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06/23/2021

He Made You New

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)When Jesus died for us, He did it so our sins could be forgiven—but He also gave us a whole lot more than that.If you have given your life to Christ, He

06/22/2021

Get Familiar With God’s Promises

Oh Lord, God of Abraham Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the minds of your people, and direct and establish their hearts towards you. 1 Chronicles 29:18 (AMP)You are most confident with things that are familiar to you. When faced with the unknown, our typica

06/21/2021

Catch A Second Wind

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)Challenges in life are like marathon races. Every marathon runner knows that physical

06/20/2021

Dig Deep And Get Filled

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (NLT)When God told Joshua he was going to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land, He said these words to him four times, “Be strong and courageous.”God knows

06/19/2021

No Problem Too Big

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:10–11 (KJV)If you have made Jesus your Saviour, God’s Spirit lives in you. Romans 8:11 says that the same

06/18/2021

Trust In His Strength

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)In raising our five children, Sally and I watched them go through very typical issues that every child faces. When they were strugg

06/17/2021

Habits For Healthy Emotions

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Ephesians 4:26–27 (NLT)The Bible is filled with examples of people who made emotional decisions that ended up costing them dearly. For example, Cain killed Abel

06/16/2021

Healthy Emotional Reactions

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31–32 (NLT)When we’re overwhelmed with emotion, it’s important to ma

06/15/2021

Should We Control Our Emotions?

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit then he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 (ESV)Although experiencing emotion is healthy, we can all think of times when keeping them in check would have been a better choice. Saying something hurtful in the heat of an arg

06/14/2021

You Are What You Think

For as he thinks in his heart, so he is. Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)Your life is profoundly influenced by your thoughts. What you think of yourself controls your actions towards others, your faith in God, and how far you will go in life. Actually, your thoughts and beliefs form the basis upon which you bui

06/13/2021

Put On A New Style

You’re done with that old life, it’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. Colossians 3:9–11 (MSG)Do you struggle to feel good about

06/12/2021

Signs Of Poor Self-Esteem

He lifted me out of the pit of despair… He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalm 40:2 (NLT)How can you know when you’re holding a faulty view of yourself? Today let’s cover a few signs.Do you doubt that God loves you or wants to bless your life? Or do you fear change?

06/11/2021

Your Negative Self-Talk May Be Hurting Others

Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. Psalm 34:5 (NLT)If you have low self-esteem, it hurts only you, right? Actually, that’s not true. Identity issues have many negative consequences and they may actually cause you to treat others badl

06/10/2021

How Is Your Self-Esteem?

I am absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our master has embraced us. Romans 8:31–39 (MSG)Good self-esteem provides a s

06/09/2021

Follow His Lead

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Galatians 4:6 (NKJV)God never stops guiding you, but you won’t sense His guidance if you’re led by logic and reasoning. The way He leads you is spirit to spirit. Reasoning is powerful, bu

06/08/2021

Is God Silent?

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NKJV)There’s a common misbelief that God falls silent during certain times of our lives. Many believe that He withdraws in order to teach us som

06/07/2021

Led By Peace

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. John 10:2-4 (NKJ

06/06/2021

Directed By God Himself

Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 (NLT)So many Christians wish someone would prophesy over them or receive a special vision about their life. They’re hungry for direction from God, but do

06/05/2021

You Are Anointed!

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:14 (NLT)If you’ve been raised in church, you’ve probably heard people talk about something called the anointing. Sometimes when a pastor delivers a particularly passionate message, they’ll say, “The anointing was sure upon him to

06/04/2021

Safe Place To Land

[He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMPC)We cannot be rescued from every stressful situation. Pressure and responsibility are a part of life, but this doesn’t mean that we don’t have help.Parents who drop

06/03/2021

Hang On To Hope

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)According to Hebrews 11:1, “faith is the substance of things hoped for.” When you lose hope and begin to doubt that you can have everything God has promised you, faith stops working.You need to hang on

06/02/2021

Motivated To Really Hear

The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear. Mark 4:24 (AMPC)If you struggled with a debilitating condition with your health and had the chance to hear a lect

06/01/2021

Choose Your Moods

Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2 (NLT)Do you know anyone who is always up and happy? With a person like this, the smile never seems to leave their face, no matter what. You may know others who are even-keeled at all times. Even when everyone around t

05/31/2021

Metamorphosis

So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)In Romans 12:2, we read about the fact that God’s Word can transform you into a new