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Four Principles for Successful Daily Living

Four Principles for Successful Daily Living For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit). Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace . […]

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Run the Race

Start Strong, Finish Well

 Start Strong, Finish Well Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. —Hebrews 12:1 NIV Typically, we are excited at the beginning of an opportunity, […]

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Trust in the Lord

Are You Trusting or Worrying?

Are You Trusting or Worrying? Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. —Proverbs 3:5,6 What do […]

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New Heart

Keep in Touch with God

Keep in Touch with God Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes] . . . But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, […]

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Your Mind

God Cares About Every Detail

God Cares About Every Detail   Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows. —Matthew […]

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Healing Waters

The Gifts of Healing

The Gifts of Healing   To another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit. —1 Corinthians 12:9 The gifts of healing work with the gift of faith. Although all believers are encouraged to pray for the sick and see them recover (see Mark 16:17–18), the Holy Spirit does distribute extraordinary gifts of healing to […]

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Healing Power

The Healing Word

 The Healing Word God loves you. And because He loves you, He wants the best for your life—restoration and wholeness. That’s why Jesus Christ willingly laid down His life, died, and rose again. His sacrifice has provided the way for us to find and experience the healing and restoration we need. God has a plan […]

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A New Level of Commitment

A New Level of Commitment Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. – Psalm 37:5 God wants to take us to a new level of commitment. This is […]

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You Can Trust God’s Timing

You Can Trust God’s Timing My times are in Your hands . . . Psalm 31:15 One of the biggest mistakes we make as believers is failing to remember that God’s timing rarely matches our timing. We think and plan in temporal terms, and God thinks and plans in eternal terms. What this means is […]

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Accountability Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the murmurs and excuses of] every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God. – Romans 3:19 Do you ever say, “I know I shouldn’t do this, but . […]

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Bad Input Produces Bad Results

Bad Input Produces Bad Results Now there was no water for the congregation, and they assembled together against Moses and Aaron. And the people contended with Moses, and said, Would that we had died when our brethren died [in the plague] before the Lord! And why have you brought up the congregation of the Lord […]

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Joyful in Every Circumstance

      Joyful in Every Circumstance [After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. —Romans 14:17 A wise person does not […]

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God Wants You to Laugh

God Wants You to Laugh A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. —Proverbs 17:22 One of the amazing things I have noticed from teaching and ministering is that God loves to make people laugh. I don’t plan to be funny when I speak, […]

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Faith is Trusting God

Faith is Trusting God For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; not […]

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Peace to You

Peace to You  Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be […]

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