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IN TOUCH DAILY: NOVEMBER 12

God’s Encouraging Presence Psalm 42 When we are in despair, it’s difficult to sense the Lord’s presence with us. The circumstances seem to overwhelm what we know to be true—that His Holy Spirit abides in us forever. We long for … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 28

  Doing God’s Work God’s Way Zechariah 4:1-7 In 538 B.C. the Israelites returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. However, they encountered many adversaries who tried to prevent them from succeeding (Ezra 4:1-5). Discouragement set in, and eventually they … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 23

  Sunday Reflection: The Labor of Peacemaking Peacemaking is proactive work. Seeking justice and reconciliation may require us to enter into conflict, meet needs of the hurting, or provide tangibly for those who lack. (See 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.) Other times … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 27

Life’s Passing Storms Psalm 107:23-32 Everyone experiences storms in life—occasions that bring pain, suffering, or loss. It’s in turbulent times that all sorts of questions come to mind: Where is God? Why has this happened? Was it something I did? … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 5

How Comforters Are Created 2 Corinthians 1:1-7 When Job was suffering, he said, “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” (Job 2:10). Even hardship and pain have a place in God’s plan for each believer. During … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 16

The Key to the Master’s Orders Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. —Matthew 9:38 The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JUNE 30

Do It Now! Agree with your adversary quickly… —Matthew 5:25 In this verse, Jesus Christ laid down a very important principle by saying, “Do what you know you must do— now. Do it quickly. If you don’t, an inevitable process … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JUNE 27

The Overshadowing of God’s Personal Deliverance “…I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. —Jeremiah 1:8 God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally— “…your life shall be as a prize to you…” (Jeremiah 39:18). That is … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MAY 19

Out of the Wreck I Rise Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? —Romans 8:35 God does not keep His child immune from trouble; He promises, “I will be with him in trouble…” (Psalm 91:15). It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: NOVEMBER 11

MORNING “Underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27 God–the eternal God–is himself our support at all times, and especially when we are sinking in deep trouble. There are seasons when the Christian sinks very low in humiliation. Under a deep … Continue reading

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