Year: 2019

Each New Year offers time to reflect and move forward in God’s purpose and promises in your life. May these prayers offer you hope, comfort and peace in the coming year. Let’s declare this together for the New Year: Today (and this year), I will face ____________ with the courage that the Lord provides for …

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We are looking today at the subject of forgiveness. To forgive a person who has hurt you deeply may be the greatest challenge you ever face and the greatest gift you ever give. Imagine standing right next to a hurdle on a racetrack. You are right up against it. You can’t jump a hurdle from …

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Forgiveness is a fruit of life in Christ. This is a distinguishing mark of all who are in Christ, which is why the Lord teaches us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us” (Matthew 6:12). With this in mind, think for a moment about how and when …

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Merry Christmas! Below is a compilation of some of our favorite Christmas quotes about what this season means for us as Christians. Enjoy! The Incarnation “The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the …

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Do you ever feel like you just aren’t enough? Like there isn’t enough of you to go around and no matter how much effort you pour out, there is always something lacking? I do. Some days I wonder why I am feeling so overwhelmed and anxious, and then it hits me. It’s this nagging sense …

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If you are a “New Year’s resolution” kind of a person, the following scenario is probably quite familiar to you: you commit to losing those extra pounds, exercising more; you resolve to be kinder to your spouse, to have more patience with your children.  You “will yourself” to do more, be more.  And typically, it …

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Do you ever feel restless in your spirit? Is there something you want, something you’re waiting for, or something you feel like you’ll never have? Contentment does not come easy, especially when there are circumstances in your life tempting you to want something better. Oh how our hearts love to covet … but Christ has …

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Do you remember making your Christmas list as a child? Do you remember how, each year, there was one gift that stood above them all? And do you remember how you felt when that “one gift” was unwrapped? Like the child who has seen his hopes come true on Christmas morning, Isaiah 40 has come …

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I’ve never met a single person who wants to live a bad life. That’s because everyone wants to live the good life. We all long to be blessed. The problem is, people in our world have very different perceptions of what exactly the good life is. Is the good life the wealthy life? Is the …

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When anxiety or fear or discouragement or confusion abounds, the silent monologue within our hearts boils down to this one question: “What reason do I have for hope right now?” This is why Psalm 130 is so striking. The title says it all: My Soul Waits for the Lord. In it, we find five clear reasons Christians …

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