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05/14/2021

Wisdom Is Calling Your Name

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies, for [Your words] are ever before me. I have a better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers, because Your testimonies are my meditation. Psalm 119:97–99 (AMPC)When

05/13/2021

Learn And Grow Through The Pain

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to council is wise. Proverbs 12:15 (AMP)When you look back on the past year, is there anything you would have done differently? Did you learn any hard lessons from misunderstandings or hurtful situations? If so, congratulations! You’re a

05/12/2021

Don’t Starve; Feed Yourself

But he answered, “it is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” Matthew 4:4 (ESV)We are responsible for our own spiritual sustenance. Church is a beautiful place to come every week to hear from someone who knows the Word, who can teach and ins

05/11/2021

Just Sit With Jesus

My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her. Luke 10:41–42 (NLT)Christianity is all about relationship. Imagine if I said to my wife, “I don’t really want to do t

05/10/2021

Heart-To-Heart With Jesus

The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63 (NLT)We all know how to feed our bodies, but do we know how to feed our spirits?Jesus says He is the bread of life, and anyone who comes to Him will never hu

05/09/2021

Satisfy The Craving

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 (NLT)When I was young, my mom baked 24–30 loaves of bread per week to feed our family of seven. I can still remember like it was yesterday. I would walk through the front d

05/08/2021

Always For Your Good

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT)Let’s pretend that you love golf and you have a chance to hang out with the world’s top ranked golfer. As you head out onto the course, he off

05/07/2021

Enjoy God Every Day

Then you will delight yourself in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the high places of the earth, and I will feed you with the heritage [promised for you] of Jacob your father; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it. Isaiah 58:14 (AMP)According to Isaiah 58:14, as you learn to enjoy God, He cau

05/06/2021

Weather Every Storm With Joy And Peace

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence with in accomplishes] is… joy. Galatians 5:22 (AMPC)We all want to enjoy life. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, many assume that the only way to enjoy life is to eliminate all problems, but that’s simply not true. As long as yo

05/05/2021

Multiply Grace—God’s Favour And Ability

May grace (God’s favour) and peace… be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2 (AMPC)To experience God’s grace, you have to believe. But what do you need to believe in?When you made Jesus the leader of your life, you became

05/04/2021

Amazing Grace And Strength In Hard Times

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)We have all been through difficult times and have experienced circumstances that seemed beyond our control. I’m talking about those time

05/03/2021

You Will Prosper

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] at the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or with her; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. Psalm 1:3 (AMPC)If you are like most people, you only retain about ten

05/02/2021

How To Take Thoughts Captive

Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NKJV)2 Corinthians 10:5 gives us clear instruction on how to keep our thought-life healthy—by taking every thought captiv

05/01/2021

Think About What You Are Thinking About

Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Ephesians 4:23 (NLT)Do you ever think about what you think about? According to Cognitive Neuroscientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf, the average person thinks over 30,000 thoughts a day. If we don’t place healthy boundaries on our thinking, we leave our emoti

04/30/2021

Close The Door To Fear, Frustration And Anger

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 (NLT)What God believes about you has no effect on your life… unless you internalize His beliefs. In other wo

04/29/2021

The Power Of Repetition

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 (NKJV)We all have had the experience of being called down and criticized. For some, this was or still may be a daily occurrence. It is vital that you do not tolerate being hurt in this way.You may think that you can handle

04/28/2021

You Already Meditate, But Is It Positive?

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, all Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (NLT) We all meditate, whether we realize it or not, but few meditate on purpose.Let me give you an example. Imagine that someone makes a negative comment about your performanc

04/27/2021

Bold For A Purpose

And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation]… Ephesians 6:19 (AMP)You’re created to be courageous, but not just for any reason. There’s a purpose behind this courage, because God has placed a calling on your life.

04/26/2021

Courage Is Who You Are

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)Over the last few days, we’ve been talking about choosing courage. When I was around sixteen years old, my dad shared something with me th

04/25/2021

Courage Is Not A Feeling

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NLT) Courage is not a feeling or a personality trait. Courage is a choice.1 Corinthians tells us to be courageous, to be strong. Notice that you choose! Many times we pray for strengt

04/24/2021

Live At The Throne Of Grace

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV) How do you approach God? Do you go to Him timidly, feeling ashamed? Hebrews 4:16 says that you can go boldly to His throne. But what kind of throne is it?If it wa

04/23/2021

Bold As A Lion

The wicked flee when no one pursues them, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1 (AMP)Are you running from something?Some believers are running from the devil. They continually blame him for everything that goes wrong in their lives, when he really doesn’t have power. He’s a defeated

04/22/2021

Biblical Prescription For Stress

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 (NLT)Have you ever had a really good laugh when you’re going through a stressful time? You feel a lot better after, don’t you? Philippians 4:4–9 talks about this Bib

04/21/2021

Where Is Your Shield?

Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:16 (NKJV)When you face a stressful season, some people help and others make it worse.I call the ones who make it worse the “chicken littles” of life. They’re always worried