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God Says “No” for Your Joy

God Says “No” for Your Joy

Jon Bloom
The only time God gives us restrictions or prohibitions is for our joy. He never says “no” to us unless “no” will make us ultimately happier.
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Your Bible Is a Gold Mine

Your Bible Is a Gold Mine

Jon Bloom
The wonderful thing about the Bible is that we often find treasure in unexpected places. God loves to lace and layer revelatory riches in what at first seems like a fairly straightforward historical narrative.
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Don’t Follow Your Heart

Don’t Follow Your Heart

Jon Bloom
This book contains 31 meditations for recalibrating your heart. It is a collection of helps for common heart problems. Because your biggest problems in life are heart problems.
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Reformation Day: Jesus Came Knocking

Reformation Day: Jesus Came Knocking

Jon Bloom
If Jesus is knocking on our door, let us welcome him in fully that we may eat with him and he with us. Accepting his unsurpassed invitation to joy through repentance and reformation may be the greatest way to celebrate Reformation Day.
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Is Your World Too Small?

Is Your World Too Small?

Jon Bloom
We live in a small world at high speed. And this way of living tends to produce spiritual barrenness rather than richness. That’s why G.K. Chesterton, ahead of his time, was sounding a warning more than a century ago. He said to get your microscopes back out.
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Don’t Coddle Your Fears

Don’t Coddle Your Fears

Jon Bloom
We obey what we fear. Some fears are instinctual but others are conditioned. Most fears are expressions of things we believe. And what we believe governs our behaviors.
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I Need Thee Every Hour

I Need Thee Every Hour

Jon Bloom
The lyrics could hardly be simpler, and yet they capture one of our heart’s most profound longings and can be prayed in the sweetest or most sorrowful moments in life. The prosody of the music could hardly be more perfect. But it is not the skill of the hymn’s construction that makes it so powerful.
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We Should Pray for Healing

We Should Pray for Healing

Jon Bloom
The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute this gift for the glory of Jesus. Don’t settle for little faith and low expectations. Stir up faith! Earnestly desire this gift.
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Praying for a Breakthrough

Praying for a Breakthrough

Jon Bloom
Are you praying for a breakthrough? Don’t lose heart. Grow determined. Intense opposition almost always precedes a breakthrough.
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A Picture of Prevailing Prayer

A Picture of Prevailing Prayer

Jon Bloom
Real prayer begins with real desire, often with real desperation. We cry to God, but he does not seem to respond. God wants us to keep asking and cry out louder.
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Unlock God’s Storehouse of Grace

Unlock God’s Storehouse of Grace

Jon Bloom
We must stop looking at our lack: our lack of resources, wisdom, and power, even our lack of faith. Our deficits discourage and defeat. Satan does not want you to look to Jesus and all the abounding grace that he purchased for you.
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There Is Hope in Your Struggle for Light

There Is Hope in Your Struggle for Light

Jon Bloom
Our struggles, past and present, have profound effects on us for the rest of our lives. They affect how we grow now and in the future. But this isn't always negative. When we're in Christ, we can rest assure that our pain has purpose.
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How Long, O Lord?

How Long, O Lord?

Jon Bloom
God knows our waiting for him can be hard. He knows it can feel to us like he is is taking too long. He gives us permission to ask him, “How long is this going to last?” and reminds us that he has not forgotten us.
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Unbelief Is Sure to Err

Unbelief Is Sure to Err

Jon Bloom
Unbelief messes up how we calculate reality and leads us to errant conclusions and really bad decisions. After Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead in John 11, the Jewish religious leaders realized they had a serious crisis on their…
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How God Gives Assurance

How God Gives Assurance

Jon Bloom
God loves to give his children the gift of “the full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:22). It’s a precious thing, a source of deep peace and consolation, and he wants us to have it. But like most things in the Christian life, assurance is something that is cultivated and grows stronger over time.
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America’s One Enduring Legacy in History

America’s One Enduring Legacy in History

Jon Bloom
Two millennia ago, “a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered” (Luke 2:1). The most apparently powerful earthly head-of-state ordered a census because the empire needed more tax revenue to fund its…
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Loving the Neighbor We Didn’t Choose

Loving the Neighbor We Didn’t Choose

Jon Bloom
The neighbor we’re called to love is often not one we choose but one God chooses for us. In fact, this neighbor is often not one we would have chosen had not God done the choosing.
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Life’s Knots Need Jesus

Life’s Knots Need Jesus

Jon Bloom
Phrygia was an ancient kingdom in what is now central Turkey. According to legend, once upon a time Phrygia was without a king. One day, a pagan oracle declared that the next man to drive an ox-cart into Phrygia’s capital…
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What God Gives When He Takes Away

What God Gives When He Takes Away

Jon Bloom
Satan knows that a consistently effective tool to weaken, impede, and disease the church is to let her prosper. Prosperity has a greater tendency to conceal idolatry and false faith. He would rather us be faithlessly prosperous than afflicted and faithful.
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The Way Is Hard, But He Is Strong

The Way Is Hard, But He Is Strong

Jon Bloom
Jesus said the way would be hard for those who followed him. Hell is real, and its messengers spread themselves all over the world to distort, disorient, and to create suspicion — to undermine and destroy faith. But faith in the Way is a force stronger than Hell.
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Keep Speaking

Keep Speaking

Jon Bloom
It is precisely when it is personally costly to speak, and we *still* speak, that people listen to what we have to say. When it’s costly to deliver a message, the message must be costly. For people only pay dearly for what is valuable. Paying dearly glorifies the valuable thing.
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Let Good Things Run Wild

Let Good Things Run Wild

Jon Bloom
God designed men and women. He made us equal in value and complementary in role. When trust what God says about what it means to be man or woman, and obey his instructions, the result is harmony, beauty, and joy.
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Be a Human Infusion of Hope

Be a Human Infusion of Hope

Jon Bloom
Discouragement is everywhere in a broken, fallen world like ours. One way Satan spreads discouragement is through the pride in us that focuses on others' weaknesses and flaws. But God has given us a weapon against the darkness: encouragement, an infusion of hope we bring one another.
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Your Bible Is a Mine, Not a Museum

Your Bible Is a Mine, Not a Museum

Jon Bloom
If we read Bible stories like museum exhibits, always viewing them fairly quickly and then moving to the next display, our grasp tends to remain rather superficial. We might think that we’ve seen pretty much all that there is to see. But when we mine them, we find these stories laced with treasures.
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Things Not Seen

Jon Bloom
God is doing far more than we can see in our agonies. We plead for God’s deliverance from our pain and wonder why he keeps letting it go on. We are not alone. A cloud of witnesses surrounds us. And…
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