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Always Guiding You

  “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you my loving eye on you.”–Psalm 32:8 Do you sometimes think that you do not know what to do? Are there times when you find yourself unsure of what to do next? Before the great flood, God guided Noah on how to build the ark, and Noah obeyed, and he finished building the ark on time. God also guided Moses as he led the Israelites out of Egypt, and Moses was successful. King Solomon, the wisest man on earth as he was, was …

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Saying Goodbye

  “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2   When I was young, I did not care much about what I was about to say, who might hear them, or if I would offend …

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Relationship Boosters

    “Do everything in love”–1 Corinthians 16:14 One of the things that is essential in life is a relationship. God established a relationship with you, and he also created relationships with you and your family and friends. God knows that you need relationships to live a better and more meaningful life. Here are simple and effective ways to have good relationships: Love sincerely Love people dearly. Show your love and care. Let your family and friends see and feel that you love them. Treat them and make them feel good. Make them feel special. Help Offer help to others. …

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Good Possibilities

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” –Matthew 19:26 Life is full of possibilities. God is a God of good possibilities. He has stored and is prepared good possibilities for you. The Bible says that he has plans for you. When I was little, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. But God had other plans. God planted a different possibility in my life. He inspired me to be a writer. God had planted a possibility in your life as well. Look at your talents and skills and see how …

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Quit Not

      “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” –Philippians 4:13 Have you ever been in a situation where you want to quit? There were times when I wanted to quit. I wanted to quit school when I was in college because I had difficulty with a certain subject and I had failed a lot of times on my exams and projects. There will be moments when your faith will be tested that will lead you to think of quitting. But do not quit. Remember the noble men and women of the Bible who encountered hardships. …

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Saying No

    “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”–Matthew 10:16 Life is not just about always agreeing on things. And you live life not by always saying “yes” all the time. Life can be lived fully by saying “no” at times. Joseph refused Potiphar’s wife’s enticement to do an impure act. When Satan told him to turn the stone into bread, Jesus indirectly said “no” to Satan. God wants you to do the same. God wants you to say “no” when it will: lead you astray You …

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Time To Enjoy

    I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and do good while they live. -Ecclesiastes 3:12   The Israelites celebrated the victory of David and his men. The Israelites celebrated their escape from Egypt. There were several festivals from the Bible that they celebrated and enjoyed from time to time. If there is someone who loves enjoyment and happy gatherings, it is God. God is the author of joy. Even Jesus celebrated and performed his first miracle, turning water into wine at a wedding. God loves making people happy because he loves us. …

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Conquering Fear

      Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Mark 5:36 “Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Fear is one of the most disabling forces against man. Fear can emotionally and spiritually weaken a person. Fear steals one’s joy. It can prevent a person from doing the good that God planned for you …

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Overcoming Difficulties

  James 1:2-9 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect …

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Staying Humble

    Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Ephesians 4:2 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” When Jesus came to Capernaum, a centurion, an unlikely man, asked for his help to heal his servant (Matthew 8:5-13). The centurion commander of a Roman army during …

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Talent to Serve

  John 12:26 “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me” Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 1 Samuel 12:24 “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.” Jesus washed the feet of his disciples (John 13:4-17); a very unusual action on his part at that time …

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Being Forgiven

  Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” King David was named as a man after God’s own heart. He was righteous, a man of character and …