God Directs Our Planning

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21) God orchestrates all the events of our lives. He supervises all that happens. All people and circumstances are within His control. God places ideas and plans in our hearts and minds and He often uses those ideas […]

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Be Strong

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” Ephesians 6:10 Are you strong in the Lord?  Are you operating your life and business in His strength or your own?  It’s either one or the other.  Today, perhaps more than ever, we need strong individuals, those who are willing to unashamedly stand […]

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Live Others-Centered

We must daily resist the temptation to live a life centered around ourselves. Life is so much bigger than us, and the life well lived is one that focuses on serving others. Read Luke 5:17-26 and learn from some guys who lived an “others-centered” life. “One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of […]

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God is My Guard and My Guide

“You have enclosed me behind and before and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain to it.”  (Psalm 139:5-6) David, who wrote the words above, has provided us a beautiful picture of God.  As a Shepherd himself, perhaps he was thinking of the […]

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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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Stand Up for What You Believe

“Many of the rulers believed in Him (Jesus), but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.”  (John 12:42-43) Most of us want to make a difference with our lives, and […]

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One or The Other

“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? But He gives more grace. […]

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Smoke and Water

“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.  They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.  Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought.  Their leaves stay green, and they never […]

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How to Significantly Improve Your Results

“Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” Psalm […]

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Have You Sinned Against God?

“All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23 Yes! We have all sinned against a Holy God. No exceptions! Have you ever lied? lusted? envied? called someone a fool? stolen anything? taken God’s name in vain? You get my point. No one is perfect (except Jesus). Our sins, small or […]

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