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Hope For Today #227 – Faith Thanks God For Success!
Faith Thanks God for Success! “If you have raced with runners and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in a peaceful land, what will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?” … Continue reading
Hope For Today #223 – Faith Clings to King Jesus!
Faith Clings to King Jesus! “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— a Spirit of wisdom and understanding, a Spirit of counsel and strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2, CSB) … Continue reading
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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 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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21 Days! January 15th – We’re Asking God to Renew Our Minds!
January 15th The Expansion of Our Intellectual Lives We’re Asking God to Renew Our Minds! Read: Romans 12:1-21 Believe: In order to expand our lives, our thoughts must become God-sized! (Choosing to think like our King Jesus means we look … 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
Faith Filled Friday – Sins of the Father
“So Isaac settled in Gerar. When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he feared to say, “My wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place should kill me because … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – When God Answers!
“The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – Faith Embraces God’s Declared Will!
“And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” God said, “No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as … Continue reading
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