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2 Chronicles 33:1-25
Hezekiah was a god-fearing king who brought about reformation among the Israelites. His son Manasseh, however, was an evil ruler. He had watched his father walk with God and live according to Scripture. Yet he chose to ignore the Lord.
Manasseh worshipped false gods, even to the point of sacrificing his sons by fire in order to praise Molech. He practiced much evil--including witchcraft and sorcery-- and led Israel astray, thereby provoking God to anger. The king, al
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"There was once a man who had two sons. The younger said to his father, 'Father, I want right now what's coming to me. So the father divided the property between them.
 
It wasn't long before the younger son packed his bags and left for a distant country. There, undisciplined and dissipated, he wasted everything he had. After he had gone through all his money, there was a bad famine all through that country and he began to hurt. He signed on with a citizen there who assigned him to his fiel
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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 i
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Ways to create a positive/inspiring morning routine

Here are some easy ideas you can implement into your morning to have that positive start to the day.  Why not choose 2-3 to start tomorrow?

  1. Get up on time.

The first and most important part of creating a morning routine? Don’t hit that snooze button! Set an alarm for your ideal wake up time, and move your alarm clock or phone across the room if you need to. Once you get out of bed, you’ll be less likely to get back in again.

  1. Do

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34 Things A Righteous Woman Does

by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Although I am sure there are more, here are 34 things the LORD showed me that a Righteous Woman (a righteous bride, a daughter of Yahweh, the King of kings) does:

  1. Refreshes others by sharing the goodness of God with them in the way she lives, what she says, and what she does and doesn’t do, according to His Word 

  2. Reveals the Truth to others--first by living it, then by speaking it or other means, as the LORD leads

  3. Rejects falsehood

  4. Returns to the LORD and helps othe

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Daily Devotional: For You....

I challenge you today to begin to follow the example...begin to think of others.  Look for those opportunities where you can help someone else get ahead.  Think of those things that might be just a little bit uncomfortable for you but will have greater reward in the long run...better yet think of Christ and what you can do to continue His work to better Represent Him while you are still here on.
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...and that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.  Be prepared. You're up against far more th
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"There was once a man who had two sons. The younger said to his father, 'Father, I want right now what's coming to me. So the father divided the property between them.
 
It wasn't long before the younger son packed his bags and left for a distant country. There, undisciplined and dissipated, he wasted everything he had. After he had gone through all his money, there was a bad famine all through that country and he began to hurt. He signed on with a citizen there who assigned him to his fiel
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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: For You....

 
 

If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ,
if his love has made any difference in your life,
if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you,
 if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor:
 Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.
Don't push your way to the front;
don't sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough to lend a h
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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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Jesus said, "I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life and is, in fact, a slave. A slave is a transient, who can't come and go at will. The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.      -John 8:34-36



  As un-believers we were all the slaves of sin...but Thank God there is Freedom through Jesus Christ!  Jesus said who ever He sets Free is Free Indeed. Tha
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Daily Devotional: This Is His Show

  The Challenge:  Ask yourself what your motives are for your  actions, why are you doing it...even if it is something good.  Are you doing it because there is something in it for you?  Are you choosing to do things that satisfy your desires but ignore God's?  Submission is the key fam...get out of the spotlight there is only one star in this show.
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Today's Challenge:  Forget what it looks like and focus on the Goodness of God.  Determine that no matter what you will remain in a state of Thankfulness and Gratitude...and if you manage to do this you will find it is easier to give God the Worship and Praise He deserves.  Focus on the Goodness Fam and you will be amazed at what it does and the effect it will have on you and the people around you.  Ya Heard!
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by Jessica Gerald  

One day, as I was thinking of some different areas that frustrated me about my life, I came to a startling conclusion. Many of my so-called problems were simply a lack of self-discipline. I made a little list of improvements to incorporate. Maybe something here will help you, too. These may seem
oversimplified, but sometimes I need to get back to simplicity!

1. Regular Bedtime and Wake-up time.

When I work during the week, I am forced to comply with this. But as a teacher,

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