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Daily Devotional: Shine Baby!!!

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"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, th
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I believe the Bible is the manual for life. It teaches how we treat others, how to be a good 

citizen, and a good spouse. I also believe in teaching how to live a long healthy life with less disease and illness. Yeah, I know. The Bible is old. Nowadays we have a lot of advancements in medicine and nutrition. But I believe the bible contains wisdom and knowledge from Yahweh himself. And I believe this knowledge is timeless. People read and study the bible for spiritual issues, learn how to be a

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"You know the next commandment pretty well, too: 'Don't go to bed with another's spouse.' But don't think you've preserved your virtue simply by staying out of bed. Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt." Matthew 5:28 (The Message)


Don't get it twisted fam! A lot of the time we like to play with fire hoping that we don't get burned. You know what I mean...those long stares, those up and down looks. Je
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Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!  Psalm 32:11
 
 
  Rejoicing!  Did you know that rejoicing begins as a choice and not as a response to circumstances?  It's why we can celebrate who and what God is and what He has done for us even in unpleasant circumstances.  What's more is that when we choose to rejoice it really confuses the enemy and it makes people want to know what it is that we have that they don't.  Making the choice to rejoice al
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Am I A Wise Woman?


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by Olawale Ogunsola  

"Wisdom is the principal thing"
Therefore get wisdom. " Proverbs 4:7 a-b. New King James Version. (NKJV)
Since creation, the roles of wisdom in the affairs of mankind cannot be over-flogged. Both in the life of a man and a woman who are created in the image and likeness of God their Creator. Confirm this in Genesis 1:26.

As a woman, it is not a difficult thing to know whether or not you are wise. You only need to look at yourself closely well and ask yourself salient quest

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Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.
1 Timothy 4:11-14 (The Message)
 

It's all about Representation. Jesus came to Represent the father and r
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by chris benjamin  

I want to let you know you are doing a great job fathers of the this great nation and worldwide, but there is more to be accomplished with our time here. We must beat the drum for Championship Fathering! As you know God has called us fathers to do more than stand on the sidelines and watch our families fall apart and fail. It truly is time for all us fathers to plant our feet in the ground and make a stand to guide the physical, mental, and spiritual destiny of our families

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In the same way I was with Moses, I'll be with you. I won't give up on you; I won't leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don't get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you're going. And don't for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of min
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Daily Devotional: Rep The King

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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17

 Whatever you do...in both your words and your actions do them in the Name of Christ and do it in such a way that brings both Glory and Honor to God!  Forget your empty rituals and traditions...let go of your relics and outward religious displays.


Today's Challenge:  Pretend that you can't use words to share the Gospel...how would you sp
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27




  So you say that you have good religion...really...prove it.  Why is it so easy for us to believe and trust God for the things that "we" need and lose sight that we are supposed to be equally or more concerned about our brothers and sisters.  How is it that we are able to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to th

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by Donya Gilmore  

Woman, lady, female, miss, Mrs., or madam, whatever you title yourself to be you are a woman or are you? What is the true meaning of a woman? What is she created to be? What are her true qualities and characteristics?
God's created plan for a woman is a spectacular and phenomenal being. She is filled with inner beauty and grace. For she knows that her exquisiteness lies not in skin, hair, figure or attire but in the treasures of her Spirit. She is as her creator, wise, glori

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Daily Devotional: Who Are You?

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A bystander said, "Master, will only a few be saved?"
He said, "Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you'll sit down to God's salvation banquet just because you've been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you're going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you'll find the door locked and the Master saying
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Posted by Dat Other Hip Hop in flame, God's Grace, goodness to repentance, hip hop devotion

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom 6:23



  Another word for wages is cost or price.  The price of sin is death.  Many people have heard this statement before, but like Eve in the Garden of Eden, many of them fall for that old "You're not really going to die" trick.  We mistake God's Grace period and actually think that we will never have
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Daily Devotional: Rep The King

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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17

 Whatever you do...in both your words and your actions do them in the Name of Christ and do it in such a way that brings both Glory and Honor to God!  Forget your empty rituals and traditions...let go of your relics and outward religious displays.


Today's Challenge:  Pretend that you can't use words to share the Gospel...how would you spell o
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Sisterhood of Yesterday

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by Heather Sargent  

When did it become an 'every mother for herself' world? Didn't it used to be a sisterhood of women raising their children together once upon a time?


I think often of what that would be like. To have the women in your life around you supporting you and befriending you. And how you would do the same for them. I imagine children playing while their moms sit together giggling about what silly thing their husband said to them this morning. Or how little Johnny got in trouble
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God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand.
   I'm an open book to you;
      even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking.
   You know when I leave and when I get back;
      I'm never out of your sight.
   You know everything I'm going to say
      before I start the first sentence.
   I look behind me and you're there,
      then up ahead and you're there, too—
      your reassuring presence, coming and going.
   This is too much, too wonderful—
      I can't take it all in!
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Place Your Life Before God
  So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and q
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  I'm speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it's important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

  In this way we are like the various p
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 Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.  Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.   Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears
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Here are 7 suggestions to take your summer to the next level!

1. Volunteer. Walk dogs, drive food for Meals on Wheels, babysit for free for a single mom, ask around how you can serve those in your community!

2. Take a break from social media. Help center and refocus yourself by going offline for a while.

3. Try out different spiritual disciplines. Here are a few of them to give a go: prayer, confession, meditation, fasting, worship, study, rest, solitude, giving, serving.

 4. Go somewhere y

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