Tag Archives: The presence of God

Small decisions that can make a big difference – Be thankful

Dietrich Bonheoffer said, “It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”Most of us are used to thanking God only when a miracle or a great deliverance happens. But small things should also move us to thanksgiving. Gratitude should be … Continue reading

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People who missed a great opportunity to have the Savior in their house

In Brazil we decorate for Christmas, but not like here. People here take Christmas decorations to the extreme. I remember the first time that I saw that. We had an American missionary friend in Brazil, and I went to his … Continue reading

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Give Thanks! (Part 2)

Maybe you do not know, or are not aware, or are not sure, or you just cannot see, but there is an invisible hand over you and behind you to protect, to guide, and to help you on your journey. … Continue reading

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Give Thanks! (Part 1)

In a time when people believe that they are entitled to almost anything, it is hard to cultivate a thankful heart, not only for people that do something for us, but principally for God. On top of that we can … Continue reading

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People who missed a great opportunity to worship

In Brazil there was a tradition among the preachers that, if we were on vacation and decided to visit a church event, such as Bible Study, Service, Prayer Meeting, etc. the Pastor of the church could call us to preach, … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – Conclusion

“Everybody has a story of sorrow to tell.” This is what a Brazilian friend and colleague used to say. We all have. We live in a broken world, and we are broken too. The prophet Isaiah puts it in a … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – I want to come back!

Have you ever wandered away from God and His church to the point that you felt a stranger to your own faith? People come to you and ask you about your God, your church, and your faith, and you do … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – If I am following you, why am I still being persecuted?

Have you ever wondered why good people suffer? Yes, we all do it. David is not different. He knew very well that he was not the most perfect person around, but he was on the right path. But even though … Continue reading

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