When You Are Applauded, Choose To Hope

2 Timothy 4:8 – Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. If you live for applause, then you are living for something that...
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Turning Thankfulness Into Action

Isaiah 58:11 – And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. God asks, “Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen?” In this...
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Light in the darkness

Psalm 112:4 – When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in. Everyone goes through seasons of difficulty or times when things just seem dark. During these challenging times, know that you are not alone. God has a plan to drive out the darkness — He will...
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Unwrap the Gift

Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all — how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Imagine waking up on Christmas morning and seeing a pile of presents under the tree, but never opening them. Imagine that your...
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Last Line of Defense

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. —Romans 8:37 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the site of a battle that turned the tide of America’s Civil War. One of the focal points of the conflict was a rocky knoll called Little Round Top where...
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Wisdom and Knowledge

Ecclesiastes 2:26 – “For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge…” The words “wisdom” and “knowledge” are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference between them. According to the dictionary, wisdom is “the ability to...
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Is Perfection Attainable?

Matthew 5:48 – “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matthew Chapter 5 is the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. He laid out the Beatitudes, urged His followers to be the salt and light of the world, and gave some valuable tips on...
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Faith for Eternity

Hebrews 11:16 – “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” Today’s verse lies smack dab in the middle of the Hebrews “Hall of Faith”. The entire chapter lists the...
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Are You Thirsty?

Isaiah 44:3 – “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring.” One of the dictionary definitions of the word ‘thirst’ is, “a strong desire for something.” We have all...
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Kingdom Mysteries

Matthew 13:11 – “…it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven…” The word “mystery” always carries a certain charm. It brings to mind stories of detectives and investigations, a hunt to find something that isn’t so obvious to others....
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