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Impossible? Tell That To God! 

"For with God, nothing shall be impossible."

- Luke 1:37 

What are you facing today that seems insurmountable? 

What mountains are in front of you that seem impossible to climb? 

What financial, health or emotional battle is looming so large in your life right now that you can’t see past the darkness? 

I have GREAT NEWS for you! 

Over 2000 years ago, an angel of the Lord stood before Mary and told her that her cousin Elizabeth who was way beyond child-bearing years was pregnant (V36); that she (Mary)…

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A Major Transformation and Change 

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." - Romans 12:1

It only took 52 years for me to realize the benefits of better health. That’s not true! 

The truth is that it took 52 years for me to realize that I’m not getting any younger; the side effects of a not-so-healthy lifestyle of burgers, fries, chips, queso and Dr. Pepper will eventually take its toll on your body and when God’s…

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Keep Your Eyes Fixed Forward 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions...and remembers your sins no more." 
-- Isaiah 43:18, 25 

My life has been filled with stupidity. Decision after decision took me farther and farther from God for almost 35 years of my life. Still today - like a dog returning to its own vomit (Prov. 26:11) - I am prone to letting God down with some of the same mistakes and sins. 

The byproduct of this is that I tend to beat myself up and wonder how…

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Perfect Peace; Perfect Rest 

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"  
- Psalms 91:1-2  

This morning I'm captivated by the peace that is found at the foot of the cross; peace and rest that only come in the presence of our Heavenly Father.  

Satan is the master of unrest, deception, lies, worry; he is the one that causes us to question our worth, our ability to be used by God. He brings about the chaos that…

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What Are You Focused On Today? 

What does it mean to serve a Holy God?  
Less of me; more of thee. 
I must decrease so He can increase. 
No idols. 
The daily and constant removal of the trash in your mind.  
An every moment reminder of WHOSE you are. 
Take every thought captive for the cause of Christ. 
Recommitting yourself daily to your Creator, Counselor and Savior.  
Being a light, a city on a hill, His hands and feet and letting your actions, demeanor and countenance say to those you come in contact with today that “I am proud to be a child…

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Prayer, Love and Praise 

"I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love you and observe Your commandments." -Nehemliah 1:5

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks...” Luke 17:15-16

Great thought this morning from one of my A.M. readings. Have you spent time telling your Father about your love for Him today??

Prayer isn’t like fertilizing your lawn,…Read more

A Heart Check-Up 

"The lamp of The Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost parts."  
- Proverbs 20:27 

As I woke this morning and spent time in His word, I was quickly reminded that while our words and actions may say one thing on the outside God's main priority and concern is our hearts condition. Look at...
1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

Jeremiah 17:10
I the Lord search the heart...

Romans 8:27
And He who

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Salt and Light 

This morning as I read this passage..."Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others," Phil…

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Are You Wearing The Badge of Busyness 

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
- Exodus 14:14


But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions then stand still and watch the Lord's victory. He is with you...do not be afraid or discouraged...for the Lord is with you!"
- 2 Chronicles 20:17


Have you ever wondered why God said "be still and know that  I am God"? Why in Psalm 27 did the Psalmist say "wait for The Lord. Be strong and take heart and wait on The Lord"?  

When I look around and see the frantic, hurried lifestyles we…

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Choose Life! 

"The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and LIFE."- John 6:63  
  
One of my favorite movies of all-time is Shawshank Redemption. One of my favorite lines in that movie is when Andy is talking to Red about where he would go and what he would do if he got out of prison. Red's response was that Andy needed to stop dreaming because he was where he was (in prison) and that was never going to change. Andy's response was as profound as…

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