A New Heart

You can get a new car, a new house, a new book, a set of clothes, and a new tool or toy. Amazingly, in some cases, people can actually get a new heart. But can you get a new heart for your soul? Something more than muscle? Something new inside that’s right and pure? Something…

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When Will God Accept You?

Once you’ve proved yourself enough? Once you’re good enough? When you die? When you’re in heaven? Ever? How can you know if and when God accepts you? Jesus. He did it all. He’s made you worthy. It’s finished and complete. Believe in Jesus. Let him do all the work for you. Rest in him. If…

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Do You Like Winning?

Some people are pretty competitive. They just have to win at everything. Others don’t mind coming in second place, or even fourth or fifth. But at some point, everyone enjoys winning. Especially when it matters the most. Nothing could matter more than a person’s final destiny. There’s nothing more critical than knowing what will happen…

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Using Evil

Are there things in this world that bother you? Things that are downright evil? God hates evil, too. Amazingly, he can use evil for good. He takes the things he never wanted, but knew would happen, and decides on a plan before it even happens to harness the bad and accomplish something better. Want proof?…

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My Heart’s Strength

The human heart is a powerful organ. It’s pumping blood and life through the body, beating some 60 to 100 times a minute. But hearts become weak. They eventually fail. They wear out over time or become broken from sorrow. What if your heart could beat forever? With God, it can. He sustains us for…

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Resilient

There are storms in life and times of drought. When battered or parched, we needresilience.Especially when it comes to the soul.How do you build soul resilience? It’s not by looking within to find inner strength. Notwhen we’re parched and have nothing left. It’s not by keeping a stiff upper lip and justtrying to weather the…

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Wars and rumors of wars

The news is filled with a lot of bad . . . news. Including wars. And things brewing around the world that can escalate to further conflict. We pray for peace. We pray for those who suffer around the world. We pray for those who’ve lost loved ones and for those who are scared and…

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Plans that never fail

Do your plans always work out? Yeah, right. We can plan and try and do everything we can to make it happen just as we envisioned. But life doesn’t always follow our plans. It does follow God’s plans. In the end, what God desires will prevail. Things absolutely must follow his purposes for our lives.…

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Better together

People can be tough to work with. We hurt each other and get upset with each other. Sometimes it can feel like it’s easier to just do things alone. Sometimes. But we weren’t made to live life alone. We need each other. It’s better to rely on one another and support each other. Even though…

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Unfailing love

Does your love sometimes fail? Are you loved imperfectly by others? Of course. Because perfection seems impossible. Perfect, constant, unchanging, never-failing love seems impossible. We can love deeply, but not perfectly. God can. God does. His love for us never stops. Never gives up. Never slips up. Never disappoints. Never needs to apologize. God’s love…

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