Building Men and Women of God (1)

'These commandments... Impress them on your children.' Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NIVA great preacher once said, 'When times are troubled we cry, God, give us men to match our mountains. In reply, God gives us children and says, Here's the building material.' We are expected to nurture them so they develop into men and women of God. ...Read More

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Change how you think

'...if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.' Philippians 4:8 NIVYou do not have more problems than other people-you just think about them more often! Stop: go back and reread that sentence. Take a moment and consider what it means. It is what you think about that produces how you feel. If you do ...Read More

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God Wants You to Succeed (2)

'...the Lord...has pleasure in [our] prosperity.' Psalm 35:27 NKJVIgnatius Loyola prayed, 'Teach us, Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not count the cost, to fight and not heed the wounds, to toil and not seek for rest, to labour and not ask for any reward save that of knowing we do ...Read More

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God Wants You to Succeed (1)

'...the Lord...has pleasure in [our] prosperity.' Psalm 35:27 NKJV God delights in seeing His children succeed; what good parent wouldn't? Jesus said, 'If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!' (Matthew ...Read More

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Why We Need Each Other

'...encourage the fainthearted, help the weak...' 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASA mouse looked out through a crack in a farmhouse wall and was distraught to discover a mousetrap. When he went to tell his buddies, the chicken said, 'Sorry, pal, not my problem.' The pig said, 'I'll pray for you.' The cow was busy and said, ...Read More

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Do You Mind Waiting?

'...Let...patience...do a thorough work...' James 1:4 AMPLarry Moyer tells the story of a prison warden who asked a man on death row what he would like to eat for his last meal. He said, 'A huge piece of watermelon.' The warden said, 'You must be joking! This is December. Watermelons haven't even been planted, let ...Read More

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Think About What You Think About (2)

'...He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope...' Ephesians 3:20 NLTIt's said that the king of Saudi Arabia once invited a famous golfer over for a tournament. Before the man returned home the king said, 'I'd like to give you a gift. Anything you want; name it.' ...Read More

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Think About What You Think About (1)

'What I feared has come upon me...' Job 3:25 NIVNick was a tough guy with a bad outlook. He worked on the railways. One night after all his fellow workers had gone home he accidentally locked himself in a refrigerated carriage. Worried that the temperature was below freezing, he yelled for help, but to no ...Read More

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Losers See Failure; Winners See Beyond It!

'Let your eyes look straight ahead...' Proverbs 4:25 NKJVBehind every success story you'll find sacrifices made to fulfil a dream, principles that govern lives in public and in private, the ability to turn a single victory into a system of success, and finally a relentless quest for personal growth. One Bible teacher writes, 'As a ...Read More

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When the Whistle Blows

'...You will...be led...with peace...' Isaiah 55:12 NASHave you ever felt 'checked' in your spirit when you were about to do something? Chances are, God is trying to get your attention. His promise is, '...I will make you wise... show you where to go...and watch over you.' (Psalm 32:8 NCV) A Christian couple were buying their ...Read More

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Control Your Anger

‘A wise man [uses self-control and] holds it back.’ Proverbs 29:11 AMP The Bible says, ‘A shortsighted fool always loses his temper and displays his anger, but a wise man [uses self-control and] holds it back.’ You can express anger verbally or through silence. When you use silence as a weapon to hurt someone, you’re ...Read More

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How Are Your Children Doing?

'...He [will] command his children...after him...' Genesis 18:19 NKJVAt a Promise Keepers' conference in Texas, James Ryle told this story. When he was two years old his father was sent to prison. When he was seven, authorities placed him in an orphanage. At 19, he was in a car crash that killed a friend. He ...Read More

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Surrender (3)

'...Because you say so, I will...' Luke 5:5 NIVEver notice how much energy it takes to keep a tight grip on something? Come on, you know what you're holding on to, don't you? You're in turmoil because you can't control the people or circumstances in your life. Hey, release your grip. Go ahead: surrender it ...Read More

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