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Today I Choose

Today I CHOOSE to believe in God. Not in His existence, which is beyond question. Rather, I choose to believe in the personhood of God. His word, His character, His faithfulness, His sacrifice and the promises that He made to me. When I pray today I WILL believe that He will answer my prayers and…

The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful for life regardless of the problems associated with it and the readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness. Studies in psychology have shown that gratitude is directly related to one’s success in life and to the level of happiness such a person has. Those studies…

Praying Through the Storm

So many of us along the Gulf Coast and eastern parts of the U.S. have been trained to carefully track hurricanes when it appears they may be headed our way. We watch with vigilance the reports that update us on the storm’s status. We take precautions to make sure that we, and our family, are…

Believing God

There is a massive difference between believing in God and believing God. One believes in His existence. The other believes in His word and His character. One creates monuments to Him on mountains. The other moves mountains on His behalf. This is the real difference between being a religious person who goes to church and…

The Nature of Sin

Many people talk about sin but few truly understand what the nature of sin is. Many would say it’s disobedience to God or a failure of righteousness. These are true statements but they don’t get to the heart of what makes sin, sin. Sin is the fulfillment of selfish desires in one’s life. When reading…

Change Your Harvest

Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with. We are not punished for our sins but by them. The Word tells us that as a man thinketh so is he. If we desire to change the harvest that we keep reaping…

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Words that Win

What are you struggling with but can’t seem to overcome? What is it that knocks you down, wears you out, and makes you feel like you don’t want to get back up? Is there a battle within you that if you just got rid of that one thing, your whole life would be different? Have…

“My Name is Pride” Poem by Beth Moore

My name is Pride. I am a cheater. I cheat you of your God-given destiny… because you demand your own way. I cheat you of contentment… because you “deserve better than this.” I cheat you of knowledge… because you already know it all. I cheat you of healing… because you are too full of you…

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The Power of Confession

Confession….it will change your entire day. God is so AWESOME and His ways are so AMAZING. I see the troubles facing my life; I hear the doubt of my enemy in my ear; I see my own needs, YET, God in all of His grace has placed His glory around me and His song in…

When Prayers Aren’t Answered

Prayer changes things. I’ve heard this my whole life and I have seen the faithfulness of God to answer prayers more times than I can count. If we know God hears our prayers, and we’ve seen Him answer before, how is it that we can get stuck over prayers that we have prayed for so…