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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 22

Praying in a Crisis James 5:13-18 The New King James Version of James 5:16 says “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Effective—that is exactly what we want our prayers to be, especially in crisis. Let’s look … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 18

The Landmine of Jealousy James 3:13-18 Jealousy has destructive power. It’s actually a disagreement with God over something we don’t have that He has chosen to give someone else. Or, in some cases, it results from fear of being replaced … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 9

Doing God’s Work God’s Way Zechariah 4:5-7 Zechariah 4 speaks of an approach to serving that will never become stale: All kingdom work that the Father considers valuable takes place through His Holy Spirit—not by means of human power or … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 31

Faith Helps You Focus Your Goals “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” (Ephesians 3:20 The Message). We know that setting goals is important because the Bible … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 23

How Joseph Trusted God with His Disappointments “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV). Imagine … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: SEPTEMBER 6

Focus on Pleasing God, Not People “Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts” (1 Thessalonians 2:4 NLT). God did not make you to be what somebody else wants you to be. … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JULY 17

Life Is About Relationship, Not Acquisition “But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 26

How to Keep Your Enthusiasm “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:11-12 NIV). To reach your goals, you have to figure out … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 12

Why Keep Praying When There Is No Answer? “Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers” (Ephesians 6:18 NLT). Why should you remain persistent in your prayers when you don’t get an answer? Here are four reasons. Persistent prayer focuses … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 12

Make Time to Be Quiet “Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you … Continue reading

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