to repentance (without those words), but…

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A Long Conversation

“It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 2:14, NAS95) I’ve had an extended conversation with God about calling and purpose. I did not recognize it in full at the start. At the outset, a question stood out: what in…

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