Preventing Trouble
on June 17th, 2024
"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty." - Proverbs 22:3   Have you ever heard about how they tackled cholera in 19th-century Europe? It's quite fascinating. There was a man named John Snow who noticed something crucial: people who got their water from the Broad Street pump tended to get cholera, while those who used other pumps didn't face the same ...  Read More
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Trusting in God's Reward
on June 16th, 2024
"How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?" - Genesis 39:9   Today, I want to challenge you to trust God and delay gratification. It's not always easy, but the rewards are beyond anything we could imagine. Let me share a story with you that illustrates this truth. In the life of Joseph, we find a powerful example of someone who chose to delay gratification and obey God, even whe...  Read More
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Choosing Courage Over Instant Gratification
on June 15th, 2024
"But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way." - Daniel 1:8   In the face of temptation, Daniel's resolve shines brightly as he chooses to honor God over the allure of instant gratification. His decision to abstain from the king's food and wine in Daniel 1, wasn't merely about dietary preferen...  Read More
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Choosing God
on June 14th, 2024
"But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way." - Daniel 1:8   In the story of Daniel, we find a simple yet crucial choice: whether to indulge in the lavish offerings of the Babylonian king or to remain faithful to the dietary practices prescribed by God. Daniel and his friends chose the latter...  Read More
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God's Nourishing Word
on June 13th, 2024
"God said, 'See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.'" - Genesis 1:29   When you look into the Scriptures, you quickly realize that God isn't just concerned about your spiritual well-being; He cares deeply about your physical health too.  Take a moment to ponder these verses: Proverbs...  Read More
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A Sacred Offering to God
on June 12th, 2024
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body." - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20    In the busyness of life, it's easy to overlook the sanctity of our physical selves. We rush through our days, often neglecting the care and attention our bodies deserve. B...  Read More
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Honoring Your Temple
on June 11th, 2024
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20    Today, I want to challenge you. I want to challenge you to reconsider the way you view and treat prayer, particularly when it comes to seeking healing. Too often, we fall...  Read More
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Holistic Spirituality
on June 10th, 2024
"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." - 3 John 1:2    In the Western world, our approach to spirituality often leans towards compartmentalization. We recognize that as humans we consist of 3 parts—spirit, mind, and body—but unfortunately, we tend to devalue the body. Throughout Western philosophy and religious thought, the body has been ...  Read More
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Faith in Action
on June 9th, 2024
"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?" - James 2:14    In the journey of faith, we often look to God's divine healing as the ultimate solution to our health concerns. And while I certainly believe in the power of healing, I've come to realize that it's not the starting point for a healthy lifestyle. To truly optimize ...  Read More
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Healing Beyond Health
on June 8th, 2024
"Cast all of your cares/anxiety upon him, because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7   As people of faith, there is a valuable lesson we all must learn: when troubles come knocking, prayer is our refuge. It's in those moments of trials and temptations, amidst the storms of life, that we discover the power of bringing our burdens to the Lord. For we know deep within our souls that He is our healer. I...  Read More
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Is It Well With Your Soul?
on June 7th, 2024
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” - John 14:27   Life often throws us curveballs, doesn't it? One moment we're cruising along, and the next, we're hit with a wave of challenges that seem insurmountable. In those moments, we're left asking the question: Is it well with your soul? Think abo...  Read More
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The Importance of Physical Health
on June 6th, 2024
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20   As followers of Christ, we are called to prioritize both our spiritual and physical health. While the importance of spiritual well-being cannot be overstated, we must also...  Read More
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Prioritizing Spiritual Health
on June 5th, 2024
"Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well." - 3 John 1:2   You do not have to look very hard to see companies, ads, and people who emphasize physical health and well-being. And while that is important, we must be careful not to overlook the importance of spiritual health. We see countless resources dedicated to di...  Read More
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Walking in Good Health
on June 4th, 2024
"The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it." - 3 John 1:1-3   In the short but profound letter of 3 John, there is a...  Read More
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Planning For Your Future
on June 3rd, 2024
"Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds." - Proverbs 27:23   Have you ever considered the importance of planning for the future? In Proverbs 27:23, we're encouraged to take stock of our resources and give careful attention to our possessions. This timeless wisdom speaks directly to the need for financial prudence and foresight in our lives. As I reflect...  Read More
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Beyond Status Symbols
on June 2nd, 2024
"Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it." - Proverbs 13:11   In a world filled with status symbols and images of success, it's easy to get seduced by the allure of wealth portrayed through luxurious lifestyles and material possessions. But let's be clear: looking rich and being rich are not the same thing. True wealth is not measured by the design...  Read More
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Trusting God in Times of Need
on June 1st, 2024
"She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, 'Bring me another one.' But he replied, 'There is not a jar left.' Then the oil stopped flowing. She went and told the man of God, and he said, 'Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.'" - 2 Kings 4:6-...  Read More
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Embracing God's Personal Promises
on May 31st, 2024
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11   In the story of Simeon's encounter with Jesus in Luke 2, we witness the power of a personal promise from God. Simeon's journey began with a revelation from the Holy Spirit, assuring him that he would not pass away before laying eyes on the Me...  Read More
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