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Feeling Weak?


Isaiah 40:31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. In the darkest moments of your life when you cannot see your way forward, you need God's strength to get you through.The reason why most people never get through it is they don't have God's strength....

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How Jesus Really Responds When You Mess Up

Is running to God typically your first response when you mess up? What does Jesus do when we fall short? Here are some freeing truths that will help you see the heart of God when it comes to our failures. Listen to this devotion as a podcast, here! ...

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He is Able


Faith: is confidence that God is WHO He says He is and that He WILL DO everything He has promised to do. That's what Noah acted on."I believe you are who you say you are.If you say it's going to rain, I thinkyou can make it rain.You want us to build a boat?We're going to build a boat."God said, "That's an act of faith." Abraham said, "I believe you are who you say you a...

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Don't Let This Crisis Pull Your Marriage Apart

Is the pandemic putting a strain on your marriage or other relationships?Wouldn't it be incredible if you could walk away from 2020 as a team? In this video deoviton, Pastor Jerry teaches about conflict and how to pull together when the world is trying to tear us all apart. Listen to this devotion as a podcast. ...

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Living for the Approval of ONE

Trying to please everyone is exhausting... and impossible. In this video devotion Pastor Jerry will unpack what it looks like to live for the approval of ONE. Seeking only God's approval leads to less stress in your life. Listen to this devotion as a podcast here! ...

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Give Me a Pure Heart


Romans 5:8 God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners Hedidn'twaitfor us tocleanupouract. While we weresinners, Christ died for us. Theonlywayto have apureheartisthroughthebloodof Jesus Christ,shedon thecrossfor oursins.Purityofheartis thegiftofGod'sgrace. Wecannotearnit. Wecannotbuyit. Theonlywayto get apureheartis tosurr...

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Surrendering Your Future

Surrender means leaving the future to God. But HOW do you surrender? How do you "give something to God?" Here's what that looks like in your everyday life. If you want to listen to this devotion as a podcast, click here! ...

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Don't Waste the Wait


In the last blog we talked about seasons of waiting and how God uses them to grow us to be more like Christ. But, what do you DO in a season of waiting?Waiting isn't passive. It's actually meant to be a very intintional time. A time of action. Don't waste the wait. Here's a few things to do while you're waiting. WRITE DOWN THE LESSONS I'M LEARNING A season of waiting ...

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Waiting is Hard: 5 Things to Remember


Few things make us more irritable than having towait. In traffic ...a waiting room .. a line at Disney World.And yet, waiting is an important part of life character development.We learn things while we are waiting that we wouldn't learn any other way. Every child must learn the difference between; "No" and"Not Yet."and, because we are God's children, we have to learn tha...

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When Life Doesn't Go the Way You Planned

I think it's safe to say we've all experienced our plans being changed in 2020. We didn't plan to endure a global pandemic. We didn't plan to be under a stay-at-home order. We didn't plan to get a crash course in home schooling. We didn't plan to do a lot of things, but here we are. How should we respond when our plans get changed? When things happen that are out of...

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You Are Not an Accident


I am your Creator.You were in my careeven before you were born.Isaiah44:2a You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life isno fluke of nature. Your parents may not have plannedyou, but God did. He was not at all surprised by yourbirth. In fact, He expected it. You are God's idea.You are God's invention.You are God's creation. You didn't cre...

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Real Faith is More than Just Words


Ephesians.4:23 let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. The goal is to become Christ-like. This process is what the Theologians call "sanctification."It means you're growing. You start to look more and more like Jesus with your character and the way you think through the power of the Holy Spirit. It means, you are transforming. Your thoughts and attitudes are mad...

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Have you ever been in a situation where you wondered, what would Jesus do in this situation? How would Jesus have me respond? Here's what he would do... Listen to this devotion as a podcast, here!...

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3 Reasons to Choose Joy Right Now


Phil 4:4 "Always be joyful in the Lord, again I say, rejoice." How is that possible? To always be joyful? When Paul wrote the verse above, he was in prison. He was about ready to be executed. He was writing to the Philippian church, and now this letter is called Philippians, which is called the book on joy. Nineteen times in the book of Philippians he used the word "joy...

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How God Turns Hurts into Holiness

Jesus turns our hurts into holiness. God brings good out of bad. He brings good out of evil. He has a way of turning things around. Here's why this truth can give us daily hope. If you'd like to listen to this devotion as a podcast, you can listen here! ...

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Right + Rude = Wrong


Galatians 6:1 Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Notice theword "gently."I love the fact that it says gently.How do you confront people you love when you see they're doing something they sh...

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Walking Hand in Hand: Video & Podcast Devotion

We live in a world filled with conflict. So much division. Do you have to agree with someone in every area to love them well? Absolutely not. Peace is still possible through Christ. It is possible to walk hand in hand without seeing eye to eye. Here's how you can be a peacemaker and love people who think and act differently than you, because people matter. To listen to...

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When Feelings Betray You

Have you ever had a feeling that something was so right, and then when you did it, it ended up being so wrong? Or it became a total fiasco and a failure? If you really want God's blessing on your life, you have to depend on God's wisdom, not your own. Here's how! If you prefer to listen to this devotion as a podcast, CLICK HERE! ...

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Where's Your Focus?


When you face a problem, do you focus on the problem or on the problem solver? When you face temptation or habitual sin, do you focus on your sin or so do you focus on the One who can help you overcome the sin? When you spend your life truly seeking Jesus, he has a way of getting us through everything else.Don't get your eyes on anything else. Keep our eyes on the Him. Be...

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