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Apprehended

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:12

The Ultimate Goal of Obedience

Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does." —John 5:19

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Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. —Psalm 26:2-3

Tested and Tried

And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. —1 Kings 17:11

Coping With Sudden Change

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence. —Proverbs 3:25-26

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The earth is filled with your love, O Lord; teach me your decrees. Do good to your servant according to your word, O Lord. Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands. —Psalm 119:64-66

The Father's Plan

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. —Psalm 37:23

Humbling Ourselves

Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor! —Proverbs 6:3

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Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. —Psalm 36:5-6

Don't Trust Your Feelings

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. —John 11:43

God's Call to Humility

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. —Philippians 2:3

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I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. —Psalm 119:102-105

Living Water

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. —Psalm 69:2

Perfect Parenting

Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. —Hebrews 12:10

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Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. —Psalm 25:4-5

Be God's Standard Bearer

Is this not the fast that I have chosen?-.-.-.-That thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? —Isaiah 58:6, 7

Chosen by God

Who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood... —1 Peter 1:2

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Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. —Psalm 86:11

The Promise of Gratitude

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. —1 Peter 1:6

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Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me." —John 14:23-24

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