Out of Phase #53 – Guard Your Heart

Lies can come in many forms, but often those which are the most effective come in the form of counterfeit truth: taking God’s terminology and redefining it into something that appeals to our pain and masks our wounds.

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Out of Phase #52 – Anxiousness

One of the most common ways in which our emotions get knocked out of phase is through anxiety. Life provides many opportunities to be anxious and yet scripture instructs us to be anxious in nothing,

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Out of Phase #51 – Hope

There are those who resort to rugged self-reliance, which only grows more resolute and yet more frustrated with every passing failure, simply because hope in any created thing—including self—can never be completely satisfied.

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Out of Phase #50 – Schedules

I have heard it said, “If you don’t schedule your time, your time will schedule you.” When our time schedules us, our schedule is out of phase. Scripture tells us that God has created us for a unique purpose – which is our why (Ephesians 2:10). Consequently, when our why is neglected, our life feels incomplete or out of phase.

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Out of Phase #49 – Heart

Our heart determines our course: in other words, it is our heart that determines whether our life is in phase or out.  Left to our own devices, humans are selfish creatures. The prophet Jeremiah spoke to this fact in a very direct and sobering verse.

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Out of Phase #48 – Forgetfulness

We are all prone to forgetting or taking those who serve us or have shown us kindness or consideration for granted. This is why it is essential for us to regularly take stock of our blessings. We can see this need in our lives and throughout scripture.

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Out of Phase #47 – Happiness

When our thoughts are focused on circumstances alone, we can easily become lost in the deep weeds of experiences, passions, and emotions. It is not that it is wrong to be happy or to desire it when we are not. It is simply that happiness is not or should not be our life’s ambition.

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Out of Phase #46 – Idols

We often refer to the good times as “mountain-top experiences.” And, in our twenty-first-century American perspective, that seems to be where our minds – or at least mine – go. However, Peterson shared this insight into these two verses.

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Out of Phase #45 – Answers

God loves us more than we can imagine. Those words are easy to say, and even easy to believe when we are sitting on the sidelines.

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Out of Phase #44 – Control

At our very core, our heart’s greatest desire is to live out the purpose for which we were created.

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