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Spiritual Olympians

“Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”  1 Timothy 4:7-8 Olyimpian athletes push themselves to extremes in order to “hopefully” win a medal.  How much […]

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Talk Less, Listen More

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.” Colossians4:2 “Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 The busyness of […]

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Characteristics of True Disciples

What makes one a disciple of Christ?  Is it enough to believe in Jesus? Evidently not, if one has only an intellectual belief.  Jesus spoke the following words to people who believe, but they were far from true disciples. “So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, ‘If you continue in My word, […]

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Able to Say No

We live in a day full of options and opportunities. Busy activity is the norm, and our culture equates a full schedule with success. Being alone and quiet causes us to feel uneasy and unproductive, so we often look for something to do. Amidst pressing demands and needs, we say “yes” to more things, probably […]

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Stir Up the Inner Fire!

“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) If you are a true follower of Christ (not just one who claims to be), God deposited His Spirit in you. That’s a total game changer! “For God has not given us […]

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Lead Yourself

“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”  Proverbs 4:23 How true!  We must daily watch ourselves and guard our hearts to keep the springs of life flowing freely.  We can become so focused on helping and leading others that we neglect to lead ourselves.  Watch yourself, or you may lose […]

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Fatigue and Pressure

Fatigue and pressure are two things a lot of people are feeling these days. “Rather than having one giant boulder on their shoulders, people feel they have a pile of rocks, a number of things that are behind schedule or out of balance or needing immediate attention.  The cumulative effect is that they feel suffocated […]

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More Lessons from the Battlefield

“Fight the good fight of the faith.” 1 Timothy 6:12 May I remind you that we are at war?  If you fail to recognize the battle, you are certain to lose.  Another way to lose is by fighting with the wrong weapons. “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as […]

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Fight the Good Fight

“Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs — he wants to please his commanding officer.” 2 Tim 2: 3-4 A good read is, The Lone Survivor, the true story of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who miraculously survived a mission in […]

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Components of Consistency

How’s your forward progress?  Are you advancing toward your goals?  Are you seeing incremental, consistent improvement in the areas where you want to grow?  What do you think it takes to consistently move forward in any aspect of life?  Try AAA (awareness, alignment, accountability). 1. Awareness – This life is not about you or me.  […]

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