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WHY DOES GOD SEEM SO FAR AWAY AT TIMES?

SCRIPTURE: Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8) MEDITATION: Too many believers have walked away from God. He has not moved—they have. The moment we stop drawing near to our Heavenly Father, we put a limit on our … Continue reading

WHO YOU GONNA CALL, WHEN YOU NEED HELP?

SCRIPTURE: When I called, You answered me; You made me bold and courageous. (Psalm 138:3) MEDITATION: Whenever we are suffering from being lonely, sorrowing over a loss, or in a spiritual valley, we need to talk to someone – preferably a close friend. We need someone who understands us and will not judge us, but … Continue reading

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP, BUT WILL IT BE A PEACEFUL SLEEP?

SCRIPTURE: “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8) MEDITATION: The world is in a dilemma. It is bent on severing all relationships with God, but when that happens people have no place to retreat to except within themselves. When we realize there is … Continue reading

PURE IN HEART: A GODLY CHARACTERISTIC OF THOSE WHO BELONG TO THE LORD

SCRIPTURE: He who walks righteously and speaks what is right, who rejects gain from extortion and keeps his hand from accepting bribes, who stops his ears against plots of murder and shuts his eyes against contemplating evil ~ this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. … Continue reading

JOY AND HAPPINESS, WHERE ARE YOU HIDING?

SCRIPTURE: Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. (1 Peter 1:8) MEDITATION: We live in a world of thwarted hopes, broken dreams and frustrated desires. British poet and author G.K. Chesterton … Continue reading

ARE YOU GUILTY OF DECEIVING YOURSELF?

SCRIPTURE: Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22) MEDITATION: If you joined a club that included some specific instructions and rules that must be followed by all members, what would you do? Would you willingly follow the guidelines and obey the rules? Or, would you … Continue reading

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO BE ACTIVE, AND WHAT CAUSES YOU TO BE LAZY?

SCRIPTURE: We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. (Hebrews 6:12) MEDITATION: The definition for “lazy” is, “unwilling to work or use energy”. Nobody wants to be identified as being “lazy”. Why? Because it connotes a person who just doesn’t care, … Continue reading

TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE? IT IS NOT A QUESTION FOR CHRISTIANS

SCRIPTURE: “These things I command you, that ye love one another.” (John 15:17) MEDITATION: Have you struggled with trying to determine what Spiritual gift God has given you? You may not think you could be a preacher, missionary, teacher, singer, or serve in any other capacity, but the story isn’t over. God may be preparing … Continue reading

ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD?

SCRIPTURE: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) MEDITATION: I have heard many people say, “I just can’t seem to feel close to the Lord”. They tell me that they attend church on a regular basis, pray daily and make every effort to show love for … Continue reading

REALLY? I CAN BE BLESSED THROUGH DISCIPLINE?

SCRIPTURE: Blessed is the man You discipline, O Lord, the one you teach from Your law. (Psalm 94:12) MEDITATION: When receiving discipline as a child, did your parents ever tell you, “I’m doing this for your good”? If you are like me, you probably thought, “How is my punishment going to be for good?” However, … Continue reading