Category: Faith

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Prayer (4)

A good relationship is based on being sensitive to the other person’s needs, and to do that, you must make the relationship a priority and spend time together. The difference between ‘catching a few moments’ with the Lord and spending...

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Prayer (3)

Jesus said, ‘If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.’ For your prayers to be answered you must: 
1) Make Christ the center of...

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Prayer (2)

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a toddler? When you’re in the middle of a sentence, they figure it’s a good time to play with their toys or chase the dog around the house. Sometimes that’s how...

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Prayer (1)

When you pray: 1) Use your faith. William Ward says: ‘We stamp and address an envelope and send it on its way with complete confidence that it will reach its destination. Yet we wonder and even doubt if our prayers...

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Checked-in

Luke records: ‘He sent two of His disciples, saying, “Go into the village…you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing...

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Disconnected

One Bible teacher writes: ‘Mobile phones can be life-savers…but the batteries have a limited lifespan and need to be recharged. One weary weekend I was as drained as my ‘phone battery. I went through my evening routine, dutifully placing my...

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Let God Transform You

Our self-image is formed early on, based on feedback from parents, teachers and other authority figures—and changing it isn’t easy. It doesn’t come from inspiration (or perspiration), but from letting the Holy Spirit transform you. How? ‘By…renewing…your mind.’ Recalling when...

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Tap into God’s Creativity

A well-known minister writes: ‘A while back I bought an interesting flashlight. Before I decided to buy it I asked the saleslady how long the battery would last. ‘‘As long as you do,’’ she replied. ‘‘What do you mean?’’ I...

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When Fatigue Threatens You (3)

Brenda Jank identifies guilt as the driving force behind much of our weariness: ‘Every guilt-driven “Yes” means a “No” to something important. Every day holds twenty-four hours, and as gifted as we are at multi-tasking, there are concrete limits to...

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When Fatigue Threatens You (2)

When you’re running on fumes, instead of berating yourself for failed attempts at ‘spirituality’, one writer says it’s time to ‘tie a tourniquet on the wound of busyness…[or] we’ll bleed a spiritual death. Doing more, and doing it faster, isn’t...