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by Alan Allegra  

Practice Non-Random Acts of Kindness
“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see” (Anonymous).

You have probably seen the bumper sticker that reads, “Practice Random Acts of Kindness.” The point is that acts of kindness will neutralize random acts of violence. Biblically, acts of kindness are not meant to be random, but via the Holy Spirit, they are to be a way of life (Galatians 5:22).

“Kindness” has been defined as “benevolence in action.” It is basic

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You have probably seen the bumper sticker that reads, Practice Random Acts of Kindness. The point is that acts of kindness will neutralize random acts of violence. Biblically, acts of kindness are not meant to be random, but via the Holy Spirit, they are to be a way of life (Galatians 5:22).
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by Lorraine Taylor  

"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went to a solitary place, where He prayed." Mark 1:35

My daily practice has been to follow what Jesus modeled; rising early, in a darkened, quiet, nurturing relationship with Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.

Solitude, in the union of holy presence, fills me with renewal and spiritual vigor.

I have discovered my days flow smoother in maintaining this habit, which has become my most importan

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Hey men, I'm here to talk to you today and just challenge you a little bit from the Word of God. The Bible tells us in Micah  6:8

It says...

 

He has told you, mortal one, what is good;

And what does the Lord require of you

But to do justice, to love [a]kindness,

And to walk [b]humbly with your God?

 

Now I want to look at this first part where it says to do justly. What does that mean and as a man, what Does that mean to for us? To me to do justly means to do what is right to do what's right in

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Daily Devotional: Never Give Up

Welcome to today's encouragement. Today's reading titled never give up was written by Patricia Rabin. Time went by. War came in that's how Bishop Semi-Nego of the Kaliko people of south sudan described delays in his church's long struggle to get the Bible in their own language. Not one word in fact had ever been printed in the Calico language. Decades earlier Bishop Nego's grandfather had courageously started a bible translation project, but war and unrest kept halting the effort.

 

Yet, despite

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We don't say ``, I shall not want'', because we have everything we desire. We say it because God is fulling every void in our life with Himself. I want to share some thoughts on one of the most popular verses in the Bible. Psalm. 23:1, The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want Psalm 23:1 ESV. Through this simple illustration of God being our Shepherd we see how God tenderly takes care to provide, guide and protect us.

 

Interestingly enough, this Psalm was written by King David, who was once a s

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Romans 8:26–27 Do you ever struggle with knowing what to pray for? Sometimes we can think our prayers are too self-centered, too vague, or not important enough to present to our big God. And then there are times when we just don’t know what to say at all. This is not a reason to be frustrated, embarrassed, or worried. Instead it’s a reminder of a profound truth about prayer—you never do it alone. Watch today’s video for encouragement about your prayer life!
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Daily Devotions for Men - Attitude

I want to begin with Psalms 32:2

 

New American Standard Bible

How blessed is a person whose guilt the Lord does not take into account,And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

 

The word “spirit here is the Hebrew word “ruach”, which means spirit, breath demon, spirit, spirit of God. It also means mental disposition, and in here we can accurately translate an attitude. Mental disposition is attitude. The word attitude is not found in the Bible, but we understand this concept. Let me read it to yo

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Proverbs 21:2 “My way or the highway!” Sometimes we can have that attitude when making decisions. But what is driving that mindset? We may not always know why we act this way. But God does! He checks the motive of our hearts. When we’re planning our lives and making decisions, we should ask God to reveal our hearts and flush out our motives.
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Joshua 1:8 gives insight on how we can have good success. The verse says that we must meditate in the Word day and night. Meditation is the process of chewing on the Word. To ponder, think aloud, consider continuously and utter something repeatedly. As you do this, your life will be blessed with increased faith, wisdom, success and victory over sin.
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And so I suppose, all of us, at some time or another have, been frustrated that we've been discouraged and, that we've been tempted to quit we tried hard, but we didn't immediately get the results. We expected. Therefore, we declare you know what I tried it didn't work. I quit now, who am I talking to out there? I tried didn't work, so I quit

The struggles of life have pilfered the life out of your life and you don't know where to turn and quite honestly, you don't know, if faith is worth the ri

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Today we're gon na meditate on a passage from the Book of Jeremiah chapter 17, verses 7 & 8.

 

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not [a]fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

Another word for anchored is rooted, and I love what the

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Men really do matter. Men are critical to the well-being of their families, to the strength of their churches, and to the order of our culture and our society. It is critical that men understand this unique and special place and responsibility that God has given us. That doesn't make us better than women, but the reason God created Adam first was that he would bear the shoulder of responsibility. The key to manhood is responsibility under God, and so God set a man aside, Adam, to give him instru

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Daily Devotional: Love -vs- Sex

 
 
Love Love Love Love So Lovely...

There's more to sex than mere skin on skin.
Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact.
As written in Scripture, "The two become one."
Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master,
we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment
and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—
the kind of sex that can never "become one."
 
There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others.
In sexual sin we violate the sacredness
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Daily Devotional: Got Word?

 

 

“Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
 
 
  If ya wanna be healthy and grow in your relationship with God...it's gonna be kind of hard if you don't spend some time reading and digesting His Word.  We all seem to be busy most of the time and often it is our reading and study time that gets cut.  Take the time and make the time to read and study...this is the technological age get your word on cd or in mp3 fo
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Daily Devotional: A Higher Love

 

 

 But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced  the Sadducees, 
  they gathered themselves together. One of them, a lawyer, 
  asked Him a question, testing Him,
 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?"
  And He said to him, " 
 
'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, 
AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'
 
 
 "This is the great and foremost commandment.
 "The second is like it, 
 
   'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
   "On these t
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