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πŸ‘‘ A Strong And Focused Sense Of Future

β€œThe way we conceive the future sculpts the present, gives contour and tone to nearly every action and thought through the day. If our sense of future is weak, we live listlessly.

The Christian faith has always been characterized by a strong and focused sense of future, with belief … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Spiritual Cruise Control

Hebrews 10:22-25:

β€œSo let’s do itβ€”full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Are We Blessed Because We Are Fruitful?

One of my favorite Scripture verses occurs in the opening chapter of the Bible: β€œGod blessed them and said to them, β€˜Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.'” – Genesis 1:28

Does God want us to be fruitful? Absolutely. Does God bless people because … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Complaining And Disputing

Paul shows us that complaining actually gives place to the enemy in our lives because he thrives in an atmosphere of complaining. The Bible also shows us that we as believers should focus and meditate on the β€œgood” and β€œpraiseworthy” (Philippians 4:8). Complaining, called murmuring in the King James, … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Freedom From Lust And Sexual Immorality

If we know in our minds that it is against our core beliefs to entertain thoughts of lust and sexual immorality … yet we continue to allow access … we can begin to develop a β€œcovered” relationship with God.

We are instructed many, many times in the word that … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Why Does God Seem To Wait?

Why does God seem to wait when we so desperately are begging Him to β€œdo something?” When we think of God’s timing, it can be common to lapse into a mindset that God’s clock is unintelligible, wound by a Deity who is distant and aloof to our desires. The … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Finding Peace In The Battle

Imagine you’re in a battle, surrounded by hatred, violence and every type of evil imaginable. You’ve been in this battle for years, you’re in it now and there’s no end in site. All the sudden (in the middle of the battlefield), 20β€² tall angels appear to surround you along … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Serving When Called

When my kids were small, they were enamored with Siberian huskies because … well, they’re sled dogs and they’re cool! They wanted a husky more than anything and mentioned it often (by often, I mean often). After caving in to my daughter (a common occurrence), we found a beautiful … ➑

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πŸ’πŸ™πŸ½ Prayer To Restore Our Marriage

Heavenly Father,

I praise You that You are always in control and I pray that You will show us the power of prayer. Father please breathe hope into our marriage, showing us and speaking to us that You can heal, restore and rebuild our covenant before You. Lord, we … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Living And Loving Without Fear

Fearless love means that your heart is hidden and sacred. Acquiring and sustaining a love for God and wrapping yourself in His mercy is a deeply profound feeling … one which encompasses you and encourages you on a daily basis to displace self-righteousness with unwavering humility.

Love is being … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ God’s Open Doors

Revelation 3:8:

β€œI know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”

God opens doors in our lives for various reasons. There can be … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Finding Contentment In Unfulfilled Desires

The life of Paul gives us many remarkably inspiring examples of finding contentment in God’s grace.

Philippians 1:21:

β€œFor to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain … For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ What Does God Want From Us?

God wants a heart of repentance and a fruitful life.

Galatians 5:22:

β€œBut what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchardβ€”things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to

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πŸ™πŸ½ Prayer For Peace Of Mind

Heavenly Father,

My desire is to have a deeper sense of Your peace in me today. Take away all fear, doubt, and concern from my heart and replace it with the peace that only You can give. Thank You that Your peace will guard my mind so that I … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ All It Takes Is A Pebble To Start A Landslide

All it takes is a pebble to start a landslide or an echo to start an avalanche. The Holy Spirit doesn’t need much to work inside of us. Just keep surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals and persevering through the trials. We all stumble but He’s there to pick us … ➑

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πŸŽ„πŸ’ Celebrating Christmas After A Divorce

The holidays can be stressful. There are more activities to attend and more responsibilities to take care of and, as a result, emotions tend to heighten. Holidays after a major family change are even more intense as everyone anticipates what the transition will look and feel like. Your children … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Alcohol And Moderation

Is the drinking of wine and other alcohol sinful pleasure, or a healthful life-improving habit? We saw that Christ approved of drinking wine. His actions and words set the example by which Christians are to live their lives.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 states β€œDrink your wine with a merry heart.” Psalm … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Living Transparently

Early for a lunch appointment, I was enjoying the quietness of my commute despite the bumper-to-bumper traffic. Suddenly, the ringing of my cell phone broke the silence. I answered it and heard my mother’s voice say, β€œI’ve been waving to you for the past 5 minutes! You must be … ➑

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πŸ™πŸ½ Prayer For Discerning Opportunities

Heavenly Father,

As our Protector and Guide, You are the greatest Friend and Joy we have! To be able to come to You in prayer like this is the most beautiful part of our lives! Father, You know what I am facing and the reasons why these doors and … ➑

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πŸ™πŸ½ Prayer For Healing

Heavenly Father,

Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of affliction. As we place our sick under Your care, we humbly ask that You restore Your servant to health again. Giver of life and health, please comfort and relieve Your sick servant, … ➑

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