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A Clear Path

With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow. Proverbs 3:5-6 (CEV) God has a plan for your future. He created you for a purpose while you were still in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13).…

The Future Is So Bright

…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) We need to stop looking back. Our past served a purpose. It made us who we are today. It taught us lessons…

I Have All I Need

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses,…

A New Purpose

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) God has called…

A New Creation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 After we become Christians, we may face times when we focus on our past and let those thoughts hold us back. We didn’t say or do the right thing. We…

Share The Gift

Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins, turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to show that you have received forgiveness for your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit….Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners…Those who…

God Is Faithful

If we confess our sins, (God) is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV) Many times when we make a mistake, we want to hide from it. We don’t want to face our mistakes and we want to keep them covered up. When…

East To West

How far has the Lord taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance from east to west! Just as parents are kind to their children, the Lord is kind to all who worship him. Psalm 103:12-13 (CEV) We have all made mistakes. Some of them are large and known by others, while some are small…

Time For A Break

Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:72 (NIV) God brought Peter to a place where he knew he made a mistake. His sin was obvious to…

God Knows Your Future

So I will call you Peter, which means “a rock.” On this rock I will build my church, and death itself will not have any power over it. Matthew 16:18 (CEV) Peter was one of Jesus’ twelve best friends. Jesus knew Peter would later disown Him the night He was arrested. Peter didn’t think that…

You Are Complete

…and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. Colossians 2:10 (NLT) When we compare ourselves to others, it makes us feel like something is missing. We feel as if we don’t measure up. But what are we trying to measure up to? God tells us we are complete…

Who Are You Trying To Please?

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 (NIV) There are times we are focused on winning the approval of people. We do and…

Do Your Own Work

Do your own work well, and then you will have something to be proud of. But don’t compare yourself with others. Galatians 6:4 (CEV) It is so easy to get into the habit of comparing ourselves to others. Is what we are doing measuring up to others? Does our home and yard look as nice…

You Are On My Mind

But one testified in a certain place, saying: “What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands.…

It’s A Heart Thing

When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ…

Mission Accepted

Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have…

Citizenship Approved

Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and…

Everyone Is Accepted

Peter fairly exploded with his good news: “It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open. The Message he sent to the children of Israel—that through…

Are You An Alien?

Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh… that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near…

Ambassador For Christ

So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NLT) An ambassador is an official representative of the foreign country they come from. They are able to negotiate on behalf of their home country. Ambassadors work as messengers…

More Than A Conquerer

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? …No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:35-37 (NIV) A conqueror gains by fighting or winning by force. They have gone to battle…

You’re Adopted

Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. Ephesians 1:5 (NKJV) Children are blessings to their family. Their place in the family is secured by birth.  But adopted children have a special relationship with their parents. They are chosen by their parents to become…

God’s Seal of Approval

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 (NIV) You have God’s seal of approval. You don’t have to work to earn it. His seal is yours once you accept Jesus…

Who Are You Afraid Of?

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25 (NIV) It is easy to be afraid of man. We worry about what people will think of us. We compare ourselves to others and worry we won’t measure up. This fear can prevent us from…

It’s Not All About You

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? Romans 8:31 (MSG) Have you ever thought that you were fully responsible for working out God’s plan for your life?  Do you worry that if you make a mistake, whatever God had planned won’t work out?  While God wants…

You Are My Favorite

But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. Romans 5:8 (MSG) In case you forgot, God loves you.  Even before you knew He existed, He loved you.  He developed plans to give you hope and a future…

You Are A Masterpiece

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) Many times we see our past mistakes or failures and allow them to determine our future.  We feel that since we failed the last time we…

You Are Not Alone

Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Deuteronomy 31:6 (MSG) Everyone goes through challenges in life.  We interact with difficult people at work, an unexpected financial…