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Prayer

"Praying at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perserverance, making supplication for all the saints." (Ephesians 6:18 ESV) "And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought to pray and not lose heart."...

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Power of Prayer

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24 ESV) "And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive it, if you have faith." (Matthew 21:22 ESV) There is power in a sincere, fervent prayer....

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The Hug

It never ceased to amaze me how a simple kiss could take away the tears from my toddlers’ eyes. How can something so small make such a change? The answer of course is that it showed someone cared, and that was truly all that really mattered in the eyes of my toddlers....

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Don’t Lose Heart

"Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me." (Psalm 50:15 ESV)Note that our text, Psalm 50, does not read, "Call upon Me" once "in the day of trouble; I will deliver you." No, rather Scripture's direction is to "pray...

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A Contrite Heart

"I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite." (Isaiah 57:15b ESV) Recently I knew something was amiss between the The Prince of Peace and...

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Sleepless Nights

"Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches." (2 Corinthians 11:28 NIV) Like most pastors, I often wake up in the middle of the night thinking about and worrying over people in the congregation that I serve. I guess that...

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Exercise Your Soul

"Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." (1 Tim. 4:6 NLT) Almost every morning for the last 25 years I have exercised my body. It is nothing too strenuous. It is just a light...

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Three Steps to Have Your Prayers Answered

Did anyone tell you there's no right or wrong way to pray? They're correct. But there is a wrong sense of conviction as we pray. When we ask God for blessings, we often use a mousy attitude. We request limited blessings. And imagine only what our human mind can hold....

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Waltz In

While I was praying, simple conversation with God, I found myself asking for something. Again. I thought, "I am constantly making requests! Wouldn't you think the Lord would get sick of that? I just waltz in, any time of the day or night I feel like it, and pray. I...

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