Who knows? God knows! Deuteronomy 29:29 NKJV The Bible says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5 NKJV). That Scripture is easy to quote but hard to live by, especially when tragedy and loss touch our lives and we don’t understand why. There are times Read More →

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Experiencing fear and faith Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV Any time you attempt something for the first time, or something you’ve failed at before, or something you think is too big for you, you’ll experience both fear and faith. They go together. One will win out over the other, but they never go away. Because Israel had Read More →

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Beware of flattery Proverbs 27:21 NIV The English word flatterer comes from a French term that means “to pat, smooth, or caress.” So a flatterer is someone who will pat you on the back with one hand, and in some cases, knife you in the back with the other. Flattery is something a person will Read More →

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Seek to glorify God (4) Philippians 1:29 NLT Think of Gethsemane, the garden where Jesus Himself wrestled with the will of God. “Take this cup from me” (Mark 14:36 NIV). It was a reference to the cup of wrath. Jesus knew He’d have to drink it to the dregs. But before He did, He asked His Father if He Read More →

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Seek to glorify God (3) 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV There are two “whatever” verses in Scripture. Both include the phrase “whatever you do.” (1) “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23 NIV). Your goal in life should be to love what you work at, and work Read More →

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Let others see God in you! Zechariah 8:23 NKJV The prophet Zechariah writes, “Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord…saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you’” (vv. 22-23 NKJV). When people see God at work in your life, they’ll be drawn to you. It happened Read More →

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Don’t “turn a blind Eye” Matthew 25:32 NKJV The Bible says: “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King Read More →

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Pray for God’s favor Psalm 5:12 NIV When you ask someone for a favor, you’re generally asking for something they don’t owe you. The Bible says of God: “You bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor.” This word “righteous” doesn’t mean flawless, otherwise none of us would qualify! It means to be clothed in “the Read More →

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Position yourself to receive Proverbs 12:15 NLT Positioning yourself to receive – makes all the difference! For example, as you read this, if you position yourself to receive by saying to the Lord, “I will take action on what You show me,” you’ll benefit more than if you read it just to be motivated or inspired. To Read More →

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Chosen and appointed by God  Hebrews 1:3 NIV Are you so focused on your troubles that you’ve forgotten what God’s Word says: “Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”? (Psalm 23:6 KJV). We know about Job’s troubles, but we tend to forget they were just for a short season in Read More →

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