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Month: July 2011

What if Joshua Accepted His Circumstances or Was a DIY Type?

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I was reading Joshua this morning and something really stood out to me. It was the truth that it’s God who prospers us and the truth that we play a significant role in this. I saw a beautiful example of God and man co-laboring together to accomplish His purposes in the earth.

God speaks to Joshua in chapter 1 verse 3,

Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.

Did you see God’s part and man’s part right? God who said He would give the land to Joshua but Joshua still had to tread upon the enemy.

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About Josh Monen

Josh is a Christian, entrepreneur and writer from Ridgefield, WA. He's married with three kids: ages 4, 2 and 1. Before he met God, Josh was a drug addict with a $500/day cocaine addiction that almost killed him. Today he's seeking a real authentic relationship with God and others.

Jonathan Edwards on Affection

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A person who has knowledge of doctrine and theology only – without religious affection – has never engaged in true religion. Nothing is more apparent than this: our religion takes root within us only as deep as our affections attract it. There are thousands who hear the Word of God, who hear great and exceedingly important truths about themselves and their lives, and yet all they hear has no effect upon them, makes no change in the way they live. Continue reading

About Josh Monen

Josh is a Christian, entrepreneur and writer from Ridgefield, WA. He's married with three kids: ages 4, 2 and 1. Before he met God, Josh was a drug addict with a $500/day cocaine addiction that almost killed him. Today he's seeking a real authentic relationship with God and others.

Help Us Be Better Stewards or Give Us More?

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Many times I’ve prayed and asked God for more. More love, more power, more of His presence, more, more, more…But tonight I was reminded of a simple truth as I was reading a book by Neil Anderson.

Anderson talked about being good stewards of what God has already revealed to us. He was talking about counseling someone and walking them through the Steps to Freedom but what he said sparked a whole stream of ideas in me.

It got me thinking about every area of my life and I began asking myself, am I stewarding that well? It could be ministry, relationships, money, clients, my marriage, revelations, health and even the gospel. It’s easy to give attention to the big things in our lives but I believe God wants us to pay especially close attention to the small things. Continue reading

About Josh Monen

Josh is a Christian, entrepreneur and writer from Ridgefield, WA. He's married with three kids: ages 4, 2 and 1. Before he met God, Josh was a drug addict with a $500/day cocaine addiction that almost killed him. Today he's seeking a real authentic relationship with God and others.

Is it OK for Christians to be Patriotic?

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It’s Independence Day here in America. The day we celebrate our country’s freedom from a tyrannical government. I don’t know about you but I’m thankful that I’m a citizen of this great country. I’m not ashamed nor do I apologize for it. And I don’t think I’m better than anyone because of it (I wasn’t born here as a result of anything I did).

Opposing Viewpoints

Whenever we talk about Christianity and America we are bound to have some opposing viewpoints.

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About Josh Monen

Josh is a Christian, entrepreneur and writer from Ridgefield, WA. He's married with three kids: ages 4, 2 and 1. Before he met God, Josh was a drug addict with a $500/day cocaine addiction that almost killed him. Today he's seeking a real authentic relationship with God and others.

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