Earthquake Praise

Earthquake Praise “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” — Philippians 4:4 “Many Christians have made the dramatic discovery of the ancient truth that we are called to praise God in all circumstances, and that miracles are often the result, the biggest of all usually being the melting of our heart.” — […]

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From Disappointment to Reappointment

From Disappointment to Reappointment  “He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My […]

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Taking Punches but Not Going Down

Taking Punches but Not Going Down  “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”  — 2 Corinthians 4:8 NKJ  “God, I know that if you bring me to it, you will bring me through it. I know you […]

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Made For Something More

Made For Something More  “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles.”  — Isaiah 40:31  “So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.”  — Anthony de Mello  A chicken “ain’t no” eagle.  Chickens are always looking down, […]

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The Head Edge

The Head Edge  “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”  — John 17:17  “The spiritual battle, the loss of victory, is always in the thought-world.”  — Francis Schaeffer  As you advance in levels athletically, the skill gap closes. What separates those who can play at the highest levels and those who can’t is […]

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Verbal Punches

Verbal Punches  “Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!”  —James 3:5  “Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their image on men’s souls, […]

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The Secret Place

The Secret Place  “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret…”  — Matthew 6:6 ESV  “Therefore, whether the desire for prayer is on you or not, get to your closet at the set time; shut yourself in with God; wait upon Him; […]

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A Low Whisper

A Low Whisper  “And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.”  I Kings 19:12 ESV  “God will speak to the hearts of those who prepare themselves to hear…”  —A.W. Tozer Highs and lows.  One minute we experience a victorious […]

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God Never Wastes a Wound

Day 36  God Never Wastes a Wound  “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness…”  — 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJ  “God uses…weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder […]

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The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing  “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  — Proverbs 4:23 NIV  “Satan uses all kinds of weapons to attack our hearts. For me, these attacks often come in the form of some circumstance that leads to disappointment, discouragement, or even disillusionment. In these situations, I […]

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