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Contend for Your Promise


Do you ever feel as if you are in a season of perpetual winter, when everything in your life seems cold and dreary and there is no sign of spring in view? Perhaps you are experiencing health, relational or financial problems, and the promises of God appear to be lying dormant rather than coming to fruition as you had thought they would.

If you are going through difficult circumstances that appear to threaten the fulfillment of your destiny, you can relate to the biblical character Tamar, who was the wife of Judah's oldest son, Er (see Gen. 38:6-30). Tamar was truly a victim of negative circumstances. Not long after she was married, God judged her husband to be wicked and put him to death.

According to Jewish custom, Tamar was then given as a wife to Onan, her husband's brother, so that he could produce offspring for Er. But because Onan refused to fulfill his duty, God put him to death also. read more

Heart-Healthy Living

(PART 1)

God has equipped us with all that is necessary to lead disciplined lives. His Word gives us guidelines that will safeguard our health--spiritually, physically and emotionally. read more

The Joy of Christ

(PART 1)

The Lord desires for us to have His joy. We can have this experience as we obey Him and give up our own wills in order to live in humility and holiness as Jesus did. read more

God's Perfect Timing

(PART 1)

Two words God uses to answer prayer are "never" and "always." God says we must never be afraid because He is with us. And because He is with us, we must always stand firm in our faith. read more

When Forgiveness Seems Impossible

When God forgives our sins, He does so totally and completely. He wipes the slate clean. Now He wants us to offer that same total forgiveness to others. read more

I Found Safety in the Storm

God's purpose for the storms in our lives is to make us grow stronger. When storms come, we need to remember God's goodness, trust Him and put down deeper roots of faith. read more

What Does Jesus Say About Women?

(PART 1)

The role of women in the church has been limited by a misunderstanding of Paul's letters. But Jesus, not Paul, is the head of the church. We need to take our cue from Christ--His teachings and His example. read more

When We Praise Him

When we praise God, He rewards us with His presence--which is where we find power and provision to meet our every need. read more

Growing in God Together

God brings special Christians into our lives to mentor us toward spiritual maturity. He intends for us to turn around and share the wisdom we learn as mentors for others. read more

Going it Alone

It is good to have spiritual mentors. But when trying times come--and they will--our dependency is to be on Christ, not other people. read more

Women of God, Arise!

God is calling women in leadership to use their gifts and talents to mentor and minister to other women in the body of Christ. We need to be prepared to heed that call. read more

God and the Voting Booth

As Christians, we have a responsibility to vote in the upcoming elections--not according to race, political party or man's wisdom, but according to righteousness and God's Word. read more

Going Deep in God

(PART 1)

The daily concerns of our lives can bog us down to the point that we forget our true dependence is on God. Day by day, minute by minute, we need to abandon the details of our lives to Him. read more

Help! I Married the Wrong Man

God knows us better than we know ourselves--and better than we know our spouses. We need to trust the Lord and ask His blessing on the marriage relationship He has ordained. read more

How to Receive from Heaven

(PART 1)

What we speak through our mouths reveals what we believe in our hearts. When we lift our faith to God, His Spirit changes us on the inside. As a result, our speech is transformed and we begin to bear witness to the fact that our hope is not in ourselves but in our God. read more

God Didn't Call You to be a Doormat!

Christians often suggest that God created women to be frail and quiet. But biblical submission is not about weakness or silence.

According to self-proclaimed relationship expert Laura Doyle, "something magical" happened when she decided to "surrender control" in her marriage. She stopped doing the family finances. She started cooing "Whatever you think" when her husband wanted her opinion.

She decided that the way to secure happiness in marriage was to become "a surrendered wife." Then she started organizing clubs all over the country to teach other women how to, as she says, "relinquish control." read more

Love Your Enemies

(PART 1)

It is difficult to forgive other people for their failures. But when Jesus tells us to love our enemies, He will give us the love that He demands. read more

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    Break every stronghold with the power of the Holy Spirit. Use the power of your tongue to declare and decree the Word of God. Witness heaven move on your behalf.

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