Danger or Opportunity?
on September 29th, 2022
“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone— especially to those in the family of faith.” - Galatians 6:10   Mandarin is one of the most popular dialects or families of the Chinese language. In doing some research on Mandarin, I learned that the Chinese use symbols as a means of expressing words. I came across something that I found quite interesting.  I learned tha...  Read More
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Reach Beyond The Risk
on September 28th, 2022
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” - Hebrews 11:1   If you want to seize your opportunity and do what God has called you to do, there will be moments where you are tested. And in these moments, you might have fear. But you must reach beyond the risk. We see this in Mark 5 when the woman who had suffered for 12 years reaches out to touch Jesus...  Read More
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Talking To Yourself
on September 27th, 2022
“For she thought to herself, ‘If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.’ Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition” - Mark 5:28   Learning to endure is all about learning to listen to what God says about you and not what others say to you. People may say you’re a failure. People may say you won’t make it. People may sa...  Read More
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Learning To Endure
on September 26th, 2022
“A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better.” - Mark 5:25-26   Mark 5:25-34 tells the story of a woman who had suffered for 12 years. Here was a woman who had suffered from constant bleeding; and although she had seen many do...  Read More
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Is It Worth It?
on September 25th, 2022
“Then Peter began to speak up. ‘We’ve given up everything to follow you,’ he said. ‘Yes,’ Jesus replied, ‘and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in ...  Read More
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Your Best Life
on September 24th, 2022
 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.” - Genesis 22:2   If we want to better ourselves and better our lives, why do we procrastinate? We know living God’s purpose would be good for us. So why do we put it off for so long?  The reason is because living ou...  Read More
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Made For A Purpose
on September 23rd, 2022
“The Lord will work out His plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.” - Psalm 138:8   Scientists believe the odds of you being born are 1 in 400 trillion. Four-hundred trillion as in: 400,000,000,000,000. Do you understand the MIRACLE that is your life? You were not an accident, by divine planning.  Over the last couple of days, we have ...  Read More
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I’ll Start Tomorrow
on September 22nd, 2022
“Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.” - Proverbs 13:4   Yesterday, we looked at an old popular Latin phrase, “Carpe diem.” This phrase means “seize the day.” The basic idea behind the phrase is that you are not promised tomorrow, so live today to its fullest. We also looked yesterday at a verse in Matthew 6 that suggests the same idea.  The verse says, “So d...  Read More
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Carpe Diem
on September 21st, 2022
 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” - Matthew 6:34   You have probably heard of the Latin phrase “Carpe diem.” It is found in a book entitled “Odes” by a Roman poet. It means, “seize the day.” In the poem, this popular phrase is contained in a larger sentence that says in Latin, “carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero,” ...  Read More
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The Ultimate Protection
on September 20th, 2022
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.” - Psalm 23:4-5   We discussed yesterday how Jesus is our provider. He is all that we need. But that is not all that He ...  Read More
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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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