Hear the truth

Day 31 “And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing.  The measure of thought and study you give to the truth you hear will be the measure of virtue and knowledge that comes back to you – and more besides will be given to you who hear.”...

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Are You a Risk Taker?

Day 30 “Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.” – Psalms 37:5 Throughout the Bible we read stories of young people who truly were risk takers. We get to see how their stories ended, but during the critical moments of decision...

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The Choice of Peace

Day 29 “Turn away from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.” – PSALMS 34:14 We have all encountered moments in life that are scary. These moments may be a source of confusion, chaos, or anxiety for you. Maybe you are faced with a choice regarding your future,...

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Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

Day 28 “In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him];   draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].  Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand...

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Be Patient and Go Slow

Day 27 “But let patience perfect its work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” – James 1:4 Growing up we don’t understand the education it will take, or the grinding and working hard part that allows adults to become lawyers, doctors, professional athletes, or teachers. Your first...

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Self-Confident Folly

Day 26 “I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him)—but let them not turn again to  [self-confident] folly.” – Psalms 85:8 Self-confident folly is merely going about...

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Running on Empty

Day 25 “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” – Matthew 23:12 Humility is a word that is used so frequently within our culture that we may lose grasp of its full meaning. You hear people described as humble all the...

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Vessel

Day 24 “Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.” – Ephesians 3:20 Do you ever feel...

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Battle Buddies

Day 23 “As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].” – Proverbs 27:17 During my first day of basic training in the Army, I was assigned a “Battle Buddy.”  A “Battle Buddy,” as it was explained to me, was someone I would learn to trust...

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Compassion for the Wicked

Day 22 “This is the fate of those who are foolishly confident…like sheep they are appointed for Sheol (the place of the dead); death shall be their shepherd.” “…though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish,they are doomed to be destroyed forever.” – Psalms 49:13-14 & Psalms...

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