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    Waiting On God’s Timing

    Due to the depth and relevance of this article we have decided to republish it. We pray it is a blessing to your heart. Original Publish Date Dec 3, 2011 Waiting on God’s timing is one of the hardest things that a Christian has to do. Sometimes it feels like our prayers are going unheard. Of course, this is not the case. But the feeling is so real. The verse below, Isaiah 49:23, is one that spoke to my heart a few years ago. At that time things did not seem, by appearance, to be going very well in our lives.  Sometimes reading the Old Testament can almost seem cumbersome.…

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    If God Be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

    Due to the great relevance and depth of this article we have decided to republish it here in our Articles Section. Original publish date, April 8, 2012… Have you ever had a day where you felt it couldn’t get any better? There are some days that we know God is intervening and working everything out for His glory. Romans 8:31 challenges our modus operandi , our way of operating. This verse states: “What shall we then say of these? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 Yes, we have trials in this life, hard times, depressing circumstances. But there is also the joy of the…

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    Ye Must Be Born Again

    Our eternal residence is a fact that all of us must face. Our life is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away. God is the giver of life and also in control of when we cross the threshold of eternity. Sometimes God puts a situation in our lives to remind us of the fragility. This crashed Grand Am was sadly wrecked when a 21 year old lady was driving home under the influence. She was killed instantly when she crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle. She died instantly. The Bible promises His children that the instant our soul departs from our…

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    Faith in God That You Can See!

    Faith is a topic written about often in the Bible and criticized daily by the world. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself says that faith is something that you can see! How can that be? Let’s look at Matthew 9:2 first. Bible Verse About Faith This is probably my favorite Bible verse about faith. Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. Notice the words, and Jesus seeing their faith. Their actions made their faith visible to the world to…

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    Beginning with Rejoicing ~The Joy of the Lord

    Each morning is a new day. Let’s put a smile on your face and begin by praising God! Let the first thought of the day be, “Thank you Lord for my spouse, my kids, the sun that’s shining in the window, or [whatever applies to you]. There has to be something you can be thankful for, even if it is as simple as just the air you are breathing. Depression is like a coat with pockets that are filled with lead weights. The more depressed we are, the more lead weights are stacked into our pockets. So let me share with you my thoughts of beginning with rejoicing and the…

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    Thoughts About Israel Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Though it has been almost 50 years since the end of World War II, we should never forget the cruelty and injustices dealt to the Jewish people during that time. Tomorrow, April 28th, 2014 is Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. For two minutes tomorrow morning air raid sirens will blow and individuals will stop, even getting out of their cars, and bow their heads in remembrance of those who died during those world shaking days when Hitler’s wrath was poured out upon a people, a country, and even the world. A recent article I read stated that an estimated 6 million Jews lost their lives, accounting for about one-third of…

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    What Does the Bible Say About Gambling?

    Gambling is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, but there are principles in the Bible that teach how to live for God. From our very first visit to Montana we discovered that some forms of gambling are legal across the state. You can be driving miles from one of the larger cities and come to a gas station that feels in the middle of nowhere and find a casino. The Bible does not have specific verses the mention the internet, TV, radio, and entertainment but there are Biblical standards we must listen to and follow. By reading and understanding the Bible we can discern what programs to watch, the music…

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    Living A Christian Life That Matters

    We all have pursuits in life, whether we weigh it out as an ambition or simply live our lives in a certain way day after day, there is something that we are all pursuing. For a Christian our hearts should be focused on living a Christian life that matters.  Believers and non-believers alike can fill their lives with things they think are important, while in fact their endeavors are fruitless when put in the light of an Almighty God. Jesus Christ – the Foundation Sometimes we feel if we had unlimited money we would be happy. Somehow we could obtain all that we ever desired. Or the thought pattern that…

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    Religion vs. Christianity ~ What is the Difference?

    To most people in the world, if they see you as a Christian going to church on Sundays, Wednesday nights, and other church activities they automatically label you as ‘religious’. They do not realize there is a marked difference between religion vs. Christianity. Once I witnessed to a lady who was going through a very difficult time in her life. I had gotten acquainted with her outside of church and had never had a chance to witness to her. Then one day her world fell apart. I sat down with her and shared Christ. She was taken aback and said, “I never knew you were so religious.” Ah, not the…

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    Inspiring Bible Verses

    Have you ever been disappointed after reading an quote that is supposed to be inspirational? When it is written by someone who is not a believer they only have this world to look. They totally miss the heavenly perspective. Humanistic thinking permeates so much of this world. So for true inspiration I have never found anything that compares to inspiring Bible verses. The Bible approaches the issues of life from a totally different perspective. Inspirational Bible verses have been inspired by the Almighty God. But not matter how moving a verse is, it only provides a benefit to you if you apply it to your life. So many times people…

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