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Father to the Fatherless & Trusting The Promises of God

But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.” The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. But […]

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He Can and He Will

Self Talk

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 “The tongue can bring death or life…” Proverbs 18:21 This week I read a daily devotional by Joel and Victoria Olsteen that revealed to me how my […]

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Death and Life:

It comes in threes

“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 NKJV “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And […]

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Heart Problems

Do you need to ask God to create in you a clean heart and to renew a faithful and right spirit? You must be diligent with the care of your heart. Without daily and proper attendance to your heart, without feeding it proper and nutritious meals, it can become clogged with improper wants and desires.

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Started From The Bottom

Many times in our bottom moments, we must shift our focus from what we see to what we know, because what we know is not always what we see. That is what it means to have faith. No matter what you may be experiencing, change your perspective. If you are frustrated, as I was, change your perspective. If you are dealing with lack, change how you look at the lack. When you look at what you know as a follower of Christ, you are prepared to face and walk through anything life gives you in your bottom moments. Anything. Because when you do, you realize you are not walking alone.

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In His Will and By His Power


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For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in […]

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Imitation of Christ Series

The Purposeful Christian

Just as God has a plan for humanity, He has a purpose for you. God called you forth and set you apart not to dim your light, but so that you can be a light to others (Matt.5:13-16). As Christians, we all share the same purpose.

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Imitation of Christ Series

What Does It Mean To Be A Christian

When we look at the heavenly definition of success, we realize that money, fame, and material goods are not how God shows favor or blesses people. They can be conduits to fulfilling His will, but they are not by definition a blessing

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Imitation of Christ Series

Expectation v. Reality

So here are the hard questions: Is God a sadistic God? No, scripture says He is a loving (1 John 4:6-8), just (Psalms 25:8), and holy (Leviticus 11:44-45) God. Did the Disciples suffer needlessly? No, through their suffering what started out as a small group of followers grew into the salvation of billions through the ages as the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread. So, in reality, is there a purpose for your suffering or hard times? Yes. You have a cross and a purpose and many times they go hand in hand.

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Imitation of Christ

That's What He Said

According to His words, Jesus claimed to represent God. Not only was this deemed sacrilegious, He went one step further to declare that there was no other way to access the Father and presumably Heaven unless through Him. That’s what He said. But what does that mean? And what does that mean for those that don’t believe He was Christ the Messiah?

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