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Posts by Tim Rando

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Thy Will be Done

CS Lewis wrote, “There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way”. If you are like me, you often say to God “Thy will be done”. It has taken me years to get this right, […]

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The Master Plan

“They put Him to death by nailing Him to a cross. But this was God’s plan which He had made long ago.” Acts 2:23 The cross was no accident. Jesus’ death was not the result of a panicking heavenly Being who didn’t know what to do with a rebellious mankind. The cross didn’t surprise heaven. […]

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The Game Plan for Easter

In his book, Fresh Power, Jim Cymbala writes: “the apostles didn’t start a political action committee, they didn’t rely on past spiritual experience, and they didn’t throw in the towel. Instead, they went to a prayer meeting.” Here’s the game plan for Easter which is quickly approaching… Take a step of faith and invite your […]

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No Other Options

“Come to Me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 As long as Jesus is just one of many options, He is not an option. As long as you can carry your own burdens, you don’t need a burden bearer. As long as your […]

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There’s A Reason

In the book of Esther, the Lord has shown favor to the newly crowned queen (Esther) through unlikely circumstances. Queen Esther is at the palace and hears that her cousin Mordecai has covered himself in sackcloth and is standing outside the palace trying to be heard. Queen Esther totally misses the point and the plight […]

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He Has Been There

“He took our suffering on Him and felt our pain for us.” Isa. 53:4 Jesus knows how you feel. You’re under the gun at work? Jesus knows how you feel. You’ve got more to do than is humanly possible? So did He. People take more from you than they give? Jesus understands. Your teenagers won’t […]

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Are You Hiding In Him Today?

I was doing my devotions this morning and as part of the reading I came across this familiar hymn. It reminded me of 30 years ago when I would sing as a kid in church on Sunday night. It was written in 1763 and pleads with God the same way I find myself in modern […]

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God Can Do it All

“God can do all things.” Mk. 10:27 Pretty simple scripture verse isn’t it? A lot of the world, some “believers”, would scoff at such a claim. For example: “How can God be everywhere at one time?” Who says God is bound by a body? “How can God hear all the prayers being prayed all around […]

Spiritual Renewal Challenges

This weekend is our Spiritual Renewal!!!Here are a few things I’m going to do. You are welcome to join me. Let’s come ready to Worship. I’ll prepare my heart this week and in the moments before the service. Let’s eagerly listen to hear God speak through all that is said. Let’s chew on the things […]

What are you doing?

“The Lord is close to everyone who prays to Him, to all who truly pray to Him.” Ps. 145:18 Healing begins when we do something. Healing begins when we reach out. Healing begins when we take a step. God’s help is near and always available, but it is only given to those who seek it. […]