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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 19

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Discernment It feels good to have the final word in an argument, but that sense of satisfaction doesn’t last very long. Usually, everyone involved ends up feeling bad. In such situations, meekness is possible only … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 15

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Calling At times God calls us to things that require giving up or letting go of something important to us. That can be difficult or even confusing, but thankfully we know that “God is … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 14

The Benefit of Discernment Colossians 1:3-12 Have you ever listened to a radio station only to hear soft static over the music? If you adjust the tuning, you can usually get clear reception. The Christian life works much the same … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 23

The Distraction of Contempt Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt. —Psalm 123:3 What we must beware of is not damage to our belief in God but damage to our … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 15

“What Is That to You?” Peter…said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “…what is that to you? You follow Me.” —John 21:21-22 One of the hardest lessons to learn comes from our stubborn refusal … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 9

Building on the Atonement …present…your members as instruments of righteousness to God. —Romans 6:13 I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement for sin; I cannot redeem the world; I cannot right what is wrong, purify what is … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 13

“Do Not Quench the Spirit” Do not quench the Spirit. —1 Thessalonians 5:19 The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze— so gentle that unless you are living in complete fellowship and oneness with … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MAY 3

Vital Intercession …praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… —Ephesians 6:18 As we continue on in our intercession for others, we may find that our obedience to God in interceding is going to cost those for whom … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: APRIL 21

Don’t Hurt the Lord Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? —John 14:9 Our Lord must be repeatedly astounded at us— astounded at how “un-simple” we are. It is our own opinions … Continue reading

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