Inspiration

About the "inspiration feed..."

Please note, as you comb through these articles, that I (Cogny Mann) don't necessarily agree with everything you might find in the articles in these posts. In fact, I think it's fair to say that I'm pretty sure I disagree with some things said by everybody I repost in here. In fact, some of them are mine and I don't know I'd agree now with everything I said when I first wrote it. But have a look.

Peruse these articles and ask God to speak to you through them. These people are loved by God and feel called to write even if they don't agree with me. And I'm open to the possibility that maybe they are right and I am wrong. Maybe you should be, too. "As iron sharpens iron..."

Francis Frangipane, in his book, “The Three Battlegrounds,” says, “the devil traffics in unconfessed sin.” This is so true. We will sometimes carry things for years as our own struggles, living forever in cycles of guilt, shame, confession, forgiveness, stumbling, guilt, shame… and yet, until we are brutally honest about

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People often ask me, “why do I not hear God?” For some time now, I’ve tried to get up early in the morning to pray. I believe, as most Christians do, that it’s important to try to spend time in the word of God and let Him speak to me

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John the Baptist’s father was named Zechariah. He and his wife Elizabeth belonged to the tribe of priests in Israel and were advanced in their years. They knew about a lack of fulfillment. She was barren and so they had no children. Barrenness is a block of the creative impulse.

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Inspiration always has that ‘new car smell’ to it. There is something fresh and valuable when God opens our mouth to bring a message. Whether it is a new song, an inspired prophetic utterance, a novel, a poem, or a personal message spoken in love; creative expression thrills the one

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There are some things that happen and they stick with you. I remember a moment very clearly that was one of those “stick with you” moments. Actually, it was fairly recently, and I hope it sticks with me forever, for the urgency it created in my soul at that moment.

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What makes for a great teacher? Most people can list one or two favourite teachers that had some affect on their life.  I had a Grade Eleven English teacher at Kennedy Collegiate named Mr. Alexander. He was tall and thin, had an enormous beard and drove a Corvette. I always

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So, what is your platform? What views of right and wrong stand between you and other brothers and sisters? Whom are you avoiding in your freedom or in your condemnation?   Let’s not make the mistake of saying that these are trivial matters to discard. A person’s conscience is the

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If anyone has struggled with an addiction or struggled with a besetting sin, he or she knows how difficult it can be to break free. And so often, in the struggle and the turmoil, there is the questioning of God and of His mercy and His wisdom in letting the

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The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer died in prison as a traitor to wartime Germany under the rule of Adolph Hitler. He said,   “Those who wish even to focus on the problem of a Christian ethic are faced with an outrageous demand-from the outset they must give up, as inappropriate

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Theology and dogma must be held gently in humble hands. We need intelligent, heartfelt dialogue on what the Scriptures teach.         Three chapters in the Book of Romans gives us an outline that may shed light on how we are supposed to live and think in this time.   1.    

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  Sometimes temptation comes because you are looking for it and sometimes it shows up unexpectedly and surprises you. If meditation is what you put into your mind and play on repeat, premeditation is the forethought that goes into how you hope to respond if the opportunity arises.   I

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Close one eye and look at something ahead of you. Assuming that you have two working eyes, the view from one eye will have less depth perception than two eyes working together. You will also have less peripheral vision with only one eye. If you lose sight in one eye,

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Just as religious leaders like to add more and more requirements to the laws of God, people in authority will have a yoke for you to wear. Every governmental body, every boss, and every person that has an interest in you serving their agenda, may keep increasing the load. Maybe

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Authors and songwriters sometimes experience writer’s block. There are times and seasons when you approach your craft with a desire to say something new, but nothing comes. You stare at the page or play some familiar chords and hope that some inspiration will happen.   When I was younger, songs

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Many people think of God as a master, but he wants to be known by us in our intimate, human terms.  God uses metaphors to help us understand the potential of relationship and love that is available to us.  He refers to Himself as a father.  Sometimes He is the

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What comes to mind when others hear your name? What is that you are known for? There are a few people that would rather not be connected or known by anyone. However, the vast majority want to have meaningful connections and be known for being a good person.   One

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The Devil Wants You Dead. And God does, too. They just want it for different reasons. The devil wants you dead because he hates you and wants to destroy you. He hates that God loves you and that God wants you to reflect His glory in the earth and for you

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Usually, prices are set according to what it cost to get an item to market plus a profit margin for the benefit of the seller. It’s a simple formula that guides billions of transactions. So, what if you went to the store to buy a loaf and bread and the

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This brings us to the next principle – frustration.  God uses frustration to get a person’s attention.   It is said of one of the famous composers that he had a rebellious son who used to come in late at night after his father and mother had gone to bed.

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The Pro-life Movement has long appealed to the sanctity of human life as a founding principle to oppose abortion, euthanasia, Medical Assistance In Death, etc. To be pro-life is not just a position against the unnecessary ending of life, but a proclamation that life is a gift from God that

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  Romans 13: 11 When you do these things, keep in mind the times we are living in. The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep. The full effects of our salvation are closer now than when we first believed in Christ. 12 The dark night of

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  Luke 1: 50 He Shows His Mercy To Those Who Have Respect For Him,    From Parent To Child Down Through The Years.     Mary is aware that the miracle in her life comes from God. She begins to express several reasons why she can trust God’s plan for her. In

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How do we begin to explain, proclaim or teach what it means to worship the Almighty? I can tell you about God. I can describe His virtues and give credit for all that God has done, but I cannot reveal through words alone the powerful, breath-taking attraction of seeing Him

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