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Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. (Psalm 69:16) It may feel as though few people care about the challenges you are facing today, but God […]

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Its walls are patrolled day and night against invaders, but the real danger is wickedness within the city… It is not an enemy who taunts me— I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me— […]

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You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father…I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:2b,3) Children, obey your parents because you belong to the […]

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For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33) For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. (James 3:16) “Let us strip off every weight […]

The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces. (Proverbs 10:8) If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James […]

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, “What, could ye not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) Jesus, on the night He was handed over to be brutally tortured and put to […]

“I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Mustard seed faith will do. Just a bit is enough to begin. As a cup of water poured down the old well can prime the pump and set the water flowing, all I […]

The ropes of death entangled me; floods of destruction swept over me. The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path. But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for […]

“You must always act in the fear of the LORD, with faithfulness and an undivided heart.” 2 Chronicles 19:9 My word for 2016 is “undivided”.  I am asking God to help me become a consistent person – the same person […]

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self. (Ephesians 4:22) Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. (Colossians 3:10) […]

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