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Be Intentional with Your Life

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”  (Ephesians 5:15-16) I love what John Piper wrote in the preface to his book, Don’t Waste Your Life. “You are in one of two groups: You are either a Christian, or […]

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Perspective on Success

The following insights from Dr. Jim Denison (Denison Forum, January 9, 2018) are an excellent reminder of the difference between success and significance. “I would say my poise comes from my faith. I just pray for peace.” That’s how Alabama’s freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa explained his amazing calm in leading his team to an incredible […]

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Do What God Purposed for You to Do

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10 We are the work of God’s hands.  He fashioned us into exactly who we are.  In fact, Scripture teaches that He knew us before we were born, AND He planned […]

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More Than “Just a Job”

Work can easily become a day to day grind, something we do just because we must, in order to provide for our ourselves, and our families. But God intended work to be so much more! Work can and should be a platform for showing God’s love, sharing the Gospel and making disciples. Jesus taught this to […]

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What Should I Do with this One Life?

Life is short and we all want to live a life that matters, one that’s full of adventure and deep satisfaction, one that makes an eternal difference. How do we do that? How do we fulfill God’s plan for our lives?  Three thoughts: Refuse to drift. We all tend to lose our way from time […]

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God’s Definition of Success

Failure to understand God’s definition of success will unknowingly lead you to adopt the world’s view of success. In Joshua 1:1-9 we have the record of when God spoke to Joshua about true success.  Joshua was embarking on a new leadership role.  One in which he had to be feeling nervous and overwhelmed.  God reminded […]

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What Food Did Jesus Eat?

Obviously by becoming a man and living on this earth, Jesus ate the food that others of His day ate, but He once said to His disciples:  “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” (John 4:32) In this true story, Jesus was engaged in a life-changing conversation with a woman at a […]

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Spiritual Intensity

According to the following two passages, what mattered most to Paul? “I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24). “Whatever […]

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Increase Your Effectiveness

It’s so easy in our performance based culture to think that the key to being more productive is all about time management, goals, priorities and execution. As important as those things are, we who follow Christ must remember: “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards […]

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Working With Purpose

Why do I work?  That’s a good question to ask on a regular basis.  Here’s a thought from the lips of Jesus: “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.”  John 6:27 In other words, work for […]

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