Who’s Pursuing Who?

Who’s Pursuing Who? “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.”– Philippians 2:13 NLT “After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power […]

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The Courage to Fear

The Courage to Fear “Do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul, but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” — Matthew 10:28 “To fear the Lord is to be overwhelmed with wonder before the greatness of God and his love. […]

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Remember This

Remember This “Evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you [Timothy], continue in what you have learned.” 2 Timothy 3:13-14 NIV “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.”— Winston Churchill Remember that special coach that cared about […]

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“But”

“But” “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel…”– 2 Kings 5:15 NKJ “You face your greatest opposition when you’re closest to your biggest miracle.”— T. D. Jakes Often, the most powerful, life-changing miracles seem to happen in the “buts” of life. Consider the story of Naaman. […]

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Earthquake Praise

Earthquake Praise “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” — Philippians 4:4 “Many Christians have made the dramatic discovery of the ancient truth that we are called to praise God in all circumstances, and that miracles are often the result, the biggest of all usually being the melting of our heart.” — […]

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From Disappointment to Reappointment

From Disappointment to Reappointment  “He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My […]

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Taking Punches but Not Going Down

Taking Punches but Not Going Down  “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”  — 2 Corinthians 4:8 NKJ  “God, I know that if you bring me to it, you will bring me through it. I know you […]

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Made For Something More

Made For Something More  “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles.”  — Isaiah 40:31  “So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.”  — Anthony de Mello  A chicken “ain’t no” eagle.  Chickens are always looking down, […]

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The Head Edge

The Head Edge  “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”  — John 17:17  “The spiritual battle, the loss of victory, is always in the thought-world.”  — Francis Schaeffer  As you advance in levels athletically, the skill gap closes. What separates those who can play at the highest levels and those who can’t is […]

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Verbal Punches

Verbal Punches  “Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!”  —James 3:5  “Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their image on men’s souls, […]

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