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Time To Turn The Page

  Day One It’s Time To Turn The page James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. It’s time to turn the page on our new calendar for a new beginning; you might look back over the last year and say what happened last year was tough, with many trials and blessings. But as we wait in anticipation of the return of our Lord Jesus, we have that hope that no matter what we are …

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Put Your Hope In The Lord Jesus

  Day 2 Put Your Hope In The Lord Jesus Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” It can take years to see the fruit of your labor. And honestly, sometimes your patience can run thin. But as for many of us, we are working towards our goals of glorifying Christ. We try hard and wait for the Lord to move, but it seems like it takes forever; if this speaks to you, you are not alone! When we put our hope in the Lord Jesus, we know if …

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Our Line of Hope Is The Prayer Line

Day 3 Our Line Of Hope Is The Prayer Line How many times have you put your joy in Hope? Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”   Look at Paul; he was tortured, beaten, thrown in jail, shipwrecked, and so many other trials, yet he says right here, “Be joyful in Hope’. Paul separated himself from the prosecution and put his Hope in Christ. Don’t you sometimes feel like nothing is left to do, but as you trust Christ, he lifts you up and shows you, for instance, when you sing a worship song …

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Christ Is With Us

Day 4 Christ Is With Us Psalm 119:41 “May your unfailing love come to me, Lord, your salvation, according to your promise” As we enter into this year let our focus be towards what is good, the unfailing love of Christ. When we take our eyes off the problems of this life we can better focus on Christ and the path we need to take with Him. It isn’t necessary to dwell in places that don’t bring us joy. Let our focus be in His presence and, will for our lives. Let us remember that His grace is sufficient for …

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Strengthen Your Walk

Day 5   1 Timothy 4:8 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” This is the year to strengthen your walk with Christ; spend time strengthening your spiritual muscles, knowing His word, and diving deep into scriptures that can strengthen you when needed. Quite often, in times of uncertainty, I will refer back to a scripture that has sustained me, which helps me focus on my situation and know how to answer someone who might be seeking God and want to …

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What Is Our Hope This Year?

  Day 6 James 1:12  “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Our promise is set when we turn our life and all circumstances to Jesus. On this day and all days forward, remember that he will come again, we will persevere, and we know that we will receive the crown of life from Jesus as promised. My prayer is this for you: that the Lord will shine His light through you and that you will …

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Yielding to God

        I often think about how I could surrender to God, giving up all that I hold so tightly, but I never think about yielding to God. How do we yield to God? It’s standing back and letting Him work. When I hold onto things too tightly, I don’t see God working; it’s me working and waiting for the blessing. These are some practical ways I could yield to God’s will. Do you devote each day to prayer time? Do you look away from the Bible and dive deep into the phone or computer? Step back, take …

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Sweet Surrender

  There is a Hymn called “I Surrender All” by Judson W. Van DeVenter (1855–1939) All to Jesus I surrender All to Him I freely give I will ever love and trust Him In His presence daily live I surrender all I surrender all All to Thee My blessed Savior I surrender all All to Jesus I surrender Make me, Savior, wholly Thine Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit Truly knowing that Thou art mine I surrender all I surrender all All to Thee My blessed Savior I surrender all But do you surrender everything in your life over to …

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Put Your Hope In The Unseen God

            Put Your Hope In The Unseen God The Unseen Hope we have in God is not something the world understands. Many base their Hope on what they can see and how it will help them, but I say to you, brethren, put your Hope in the Unseen God and wait in high expectation. Our Hope is ahead of us as we navigate the world and the Word of God in our everyday lives, don’t be deceived into thinking that God isn’t listening, He hears you, and He knows your groaning and lament. He knows …

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On Your Knees

        What is the best weapon that we have? PRAYER When we get on our knees, it’s a place where God sees ( El Roi- the God who sees) our humbleness. Maybe what you have been praying for so long has yet to happen; maybe you are growing weary, but when all else fails, get on your knees! (If you can!) What is the difference? It is the place of extreme humbleness, kneeling to the King and hoping that what you suffer will pass, that everything you hope for will come to pass and that you may …

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Knowing Gods Truth

    Knowing God’s Truth In these times, it is hard for so many of us to know the truth about God and what he says to us. There once was a man who tried to take everything for himself and leave nothing for his family, when confronted he denied that he was doing anything wrong, but in actuality he was denying the truth. We see that in so many situations don’t we. People are denying God and the truth that can set them free. When the truth becomes their lie they are ling a deceptive life. James 5:19  “My …

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Consider It All Joy

  James 1: 2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” These days we are facing many ungodly acts of people in our world. We see the worship of self become more prevalent and the times speak for themselves don’t they? Many are perishing without knowing who God is and what Jesus did for them. This is a sense of urgency in life that you place in your heart and mind: the message of the cross to those who are perishing. 1 Corinthians 1: 18 “For the message of the cross is …