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Why Wait?

Why wait? Why be still? In the book Total Surrender, Mother Teresa writes: “Seek silence, in order to hear God and follow Him more closely, in this way: silence of our eyes, silence of our ears, silence of our tongues, silence of our minds, silence of our hearts. Quiet all...

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Brushing Breezes of His Presence

On occasion we receive journal entries, God sightings and other Spirit-inspired writings from First Loved friends. Here is a recent poem sent to us, written by Laura Gourgas. Let God’s “Brushing Breezes” blow over you today with His love… The Lord draws near, the mighty willow bows, the birds sing...

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A Modern Day Psalm

Lord, I’m feeling pulled down by darkness again. I don’t know why or what’s going on. Why does this happen? Are you still there? I have remained close to you; at least I think I have. Spending time with you each morning, trying to look for you throughout the day,...

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The Fruit of Being Loved

Testimonies like these are the joy of sharing the importance of being loved by the Lord first so that we can love as Jesus has loved us: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone...

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Crown of Splendor

This past week’s podcast included an interview with one of First Loved Ministries’ staff, Peter Vantine who shared about connecting with founder Mark Fee and how one of the practices First Loved encourages dramatically changed his quiet time with the Lord. Out of the ten personalized verses we use on...

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God’s ATM?

Matthew 17:24-27 (TNIV) After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” “Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you...

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Meditating on Phrases

In an earlier blog post we shared an example of the synonym/antonym exercise we use to help train people to experience God’s love through the scriptures. Another tool for meditating on God’s Word is focusing on key phrases and reflecting on them either in your mind or writing down your...

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Casting Anxiety

The following is an excerpt from Mark’s journal. We hope it will bless you and give you an example of interacting with the Lord through this practice: 1 Peter 5:7 — “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Thank you Father for that wonderful reminder from...

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Journaling and Being Loved

We were blessed recently by a sister in Christ sharing how she has been using color and drawings in her journal to emphasize key ideas as she is being loved by God. As you’ll see below she begins with the scripture verse (Zephaniah 3:17, New Living Translation) and then highlights...

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