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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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Turn-Around Tuesday – Happy Wife, Happy Life?
“Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it … 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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Train Them Thursday – Choices Reveal Our Character!
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – God Is On The Case!
“He has done a mighty deed with His arm; He has scattered the proud because of the thoughts of their hearts; He has toppled the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly. He has satisfied the hungry with … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Denial Leads to Our Destruction!
“Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – When God Takes It Away!
“Therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the … Continue reading
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