All That I Need
on September 19th, 2022
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.” - Psalm 23:1   We discussed yesterday how Jesus is the Good Shepherd. That is what He wanted the people in John 10 to know. He also wants you and me to recognize this now, which is why this passage is recorded in Scripture. The first thing He wants us to know about Himself is that He will take care of our provisions.  We all know Psalm 23:1, “the ...  Read More
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The Good Shepherd
on September 18th, 2022
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” - John 10:11   As a follower of Christ, you have a special assurance. In the face of life’s uncertainties and in the midst of life’s ups and downs, you don’t have to worry because God will take care of you. In describing Himself as “the good Shepherd,” Jesus understood that sheep are in many ways just like children.   T...  Read More
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Thick and Thin
on September 17th, 2022
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.” - Matthew 7:9-11   I had a conversation not too long ago with a good friend of mine. This frie...  Read More
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Extraordinary Resilience
on September 16th, 2022
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9   Are you close to quitting? Please don’t do it. Are you tired of trying to live for Christ? Hang in there. Do you feel like giving up on the Christian life? Roll up your...  Read More
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Believe It… Even When You Don’t See It
on September 15th, 2022
“A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.” - Psalm 46:4-5   We’ve been talking the last few days about how to develop resilience. So today, I want to give you the last part of the recipe for resilience, and that is that you must believe it even when you don’t see it...  Read More
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God’s Track Record
on September 14th, 2022
“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord has given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true.” - Joshua 21:45   When believers are convinced of the presence of God and the character of God, they can focus on God’s track record. The psalmist in Psalm 46 goes on to say that resilience in life comes when you focus on content over your context.  The au...  Read More
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The More Difficult… The More Present
on September 13th, 2022
“But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” - Isaiah 54:17  If you want to know the recipe for resilience, you must understand that it starts with a firm belief and a strong conviction in the reality and...  Read More
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God’s Presence
on September 12th, 2022
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” - Psalm 46:1   Yesterday, we talked about the importance of resilience. It is a word that must not only be a part of your vocabulary, but it must also be a part of your life if you are going to reach your potential for Christ. But how can we be resilient? It is easy to talk about, but how do we bounce back from the difficu...  Read More
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The Importance of Resilience
on September 11th, 2022
“And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” - Romans 5:4   Perseverance. It is the key that keeps us from giving up when life tempts us to let go. What some might describe as “grit,” and others might describe as stamina, God describes as the ability to endure, hold fast, and press on without letting go.   One writer said, “perseverance...  Read More
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How Bad Do You Want It?
on September 10th, 2022
“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” - Philippians 3:14   How bad do you want it? What is it you want to do with your life? Do you want to serve Christ and reach your potential through Him?  Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk is a professional boxer, a world champion in two weight classes, an Olympic gold medalist, and t...  Read More
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The Most Out of Life
on September 9th, 2022
“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” - Philippians 3:14   What do you want in life? What are you looking for? What do you pray to God hoping you will have one day? The answers to these questions are endless. Ask a thousand people, and it is possible you get a thousand different answers. What does it take? Why d...  Read More
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A Picture of Perseverance
on September 8th, 2022
“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” - James 1:12   Not long ago, I read this article about a man named Henry Dempsey who survived a seemingly improbable experience while flying his commuter plane from Maine to Boston in the summer of 1987. While in the air, the pilot heard an un...  Read More
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