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DAILY HOPE: SEPTEMBER 2

Create a Spiritual Growth Chart “It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off” (Hebrews 2:1 The Message). As you grow to spiritual maturity, you will have to cooperate with God … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 30

Your First Purpose Is to Be Loved by God “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19 NIV). A man once came into my office and said, “I’m a Christian, but I don’t feel like I’m going anywhere … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JANUARY 21

Spiritual Growth Requires a Plan “You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 11

Individuality Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself…” —Matthew 16:24 Individuality is the hard outer layer surrounding the inner spiritual life. Individuality shoves others aside, separating and isolating people. We see … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 19

Self-Awareness Come to Me… —Matthew 11:28 God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside. Then we tend to fall back into self-examination, a habit … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MARCH 11

Obedience to the “Heavenly Vision” I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. —Acts 26:19 If we lose “the heavenly vision” God has given us, we alone are responsible— not God. We lose the vision because of our own lack … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 30

Yesterday You shall not go out with haste,…for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. —Isaiah 52:12 Security from Yesterday. “…God requires an account of what is past” (Ecclesiastes 3:15). At … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: OCTOBER 20

MORNING “Grow up into him in all things.” Ephesians 4:15 Many Christians remain stunted and dwarfed in spiritual things, so as to present the same appearance year after year. No up-springing of advanced and refined feeling is manifest in them. … Continue reading

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