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Advent Reveals God's Character

Have you ever accused God of being too weak? Have you ever criticized the Lord for not loving you enough? I would like to think that I've always trusted in God's omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience and eternal, unshakeable love. But I'm deeply persuaded that we, who consider ourselves "theologically sound" Christians, actually doubt the power and love of God more than we know. Why do I think that? Because God says we do! Read the words from Isaiah 59:1 - ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Advent Fixes What Is Broken

Could you get any more graphic, more specific, more all-inclusive words than these? "The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Genesis 6:5, ESV). It's clear from Genesis 6:5, and it's clear if you watch the news today, that something is deeply broken with the human race. Even people who don't believe in the Bible would agree that something is wrong, and that... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Thankful For The Right Reasons

Tomorrow, millions of Christians will gather together for a Thanksgiving meal. The question is bound to come up in nearly every conversation: "So, why are you thankful?" It's an excellent question to ask. We ought to ask it every day, not just on certain holidays. At the same time, we ought to be slow and reflective with our answers. I'm deeply persuaded that we must be a people who are thankful for the right reasons. When we celebrate, why do we celebrate? When we... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Don't Forget The Generosity of God

We all do it, probably every day. It has a much bigger impact than we realize. The scary thing is, we barely recognize that we're doing it. What is this thing we all tend to do? We forget the generosity of God. In the busyness and self-centeredness of our lives, we forget how much we have been blessed by grace. The fact that he blesses us when we deserve nothing (except for wrath and punishment) fades from our memories like a song whose lyrics we once knew but now cannot recall. ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Pray With Intent To Surrender

Why do you pray? Don't be too quick to give a generic Sunday school answer. Take a moment and think honestly: what causes you to pray? Perhaps the answer to that question can be discovered with another question: when was the last time you prayed? (I'm talking about our personal prayer life, not a prayer before a meal or during a small group). I think that, at some level, we are tempted to view prayer only as a vehicle to bring God our list of wants, desires, or needs.... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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Too Busy To See God

When was the last time you saw God? Notice that my question wasn't, "When was the last time God appeared to you in a supernatural vision?" Perhaps I should rephrase it with wording from Psalm 27:4 - "When was the last time you gazed upon the beauty of the Lord?" I'll be honest: I have the scary ability to look at my life and not see God. What do I see instead? Writing deadlines I need to meet. Details of my flights I need to remember. ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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False Accusations

Have you ever been falsely accused? Psalm 27:12 talks about the pain of this experience: "For false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence." Perhaps it was an innocent mistake, the result of someone lacking to do proper research. But maybe it was a premeditated and malicious setup, someone blaming you to get ahead or to crush you. Either way, if you've ever been falsely accused, you know that your mind and heart swirl with different emotions. Here are 5... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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5 Truths For Sleepness Nights

Have you had any sleepless nights lately? Do you struggle to lay peacefully in bed because something, or someone, is consuming your thoughts? I wish I could write to you this week and tell you that my heart is fully at peace. But it's not. I wish I could confidently declare that I rest in God's care and trust in God's plan. But I don't. Do I struggle less than I once did? Yes, by God's grace. My rest is more consistent, and my heart enjoys a greater peace than in the younger days... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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The Waiting Room

Over the past two years, I've been to the doctor's office more times than I would like to count. I don't like seeing the doctor, because it's a reminder that my health is out of my control. But there's another reason I don't like seeing the doctor: the dreaded waiting room. I don't know about you, but I like to be very productive and efficient with my schedule. Few things in life annoy me more than wasted time. And in the doctor's waiting room, wasted time... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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Our Children Are Not Trophies

Today's devotional is adapted from my brand-new book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. Every human being who has ever lived has asked this question: "Where is my meaning and purpose in life to be found?" The way you answer that question will determine how you speak to and treat the people in your life. For parents, it specifically impacts the way you interact with your children. The Bible says that there are only two places for... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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