Tag Archives: God’s purpose

IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 26

  The Difference Between Wants and Needs Psalm 34:8-10 Sometimes we confuse wants and needs. We can become so focused on our wants that they feel critical to our well-being. Then, when God doesn’t meet our “need,” we get angry … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 22

  Knowing God Psalm 81:10-16 All people want to be known and understood. This also applies to how God views our relationship with Him. While He knows our every thought and can number the hairs on our head, we also … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 16

  Strength for the Lonely Isaiah 41:9-11 Loneliness is a painful emotion that many people fear. Paul knew what it felt like, so his life and letters can offer us encouragement when we’re lonely. Yesterday we saw how the apostle … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 4

A Training Course in Obedience Luke 5:1-11 In today’s passage, Peter’s initial interaction with Christ seems unimportant. We assume Jesus asked Peter for the use of his boat, which meant that the weary fisherman put aside his cleanup duties in … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 3

Confronting Closed Doors Acts 16:1-13 Closed doors can be frustrating. Paul knew exactly how that felt. On his second missionary journey, during which he had hoped to tell the good news in Asia, the apostle repeatedly found his way blocked … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JULY 5

Four Steps to Forgiving Others “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 20

Who Controls Your Future? “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28 NLT). One of the great fears we … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 6

Why Do You Do What You Don’t Want to Do? “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32 NIV). Have you ever wondered why you do what you don’t want to do? Or why … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 23

Change Requires Making Choices “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 20

Four Secrets to Answered Prayer “Then [Nehemiah] said, ‘O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands, listen to my prayer! . . … Continue reading

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