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God Can

God Can

Take “I can’t” out of your vocabulary, and replace it with “God can!” “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:6-7 Be full of confidence not in yourself or what you can do,…

Praying for Results

Praying for Results

We must enter into an expectant spirit of prayer, knowing that, when we meet His conditions, God will hear and answer us. “Ask and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only…

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” Luke 11:1 Leonard Sweet recently wrote (on Twitter): “When my mother died, I set her Bible on a table and let it open itself. Psalm 91, to my surprise. Where does your Bible open itself?” I decided to take the fun challenge and let my Bible open by itself. It’s…

Do You Fear Failure?

Do You Fear Failure?

“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.” Psalm 118,6A (NLT) Imagine there is a big event taking place. You see many people preparing food in a kitchen, or others preparing the field. Your heart tells you to help. So, you go up to someone, and you say, “How can I help?”…

Learning To Fail and Succeed in God

Learning To Fail and Succeed in God

What fears are holding you back from boldly stepping into the abundant life God has for you? God gives us the choice of how we wish to see the obstacles and mistakes that fill our lives. Like the other choices He allows us to make, we can either listen to the world and let failure…

Our Confident Trust

Our Confident Trust

“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.”  Job 19:25 “My wife died of cancer, but I still trust in God,” the speaker said to more than 400 college students at a winter conference I attended. I was impressed that he could passionately speak of his…

All Day Long

All Day Long

Questions: How would you define hope? What is the difference between wishing and hoping? “Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long” Psalm 25:4, 5 Father in Heaven, Thank You…

Our Place of Refuge

Our Place of Refuge

“God is our refuge, and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1 Where is your place of refuge? Are you disturbed by the challenges in your daily life or by the uncertainties in the world we live in today? Do you look for security in money, status, or image? Do you seek the Lord…

A Listening Ear

A Listening Ear

Sadly, listening has become a lost art. We email and text on our cellular devices with little face-to-face communication. “In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.” 2 Samuel 22:7 “You never listen to me!” “Did…

Fruit of Goodness

Fruit of Goodness

Be blessed with active goodness that does not think to repay evil with evil but considers how to leave a blessing from the goodness of Jesus in you.  Be energized with your Father’s kindness and goodness for others. Beloved child of God, listen to your Father’s heart and his ways for you in Galatians 5:22-23,25….