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IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 18

  A Life Focused on Christ Hebrews 12:1-3 A life of strong faith doesn’t happen automatically or without any effort on our part. Although we are not saved by our own endeavors, spiritual growth requires the appropriation of all the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 15

The Joy of Obedience Luke 5:1-11 We read in Luke 5 that Peter had spent his night as he usually did—fishing—but didn’t catch anything. He was surely tired, frustrated, and ready to go home. However, Jesus asked to borrow his … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 13

On effort Many things—such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly—are done worst when we try hardest to do them. From Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature Compiled in Words to Live By

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 30

Godly Goals Give You Hope to Endure “I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize” (Philippians … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: FEBRUARY 27

While You’re Working on Your Goals, God Is Working on You “I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 24

Direction of Focus Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters…, so our eyes look to the Lord our God… —Psalm 123:2 This verse is a description of total reliance on God. Just as the … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 16

The Concept of Divine Control …how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! —Matthew 7:11 Jesus is laying down the rules of conduct in this passage for those people who … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 7

All Efforts of Worth and Excellence Are Difficult Enter by the narrow gate….Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life…. —Matthew 7:13-14 If we are going to live as disciples of Jesus, we have … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: FEBRUARY 27

The Impoverished Ministry of Jesus Where then do You get that living water? —John 4:11 “The well is deep” — and even a great deal deeper than the Samaritan woman knew! (John 4:11). Think of the depths of human nature … Continue reading

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