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Expect the Worst and Hope for the Best?

Have you ever said, “expect the worst and hope for the best” or heard someone else say that phrase? I know that people mean well when they make that statement. I realize what they are trying to say, that we should be prepared if something doesn’t go according to plan. BUT, this is not the statement we need to be declaring over our lives. Why? We cannot be hoping and believing for the best if we’re expecting the worst. Expecting is really FAITH! “Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for.” Hebrews 11:1 EXPECT THE BEST! I want to...

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How to Find Significance in Life

Are you chasing after success in life or significance? How do you find significance in life? Success has its place, but it is limited, it has ups and downs, it ends the moment you die, and it never is enough. I want to encourage you to pursue significance. So many people wake up one day and think, “Where has time gone. Where has my life gone? They’ve been chasing success that next “big thing” their entire life. Now all of a sudden they have this intense need to make their life count for something, to make a difference! This urgent...

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How to Get More Done

Does your to-do list seem bottomless? At the end of the day do you have more things added to the list than removed? I want to show you how to get more done! This is not going to be about better time management or about how you need to work harder. Instead I’m going to share 5 not so conventional ideas that have helped me to get more done and I believe will help you. As a pastor or ministry leader there is never a shortage of things that need to get done. This is true not only for those...

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How to Overcome Guilt and Shame

  Do you struggle with feelings of guilt or shame? If so, I have good news for you! You can overcome those feelings of guilt and experience complete freedom in your life. God never intended for you to struggle day after day with feelings of guilt, shame and condemnation. John 3:17 tells us, “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Unfortunately, many are held captive with feelings of failure and defeat because of guilt and shame. Feelings of guilt plague believers when they allow Satan...

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How to Get More Wisdom

Do you need more wisdom? Do you want more wisdom? James 1:5 gives us one of the keys of how to get more wisdom.  It tells us to simply ask God for wisdom if we need it. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you”  What a great promise from God’s Word. If you ask God for wisdom He will give it to you.  Not only does He give you wisdom, He gives it generously. This is a pivotal key for wisdom in...

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God Has More for You

God is a God of abundance and He wants His children to live in His abundance. (John 10:10b) He is not a barely get by God or a just enough God. He is El Shaddai, the God that is more than enough. God has more for you! He has – more JOY for you – joy that is unspeakable and full of glory! (1Peter 1:8) more PEACE for you – a peace that passes understanding! (Philippians 4:7) More WISDOM – wisdom for every decision and step you take! more MERCY – mercy that is new every morning! (Lamentations 3:23) more...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional- One Word from God Can Change Your Day. Today’s Word – GOD IS NOT FINISHED!  What seems like a setback, defeat or loss is only temporary.  God wants to do something more.  God is not finished.  Get ready…   Isaiah 30:18 (MSG) 18 But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you.    He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right—everything.     To see and read the past week’s Daily Devotions – CLICK HERE Just like we need good daily nutrition physically, we need good daily nutrition spiritually.  ...

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How to Overcome Discouragement

Are you discouraged? Do you want give up? Do you feel hopeless? The good news is there is hope. You can experience Breakthrough Over Discouragement. Everyone faces discouragement when faced with struggles and disappointments in life.  The important thing is to know how to properly respond in those challenging moments. If we do not correctly deal with discouragement, this emotion can be a breeding ground for bitterness and resentment. Discouragement has the potential to poison our entire lives. If we do not respond to it wisely and get BREAKTHROUGH, we can become overwhelmed by hopelessness, grief, and even depression. King...

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Discover the Secret to Resisting the Devil

Every day, the enemy tries to steal, kill and destroy your life. (John 10:10) He tries to tempt you, deceive you, lie to you, and intimidate you. He bombards your mind with thoughts of fear, worry, and doubt. All in an effort to get you to question your faith in God and His love for you. Everyone faces temptation. The devil even tempted Jesus. Matthew 4:1 says, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” How Jesus responded to that temptation gives us the “secret to resisting the devil”. When tempted Jesus...

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Dare to do the extraordinary

God loves using ordinary people and the little things of this world to do the extraordinary. We read in Acts 4:13 (NIV) how “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Peter and John were ordinary men who God used to do extraordinary things. He used a simple man by the name of Gideon who was filled with doubt and fear to deliver his people out of the hands of the Midianites. Gideon was hiding in the...

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