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Taking Delight In Obedience

(Part 1)

The Lord is always looking for willing vessels of His love. Simply start reaching out to others, and you will begin to experience greater intimacy in Your worship and a more meaningful relationship with Him. read more

No More Office Nightmares

(Part 1)

Unrealistic expectations about your workplace will bring tremendous disappointment. Nevertheless, the love of God will find you and bring you back to a place of peace, if you surrender your will to His. read more

Making the Most of a Difficult Marriage

In the Old Testament, Abigail, the wife of David, serves as a role model of someone who was victorious despite her less-than-perfect circumstances. Let her story encourage you and help you deal with any difficult situations you might face. Know that God always gives you the victory through Christ. read more

Your Calling Will Find You

(Part 1)

Let God's Word teach and guide you as to the best profession for you. Be patient, listen and let His Spirit speak to you and direct you to the best career and calling for your life. read more

Have the Mind of Christ

Our thoughts direct our actions. To live victoriously, we must align our thoughts with God's truth. When we accept Satan's lies, we forfeit the blessings of our inheritance. read more

Securing the Future

The halls of Congress are witnessing an unprecedented battle for America's moral future. Activist groups succeed when Christians remain apathetic and unwilling to take a stand. read more

When Leaders Fail You

(PART 1)

When spiritual leaders disappoint us, our trust in them is broken. Recovery requires forgiveness and faithfulness to God's ongoing commands.

READ: Ps. 37:3-8; Matt. 7:1-5; Matt. 18:21-35; Rom. 12:17-19; Gal. 6:1-2; 1 Cor. 13:4-7.
HEART ISSUE: Like love, trust reflects a choice, not an emotion. We must offer others the same grace we wish to receive.
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, heal the places in our hearts that have been wounded by those who were supposed to shepherd us. Help us to be forgiving and faithful. Amen.

(PART 2)

Church crises require disciplined tongues among those who fear the Lord. Spirit-led believers should help solve problems within the body rather than creating them.

READ: Prov. 6:16-19; Prov. 12:18; James 1:19-20; James 3:1-18; 2 Tim. 2:15-16; Titus 3:9-11.
HEART ISSUE: How can you influence others toward unity?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, we ask You, as David did, to "set a guard over [our mouths]" (Ps. 141:3-4, NIV). Give us healing words to build up the church--and keep us from tearing her down. Amen.

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Healing for Your Thoughts

Medical studies prove what the Bible established long ago--harboring negative emotions destroys one's health. Healed hearts produce healthier bodies and more fulfilled lives read more

You're Just Jealous

Personal insecurities can become springboards for jealousy if not submitted to God. Jealousy, especially between spouses, destroys intimacy and undermines spiritual growth. read more

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