You Need Faith

'Faith is the substance of things hoped for...' Hebrews 11:1 NKJVYou don't need faith unless you're hoping for something. Hope establishes the goal; faith is the bridge that gets you to it. There's no need to build a bridge if you're not going anywhere. But if you're going after something you can't reach on your ...Read More

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You Are Under God’s Protection

'He...shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.' Psalm 91:1 NKJVWhat is 'the shadow of the Almighty'? In the wilderness where Israel wandered for forty years, temperatures could get up to 50 or 55 degrees Celsius. There was no shade except what was provided by the tents in which the people lived. So they understood ...Read More

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Knowing God’s Voice

'...His sheep follow him because they know his voice.' John 10:4 NIVHere are seven occasions when knowing God's voice is all-important: (1) Hearing from God before you entertain the ideas of others. Why? Because their ideas are not His commands. Don't make commitments and end up bound by promises you can't keep. You must love ...Read More

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Find a Mentor. Become a Mentor.

'...The works that I do [you] will do also...' John 14:12 NKJVJesus was the perfect mentor. He told His disciples, 'The works that I do [you] will do also.' If you want to reach the fullness of your God-given potential, ask God for the right mentors. You will always go further with a good mentor ...Read More

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Dealing with Adversity (2)

'...God led you through the wilderness...to prove your character...' Deuteronomy 8:2 NLTGod led the children of Israel through the wilderness: 'to prove [their] character, and... find out whether or not [they] would obey His commandments.' They could choose to perish there, or trust Him to bring them safely to the Promised Land. One author writes: ...Read More

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Dealing with Adversity (1)

'...Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy.' James 1:2 TLBLori Schneider is one of very few women to climb Mt. Everest - yet another step on a climb she started ten years earlier when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Terrified, but determined to achieve her goal, she quit her ...Read More

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Relationship Based on Rules

'Blessed are those...who walk according to the law of the Lord.' Psalm 119:1 NIVPsalm 119, the longest psalm in the Bible, with 176 verses, is a love song to God's law. But you'll never understand the Psalmist's enthusiasm about a moral code until you think about children playing near a cliff's edge. Without a fence, ...Read More

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Stop Condemning Yourself

'Who is he who condemns?...' Romans 8:34 NKJVStop being mad at yourself because you're still struggling in certain areas. When it comes to an area of your life that needs improvement, be concerned about it, but not consumed with it. You are always going to be working on something, so learn to separate your 'who' ...Read More

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The Importance of Habit (2)

'...Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.' Jeremiah 13:23 NIVThe founder of one of the world's most successful companies said, 'The individual who wants to reach the top must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him, and hasten to ...Read More

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