Controlling or Caring?

Day 17 No one likes to be told what to do. We all like the feeling of being free to do whatever we want, whenever we want. We can even have the impulse to push back when someone tells us to do things, or not to do things that can...

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More Than Burnt Offerings

Day 16 “Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, nor have you delight in them; You have given me capacity to hear and obey [Your law, a more valuable service than] burnt offerings and sin offerings [which] You do not require.” – Psalms 40:6 Israel had a hard time understanding...

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Dangerous Pride

Day 15 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself [forsaking self-righteous pride] will be exalted.” – Luke 18:14 Have you ever seen someone doing something so blatantly wrong and immediately thought to yourself, “How could they do something like that?” or “I would never...

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Be Strong and Courageous

Day 14 “Be strong and confident and courageous…” – Joshua 1:6 God is telling Joshua to be strong and courageous as he follows the commands given to him. Be strong; God was telling him this before Joshua started out in battle. Just as Joshua is encouraged to be strong and courageous in...

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Be Sure to Win “in Him”

Day 13 “Therefore, remember that…at that time you were separate from Christ…without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.” – Ephesians 2:11-13 Have you ever wondered what it really means...

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Peace is a Guard

Day 12 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7 I often think of peace as just a state of mind, something that I feel when everything is calm, tranquil, still, and quiet. But that calmness is...

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Direction Isn’t a Given

Day 11 “Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalms 119:104-105 We are always emphasizing the importance of reading the Word. If you ever feel like saying, “Ugh, I just...

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Relationships Make or Break You

Day 10 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14 Relationships, whether they are friends, family, work, or romantic, can influence your life in some way on a daily basis. I define...

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Don’t Get Bent Out of Shape

Day 09 “In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self.” – Psalms 138:3 Have you ever felt like you were about to snap? Have you ever been in a situation where you are on...

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Seasons

Day 08 “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 When we follow God’s plan, things work. When we don’t, things fall apart. Let’s talk about David. When David was a young boy, he was anointed to be King...

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