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Hope For Today #221 – Faith Enjoys All God’s Goodness!
Faith Enjoys All God’s Goodness! “I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life. It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12–13, … Continue reading
Hope For Today #218 – Faith Avoids The Worthless!
Faith Avoids The Worthless! “A worthless person, a wicked man goes around speaking dishonestly, winking his eyes, signaling with his feet, and gesturing with his fingers. He always plots evil with perversity in his heart; he stirs up trouble. … Continue reading
21 Days! January 12th – We’re Asking God to Bless the Works of Our Hands!
January 12th: The Expansion of Our Careers: We’re Asking God to Bless the Works of Our Hands! Read: Genesis 12:1-3 Believe: God blesses us SO THAT we can be a blessing to others. (Love is always spelled: G-I-V-E!) Ask: So, … Continue reading
21 Days! January 11th – We’re Asking God to Grow Our Families!
January 11th: The Expansion of Our Family Lives We’re Asking God to Grow Our Families! Read: Ephesians 5:22 – 6:9 Believe: Our family relationships are the FOUNDATIONAL VIDEO of the reality of our faith. (In other words, if we cannot … 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 – When God Reboots Our Lives!
“Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Anticipating God’s Blessing!
“She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!”(Luke 1:45, HCSB) She who has believed is blessed. So often we forget that our knowing isn’t enough as a leader … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Revealing Incredible Trust!
““I am the Lord’s slave,” said Mary. “May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel left her.” (Luke 1:38, HCSB) I am the Lord’s slave. Attitude is the key to our spiritual altitude. We see … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Don’t Despair!
“Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer … Continue reading
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