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Thy Will Be Done

Although God never changes, our lives are constantly changing, particularly as we pray Thy will be done. If I am going to receive the gift of joy in the midst of change, I need to have an open heart and mind. See, I need to decide what will never change in my life and then […]

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A Firm Foundation

Alan Shepherd, the first American astronaut, was once asked by a reporter, “What is the number one thing you are counting on in your first voyage?” Alan Shepherd replied, “I am depending on the fact that God’s laws never change.” Aren’t you glad the law of gravity doesn’t reverse itself every other day? Aren’t you […]

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Lift up God’s Name

The purpose of the church is to lift up the name of Jesus Christ. One day, the names of all the famous people who are alive today will be completely forgotten. Just think about that for a moment. The names of all the movie stars, all the rock stars, all the presidents, princes, and kings […]

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The Voice of Truth

As Caleb wandered through the dessert with the rest of Israel for forty years, I’m sure he heard that small voice say, “Give up, you’ll never be back in the Promised Land.” But he spoke words of faith and truth. “I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out. I’m just […]

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Holding on to the Promise

Caleb had stepped foot into the land God promised and experienced, in his place of destiny, the beauty of the rolling hills. He had tasted the perfect grapes and the sweet honey. He had danced in the sacred land for a few brief and brilliant moments, only to be pulled out to wander in the […]

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Living from our Convictions

When we live from our convictions it produces passion. In Joshua 14:7 Caleb said, “I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the LORD, sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions.” Caleb recalls when he first stepped onto the Promised […]

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The Dance

When my daughter was four or five years old, we were at a restaurant that had a live band. I looked up and there she was dancing right next to the band all by herself. She was spinning around with a huge smile on her face. I’ve always remembered that picture of pure joy. She […]

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Compassion

What do you say to a friend who turns away from God instead of towards God as a result of hardship and suffering? That happens a lot. Some of the people that I know who are closest to God have gone through a lot of suffering but others have become bitter instead. I always say […]

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A Beautiful Reflection

God’s number one goal in your life is to make you more like His son, Jesus Christ James 1:2-4 says, “When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience. Then you will be mature and complete.” […]

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Learning through Affliction

Sometimes you can only learn from being burned. When you were a kid and your parents told you not to touch the hot stove, what did you do? Well, some of you listened and stayed away, but some of you touched the hot stove. You made it a point to do that. That wasn’t real […]

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