Appealing to Those in Authority

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In life, each and every person will be under some kind of authority. Yet, “authority” is often misunderstood. Those in authority bear great responsibility. God has placed these people in our lives to help us — either to direct our lives or to help us learn life lessons. The good news is that God is able to work through all of these. Our responsibility is to learn what our role is, change if we Read More

Finding Confidence in the Desert

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Saul was jealous of David and all his successes, so he pursued him relentlessly for a long period of time. David had his chances to kill Saul and claim the throne that God had promised him, but he refused. He remained a faithful servant of God and waited upon the Lord to rescue him, except for a season when David separated himself from God. Living in the Desert It isn’t common knowledge, Read More

Ways to Soothe Disputes

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Family feuds are a part of life. They involve people who were once amiable, but who are now somewhat antagonistic and miles apart. These feuds are sometimes caused by major breakdowns, but more often, they are caused by cuts and scrapes that become infected. Never Underestimate Minor Tribulations How many relationships have been broken because of a minor and often foolish problem? An untrue Read More

How to Grow in the Stretch

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Sometimes, God wants to build our faith like building muscles so God will stretch our faith. Nobody likes to be stretched because there is a tug-of-war of what we should do and what we should not do. We do not like to be stretched because it forces us to make a decision. We have to understand that if God is stretching a portion of our life, it is best to cooperate with Him because God is up to Read More

Discovering Your Success Potential

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God-Given Treasures The Bible says our dreams, hopes and potentials are God-given treasures: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves” (2 Cor. 4:7). God is saying to us that He put the treasure of dreams, hopes, vision and a potential for success in each one of us. When we realize this, we should Read More

Discovering Hidden Opportunities

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Life happens and what you see depends upon your perspective. God has many more opportunities available for us in the future and He wants us to discover what they are, but it all depends on our perspective. What are you seeing? What are you looking for? God will lay out opportunities for us in our future. I am hoping that we can recognize those opportunities and take advantage of them. But it depends Read More

Seeing and Hearing Again

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Eyes to See The Pharisees were trained and schooled to recognize God, to hear His voice and to know what God was saying. They looked for something that was so obviously close, but never saw Him. When He actually came on that Christmas, they did not even recognize Him. In fact, even when He spoke, they hardened their hearts and said, “No, that’s not true!” The Bible says our hearts, Read More

When Your Marriage is Sinking

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God’s Desire “Lift up your tired hands and strengthen your trembling knees. Keep walking on straight paths so that the lame foot may not be disabled, but instead be healed. Try to be at peace with everyone and try to live a holy life …” (Heb. 12:12-14). God’s highest, utmost desire is always to restore. That’s His greatest purpose for any of us, and He especially wants to restore Read More