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So this devotion was birthed out of honesty. This past week, for me, I found myself in a mental space. That was just I don't know how else to put it but overloaded. Okay, so just with everything going on, everything being exposed, I was doing a ton of research, all good things to be researched. You know, doing your research, being informed, asking questions. All of those things are amazing. However, I felt like I had pieces of my mind and this topic and this topic and this one and this

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.--Matthew 5:8-9, Berean Study Bible

The LORD our God is the living Word (John 1), and all right thoughts and words come from Him.  

Since I was 10 or so, writing stories, and letters and more has come easily to me. It is one of my strongest gifts. However, years ago when I served as a supervisor over several other people, I  found one letter very hard

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by Jerry Ousley  

 

Exodus 3:1-4 “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian.  And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.  And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of the bush.  So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.  Then Moses said, ‘I will now turn aside and see this great site, why the bush does not burn.’  So when the Lord s

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He heals the brokenhearted  and binds up their wounds. --Psalm 147:3, NIV

Why does my heart hurt? I've asked myself many times through the years. Really, though, I was asking that of God. 

Gradually, as I learned more through the years of what the Word of God says, and continued to seek out true Bible-based teaching in churches and online and in books, I realized that my heart hurt because there was so much junk in it--bitterness, unforgiveness, strife, jealousy, fear, doubt, unbelief, sin-consc

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So what in the world is faith? Faith is simply acting like God is telling the truth. It's acting like it is so, even when it's not so, in order that it might be so, simply because God said so. And when we learn to move with our feet in faith based on what God has revealed we can see his power change our circumstances.

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As Ruth prepared to head to the threshing floor in the middle of the night to speak to Boaz under the cover of darkness. She's all cleaned up, she's got perfume on and she's ready to go. Let's see what happens in Ruth chapter 3. When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly uncovered his feet and lay down in the middle of the night. Something startled the man he turned and there was a woman l

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Daily Devotional: Show Him Off!!

 

 

"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,
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You Are Not A Goon Part 1

I know I'll get called a hata’. But the truth is, this is not hate. It’s love. I could not tell you the truth if I didn't love you! The truth is, it’s the enemy's goal to keep you dumb, blind, and in bondage. Then he can control you. So he uses B.E.T, movies, and music to make you think that if you read books and try to better yourself you’re a “lame” or you’re trying to be white. That’s a lie! The enemy wants you to think if you call yourself a nigga, and the bad

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We live in a society where worth and value is measured by our possessions, position, and power. So many women struggle against the strain of trying to keep up and compare themselves to other women who seem to have it all. As women, I'm sure you feel you are not worthy and valuable when what you do would be looked-down by most of society, hence the all too familiar game of comparison and feelings of being unworthy crouch upon you.
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Why wait until Thanksgiving to express your gratitude? You have the luxury of living your joyous life every single day of the year. So make it a point to recognize your blessings and remind yourself that showing gratitude for all you already have only does more to attract further blessings into your life.
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Article by Jonathan Parnell

God is faithful. We’ve all heard these words.

We’ve read them, said them, and sung them. And we’ve felt them.

God’s faithfulness is a palatable experience of his love. It’s his love tasted and seen in our history. It’s the mechanics of his love wired to fulfill his promises for our good. In fact, God’s faithfulness and his steadfast love are so closely intertwined that in Psalm 33 they’re basically the same.

The word of the Lord

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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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By Ernie and Mary Kroeger

"The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love." (1 John 4:8)
"God is love." This sentence has been quoted over and over again, but have we ever considered what this actually means? Since God is love, the very essence of His being is love. If we do not love, we do not know God, for we cannot know God without receiving His love. We may know many things about God, but that does not prove that we know Him. Loving others is the proof that we know Him.

This lov

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What you think shapes your life.

That’s because what you think shapes your behavior, which indirectly controls the way your life unfolds.

If you think you’re unlucky for example, then not only will you not take any chances, but you might also actually miss opportunities that appear. You’ll focus on things that go wrong, and this will make you feel worse about yourself.

If you think you’re bad at your job, you won’t speak up in meetings, you’ll keep your head down, and you might even be less pron

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We all expect ourselves to be spiritually perfect. To act right, stand in faith and not fall... but we hit the ground, hard. We're not alone in that. David stumbled over grief in a manner which seems to contradict his incredible faith and strength. By doing so he became an excellent emotional role model for both men and women.
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Step 1: Adopt these key mindsets to adopt to become more disciplined 

Discipline is like a mental muscle  

- stress it 

- challenge it 

- put pressure on it 

The more I run away from difficult things, the weaker my discipline becomes  - lose your fear 

- stop viewing these as hassles / ‘things I hate to do’ 

- the more you give in, the weaker you become – the harder the task or situation becomes 

The more I do things, the better I get at them  

- The more you do something, the less intimidated

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