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“The Source of it All”

“The Source of it All”

John 15:5 (NIV) 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. God is the source of All increase and His word is the fertilizer that makes it grow. When you apply the word of God to…

Don’t Settle for the Counterfeit

Don’t Settle for the Counterfeit

The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.  Proverbs 22:10 Are you settling for a counterfeit? Coca Cola has a slogan and the tag line is “Coca Cola’s soft drinks are the real thing” emphasizing if you drink anything else, it’s a counterfeit; it’s not authentic, and…

“It’s Just A Test”

“It’s Just A Test”

In school, we learn the lessons and then take the test, but in life, we take the test to be taught the lessons. This is often the growth plan that God has for many of us. No matter how it happens, a test will be involved. Will you pass the test?  In Genesis 22 we see…

Oh the Test!

Oh the Test!

Lamentations 3:23 – Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Life will try you, test you, and defeat you if you fall pray to its test. But thank God for His faithfulness even when we are faithless. Thank God for His mercy and grace!!  God always withholds things we deserve because of His…

Faith

Faith

Hebrews 11:1 NLT – Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Faith is a much talked about subject in today’s world. We see faith in action, and we also know that there is a void in some areas when it comes to…

“Next Level”

“Next Level”

Matthew 14 – 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said.Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus Are you ready for your next level? Your next level will require you to move beyond what you see,…

Keys to Living the Blessed Life

Keys to Living the Blessed Life

Key #1  Be fully Persuaded Romans 4:18Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations Do you want to live the Blessed Life? The life that God has promised to you and your house. In order to do so, it will take you walking…

Your Best is Yet to Come

Your Best is Yet to Come

1 Corinthians 2:9 – No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.   In this blog, I want to encourage you in an area that may be one of our (myself included) biggest challenges. Sometimes it’s hard to wait on the Lord…

Staying Free From Toxins

Staying Free From Toxins

Psalms 119:9-119 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.   We live in a world…

“Broken Focus”

“Broken Focus”

  Philippians 4:8 King James Version (KJV) – 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.   All of us face the…

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