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Tell God Your Hurts

(PART 1)


Some of life's events can bring us such excruciating pain that we end up carrying the weight of them inside us for years. But God's Word can give us hope for the future and teach us how to receive inner cleansing and healing. read more

Discipline: the Path to Joy

(PART 1)
 

Most of the time, we look at trials as a nuisance, a bother and even a curse. But God's Word tells us to "count it all joy" when we fall into various trials, trusting that God has a special perspective—a divine perspective—that will change the way we view our trials and change our lives in a profound way.

Carry the Banner

We live in a nation of varying and conflicting beliefs. It is a time in history when we must not only be aware of what these beliefs are, but more importantly, we must be certain of what we believe and should be standing for as believers in Christ. God's Word will help us to do that boldly, strongly and effectively. read more

The Master is Merciful

(PART 1)


We encounter situations daily when we might not always measure up how others think we should, or how we ourselves think we should. But through it all, God and His love for us are still the same. We are still loved unconditionally and are still covered and protected by His awesome presence!

READ: Deut. 31:6; Deut. 33:12; Ps. 145:8-9; Matt. 11:29; John 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:1-4.
HEART ISSUE: Pause and luxuriate in the truth that the Lord loves you very much. It matters not what others think. You are precious to the Lord. Search His Word and you will encounter much proof.
PRAYER FOCUS: Lord Jesus, I thank You for dying for me on the cross so that I may live eternally with You. Thank you for loving me through life's successes and failures and for always being with me. Let me never forget Your kindness or take for granted your new mercies each day. Amen.

(PART 2)


No matter how far we fall short of doing the right thing (and doing it well in our own eyes and in the eyes of others), the Lord is faithful. He is with us, and will lovingly correct and restore us when we fail. God's Word testifies to His unfailing, unconditional love for us. This gives us great hope as we walk through the demands of daily life.


READ: Ex. 34:6; Lam. 3:22-23; Ps. 23; Ps. 100: 5; Ps. 103:4; Ps. 117:2.
HEART ISSUE: In your prayer time, take a walk down memory lane and recall times when the Lord's kindness and mercies were present in your life. Thank Him that He is still the same kind and merciful Lord today.
PRAYER FOCUS: Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your mercies that are new every morning. Your kindness and love are sustaining me, empowering me at all times, and lifting me up. I am so grateful that You are in my life, and I give praise to You. In Your precious and powerful name, Amen.

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When Do I Get There?

God is involved in the process of your transition, but He also desires that the end result be the best one for you. His Word is filled with wisdom and insight about the changes He has for you. He will guide you and sustain you as He moves you to your next level of intimacy and anointing. read more

Keep Your Heart Ablaze

(Part 1)


Are you on fire for God? If not, why not? Are you doing anything to cultivate your excitement for Him? Let His Word show you how to nurture the fire and keep it going. read more

The Roots of Unbelief

(Part 1)


As a believer, how is your heart toward God? Of course, you love Him, but how persuaded are you that He loves you and desires to bless you? His Word reveals the truths that will help you guard your heart against doubt and unbelief, so that you may fully enter in to all that He has for you through Christ Jesus! read more

The Same Faith

(Part 1)


God wants you to trust Him entirely for everything. For this, you will need the guidance of His Word. It will instruct, guide and build you in the faith, so that you can trust a great God for great things—even the miraculous! read more

Guard Your Glory

(Part 1)

As a believer in Jesus Christ, you carry His glory within you. Are you protecting it though? Or are you subjecting it to the corruption of culture? Let God's Word help you guard your glory—His nature within you—so that you will be His pure vessel. read more

Your Season of Destiny


(Part 1)

You are living in a time and season when God is moving powerfully against evil. As a follower of Christ, you are a part of His powerful army. As His vessel, you have the privilege of carrying His glory wherever you go. read more

Restoring the Feminine Soul


(Part 1)


Regardless of circumstances or people who may be working to malign your dignity and self-worth, you can learn who you are in Christ through God's Word. His truth will give you victory over such things as depression and low self-esteem. read more

The Fight is On!

(Part 1)


The wiles of the devil are many, and we face them daily. God's Word arms us with faith that prepares and equips us every day to fight back and to win life's battles. read more

God at the Office

(Part 1)


Women in the market place are discovering that to be successful they need to embrace the mind-set that God is everywhere—omnipresent and capable of empowering them for success in the real world beyond the church's walls. read more

Prayer that Shakes the Earth

(Part 1)


God not only desires that you be in right standing—walking in righteousness—with Him, He also expects you to do something (from your place of relationship with Him) to advance His kingdom. His Word will equip you to be an agent of change in the lives of others. Get ready to take exciting action! read more

How to Resist Compromise


We are surrounded by cultural pressures on a daily basis, urging us to "water down" what we believe and to compromise our very practices of the Christian faith. The story of Daniel is a powerful example of how to maintain your integrity in the midst of cultural forces that would pull you away from your faith. read more

Seven Secrets to Keeping Your Joy

(PART 1)

Are certain people or circumstances getting you down? Consider the fact that the Lord really is in charge. It is the Holy Spirit who should lead you and "make your day," not the whims or moods or others or the circumstances you face. read more

Which Bible is Right for You?

THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN PINPOINTING THE PERFECT BIBLE IS TO DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED.


The choice is easy once you've identified your specific requirements. The following three basic questions--who, how and what--are designed to help you in choosing the appropriate Bible.

Who is the Bible for?
How will the Bible be used? read more

Heal Us with Your Power

(PART 1)


We read about God healing many people in the Bible, but we forget that God still heals today! His Word proclaims and reveals this valuable truth. read more

The Daughters' Inheritance

(Part 1)

Despite the fact that women have often been denied their rightful place in ministry, God has created His daughters on an equal level with men. His Word shows that He has empowered them to be bold, and He has commissioned them to take the land for His kingdom. read more

Wired for Relationships

(PART 1)

You and I were created to have godly relationships with others. The Holy Spirit, who gives us wisdom in all things, will empower and guide us in establishing and maintaining healthy associations that will last. read more

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