Moving Mountains

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DAILY VERSE

Then I told them about how the gracious hand of God had been on me, and about my conversation with the king. They replied at once, “Yes, let’s rebuild the wall!” So they began the good work.

Nehemiah 2:18

 

DEVOTION

Things don’t always work out the way you’d hoped. Your plans can be dashed in an instant. Maybe God had stopped the progress so He could do a work in you or a group of people? When that work has been accomplished He may resurrect those plans and anoint those who stayed the course, by faith, to rebuild. Nehemiah had no great skills, he was a cupbearer. But his faith allowed him to be used by God to rebuild Jerusalem! Those who believed partnered with him and this seemingly unsurmountable task was accomplished. If we have just the smallest amount of faith (mustard seed), mountains will be moved!

Keys to a Successful Life

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DAILY VERSE

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

 

 

DEVOTION

God created us for his pleasure; he desires a best friend relationship with you. Your time with him brings pieces, parts, ideas and opportunities to be successful in life. Prayer is where we develop that best friend relationship, it’s also where success in our daily life starts. With God at your side, all things are possible!

Fan the Flames

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DAILY VERSE

For this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.

Luke 15:24

 

DEVOTION

We can all suffer through seasons when our faith is not as shiny and new as it once was. We may stray and stumble, God reacts like a powerful electromagnet that pulls on our heart. When the flame in our hearts has dwindled to just an ember, God is always ready to aid in fanning it back into a full flame.

May the God of mercy fan the desires of our heart into a forest fire of works in His name!

The only requirement…faith.

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DAILY VERSE

“Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.”

1 Samuel 17:33

 

DEVOTION

Have you ever faced a giant? Giants can be people or seemingly insurmountable situations. How many times have you heard the words of the less courageous or Satan tell you, “There’s no way you’ll overcome that?” Fortunately, we have an amazingly powerful and amazingly loving God who stands in front of us as we face these giants! The only requirement is faith.

On Equal Ground

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DAILY VERSE

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him.

Matthew 9:9

 

DEVOTION

Imagine the crowds of people streaming into church on a Sunday morning. Now, imagine sticky notes attached to each person’s back proclaiming their status: father, mother, son, daughter, banker, construction worker, drug addict, adulterer… Then imagine this; as they walk through the open doors of the church, all of the labels fall off.

It’s not how the outside world sees us, it’s how God sees us that matters. As a group of believers, the labels are gone and we are all on equal ground in God’s eyes. If we are willing, Christ will use us to do amazing things in His name!

Back Roads and Bumpy Trails

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DAILY VERSE

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

James 1:2-3

 

DEVOTION

I have to be honest, waiting is extremely hard. My faith may not waiver, but boy does the anxiety and doubt set in sometimes. I know God is doing something big, but when the test spans a period of years, it can weigh heavy on you. This is what I accepted though. Following Christ will involve many bumps and bruises. It’s the back roads and bumpy trails of participation in God’s purposes that perfects and purifies.

You Are a Conquering Warrior!

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DAILY VERSE

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.

Romans 8:15

 

DEVOTION

Have you ever felt as if you’d lost your confidence in yourself? Like your ability to do something had gone as far as it could go and you had no more gas left in your tank? The Devil loves to inject doubt. He prowls about looking for ways to tear us down. Yet we have an all-powerful Father who loves us deeply. We have 24/7 access to his strength and ability fend off the attacks of the enemy. So fear not, each of us has the spirit of a conquering warrior inside of us!