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Day 7: Develop Understanding!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Intellect! Day 7: Develop Understanding! “Counsel in a person’s heart is deep water; but a person of understanding draws it out.” (Proverbs 20:5, CSB) God has … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Forgiving Iniquity, Rebellion, and Sin!
Messing up. Ugh! We’ve all done it and, to be honest, sometimes the biggest problem is just being discovered. Don’t misunderstand me. The worst thing is failing. But the problem is, when we have to tell someone what we did, … Continue reading
Hope For Today – Being Compassionate and Gracious!
What is the first thing you remember about your dad? Is it his laugh, his smile, his anger, his grumpiness? First remembrances are often the most powerful ones … and they have the tendency to shape our life memories. I’m … Continue reading
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Magnificent Marriage Monday – Leveraging Our Platform!
“Then he said, “Since I have ventured to speak to my lord, suppose twenty are found there?” He replied, “I will not destroy it on account of twenty.” Then he said, “Let my lord not be angry, and I will … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Impaired Faith-Vision
“And he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Insider Information!
“There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Attitude and Character!
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph … Continue reading
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Magnificent Marriage Monday – Holding the Line Through Intimacy With God!
“When mankind began to multiply on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of mankind were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves. And the Lord said, … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – When God’s Ability and Spirit-Filling Meet!
“Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and provided redemption for His people.” (Luke 1:67–68, HCSB) Then his father Zechariah was filled with … Continue reading
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