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“Return to me,” says the LORD of hosts, “and I will return to you.” (Zechariah 1:3) Father, Thank you for loving the prodigals. Thank you for your willingness to allow them to make the first move towards relationship with you […]

But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. (Psalm 52:8) What’s it like to be an olive tree? David compared himself to one. We don’t have olive […]

  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, […]

But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there. (Psalm 51:6 NLT) God appreciates honest people of all ages. There isn’t a stage in one’s life where he tolerates lying. It seems that He doesn’t even give a small […]

The Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him. (2 Chronicles 30:9) Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times […]

Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory. (Psalm 50:14,15) The Psalmist […]

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22,23) Benjamin Franklin set a precedent for leaders after him […]

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 […]

“But I will reply, ‘I never knew you.’” ~Jesus (Matthew 7:23) O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out […]

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34) If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. (2 Timothy 2:12a) Endurance is the capacity to hold up under pressure. People work […]