Category Archives: thoughts by Rev. D. Forster

Grace – the Example of Zacchaeus

“Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled.” Luke 19:6-7 (NLT) God’s love and grace … Continue reading

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Mark’s Untold Story

To be Spirit-led, we are to follow His lead. This can sometimes cause dissension, as it did with Mark in the Gospel of Mark. However, we must have faith in God’s guidance. Only God knows the roads we must go on to truly be His hands and feet in the world. Continue reading

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Peace of Mind and Heart

Peace of mind and heart, is something we as humans seek every day of our lives. We have many different names for it, like happiness, or love, and even financial success. These things though, will not give us the peace we truly seek. Continue reading

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Why Our Walk with Jesus Seems so Hard Some Days

It is not that God is not with us, nor is His grace unobtainable. These lies are tools used by the enemy to deceive us. There are four things I want to share with you today, that Jesus experienced and we will too. Continue reading

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A Father’s Discipline

“As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father?” Hebrews 12:7 (NLT) When suffering strikes we have a choice ? … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Stronghold of Fear

What fears are you dealing with right now, and do they have a stronghold on your life? Continue reading

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Consolation of the Soul

  “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19 Worry, stress, and anxiety are natural human emotions. They are the “cares” of our hearts. Too often, these “cares” are written off as non-important … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Grow Tired

Are you heading into this week just flat out exhausted? Is there some great weight upon you that you just can’t seem to lift? Have no fear, for our God does not grow weary. Continue reading

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The Blessings of God

Question: Have you been living a works-based or faith-based life of salvation? Our faith is in our belief, our surrendering of ourselves to Jesus. There is no proof, other than what God sees in our hearts. Our good deeds do not make us more faithful; our faith leads us into action. Continue reading

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Forever Faithful

Lord, thank You for being so faithful. Please heal my wandering heart. Strengthen my faith and make me steadfast in my pursuit of You. Amen. Continue reading

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Let Me Hear Your Word and Obey

Father, I pray today that I see the parts of my life where I am not being obedient to your word. Lord let me repent of this today, truly want to turn from these sins, and seek only your face, and your presence. Continue reading

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A Family Led By Reverence

  “Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of … Continue reading

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The Gift of Suffering

“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who … Continue reading

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The Gift of Repentance

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (ESV) God calls all of His children to repentance. This call is truly a gift, … Continue reading

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Christmas Abundance

“A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” John 10:10 (HCSB) I will never forget my first Christmas as a follower of … Continue reading

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