FOLLOWING GOD’S STRATEGY

Even if God's strategy doesn't make sense to us, faith will compel us to obey. The more time we spend with God and study His Word, the easier it becomes to exercise complete trust in His promises. As we develop intimacy with God, we can better hear His voice and understand what He is leading us to do and to say. As Scripture reminds us: "Your word is a lamp ...

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FEAR NOT; COUNT THE STARS

Abraham, with his small band of 318 trained men from his household, had just defeated the four kings led by Kedorlaomer and their armies—armies that had routed five local kings, capturing all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and even taking hostages, including Abraham's nephew Lot. With his victory, Abraham rescued Lot and others, recovering the spoils of war that had been claimed by the invaders. The Lord was on ...

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BEING DIFFERENT

Today we see many parents working hard to ensure their children fit in with their peers—spending beyond their means to provide the latest fashions and trendy technology for their children. They even compromise their standards to help their children blend in with the crowd. These parents have listened to the lie that being different is bad and unhealthy. Consequently, the next generation is being taught how to conform to peer ...

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David’s Call to Praise

If King David were with us today, no doubt he would sound this clarion call to every believer: "Praise the Lord!" He would encourage us to clap our hands, to make a joyful noise to Almighty God with instruments and voice, and to shout praises to the Most High God. That's right, shout! And David wouldn't quietly stand before us, meekly offering this as a suggestion for us to consider. ...

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

During the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, builders had to construct an elaborate trestle across a deep canyon. After it was built, the chief engineer wanted to test it. A train loaded with double the normal train cars and supplies was driven to the middle of the bridge where it stayed for an entire day. Someone asked the builder, "Are you trying to break the bridge?" His answer was, "No, ...

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