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Hope For Today #212 – Faith Asks For God’s Gifts!
Faith Asks For God’s Gifts! “Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are his.” (Job 12:13, CSB) When life is falling apart, how do you pray? In the midst of our cousin Job’s despair, Job gives us the hint … Continue reading
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Day 10: Honor Your Parents!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Family! Day 10: Honor Your Parents! “Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with … Continue reading
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Day 4: Discipline Our Physical Bodies!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Physical Lives! Day 4: Discipline Our Physical Bodies! “So I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. Instead, … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – God’s Expansion Plans As We Start Afresh!
As I asked people what they did when the lockdown was released, it was interesting to hear their responses. I was looking for the big plans that they had hoped and dreamed about. Most of the people responded about enjoying being back … Continue reading
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Happy Good Friday!
It’s Good Friday, 2020! For most of us, we are in lockdown – quarantined from family and friends … and our Church families. Some have found the quarantine difficult and depressing. But for us, Children of God, we have found … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 6th – Our Financial Lives!
Our Foundation for Fasting and Prayer “Jabez called on Israel’s God: “If only you would greatly bless me and increase my territory. May your power go with me to keep me from trouble, so as not to cause me pain.” … Continue reading
21 Days – Understanding Fasting and Prayer!
How Long Do I Fast? For our 21 Days fasting and prayer we have limited ourselves to just three (3) weeks. We will follow a schedule (next post) which will lead us through very intense questions for God to answer as … Continue reading
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