Today’s Walk in the Word

Wait for Heaven’s Verdict

By Joe Barnett / May 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Wait for Heaven’s Verdict

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.                  —Genesis 50:20 The things that happened to Joseph were puzzling and faith-challenging: sold into slavery by jealous brothers; jailed because of the false accusation of a lying woman; forgotten and forsaken by those he helped. It […]

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Just Start

By Joe Barnett / April 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Just Start

I will be with you and will bless you.                                  —Genesis 26:3 What’s holding you back? Does the task seem too big? The project too long? The problem too great? The habit too ingrained? The hurt too intense? The resentment […]

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Trust Trumps Fear

By Joe Barnett / April 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Trust Trumps Fear

Do not be afraid. —Genesis 15:1 “Do not be afraid,” God said to Abraham. He said the same thing to Moses, Joshua, David, Daniel, Mary, Paul, and John. He knew their names, and their fears. Add your name to that list, because he also knows your name, and your fears. “When I am afraid, I […]

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By Joe Barnett / April 28, 2014 / Comments Off on Dishonesty

If you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door.                     —Genesis 4:7 One of Norman Rockwell’s fabled illustrations pictured a genial neighborhood butcher weighing a turkey for an elegant elderly lady. The eyes of both were focused on the scale’s display. […]

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