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God’s Remedy for Fatigue and Stress

God’s Remedy for Fatigue and Stress

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28-31 Mental, physical, […]

Heaven is a Choice and Not Mandatory

Heaven is a Choice and Not Mandatory

But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. Revelation 21:8 Do you recall the old TV game show, Let’s Make a Deal? Contestants had to choose to open one of three doors. Usually, behind one of them was a “zonk,” worth little to nothing. But behind one of the doors was a valuable prize. Winning involved making the right choice. Life is definitely not a game show, but we are presented with […]

Your Amazing Victory in Jesus

Your Amazing Victory in Jesus

4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will […]

How to Learn God’s Will for Your Life

How to Learn God’s Will for Your Life

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10 A popular question asked of children is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a Christian, you may have asked a similar question, “What is God’s will for my life?” Now for the child the answer usually comes without hesitation. My granddaughter recently changed her answer from veterinarian to architect. I’m pretty sure that in my younger years I wanted to be a cowboy. Later in life, the answer is not so clear. That’s when […]

Your Thorn of Trouble that Won’t Go Away

Your Thorn of Trouble that Won’t Go Away

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 This passage has been something of a mystery. The application is relatively easy to understand, but the affliction that Paul called “a thorn in my flesh” has caused considerable disagreement among Bible scholars. If we allow ourselves to focus on the thorn and […]

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