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Day 18: Give Me a Working Attitude; Reward Me With Good!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Vocational Lives! Day 18: Give Me a Working Attitude; Reward Me With Good! “Don’t work only while being watched, as people-pleasers, but as slaves of … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – God Is Looking After You
“So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; it lies between … Continue reading
Magnificent Marriage Monday – When Leadership Fails!
“Abram’s wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar. Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Tuned In To God’s Heart!
“When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.” (Luke 2:39, NASB95) When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord. Disciples are focused on pleasing … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – When God Asks What Displeases Us!
“God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named. And I will make a … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesdays – Staying Tuned Into the Spirit!
“Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law, Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said: Now, Master, … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Attitude’s Key to Discipleship!
“And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His slave girl; For behold, from this time on all generations will count … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Exploding in Praise!
“And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior, because He has looked with favor on the humble condition of His slave. Surely, from now on all generations … 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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