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Are the Odds Against You ?

What should you do if the odds against you accomplishing an important goal are 450 to 1? Would that cause you to faint? Do you have the faith required to proceed? In Judges 7, when Israel cried out to the Lord to deliver them from the Midianites, He gave Gideon the impossible assignment of

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Does the Devil Frighten You?

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8) Notice how Peter described the devil. He used the personal possessive adjective, your. This means Satan is not just “the” enemy; he is “your” personal enemy. And you are his personal target. […]

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What to Do When You Keep Coming Up Short

Do you ever feel that you do not measure up? That something you desperately desire is beyond your reach? That your best efforts will fall short of the goal? If so, then Luke’s account of the meeting that took place between Jesus and a man named Zacchaeus will help you. A week before His death, […]

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Left Behind

If you are old enough, you may recall a song that was quite popular among evangelicals decades ago, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” In one of its verses, the worshipper sings, “The Cross before me, the world behind me…no turning back.” It is a powerful song of consecration. It reminds us to take our […]

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Are You Facing Trouble?

Trouble comes in different sizes. Some are small enough for you to ignore. Others are meager enough for you to manage alone. But what do you do when you are surrounded by an army of trouble? That was the question the servant of Elisha wanted an answer to the morning an army of trouble came […]

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The Siege Is Over

What do you plan to do in 2014? If you refuse to give up, if you decide to walk by faith with God, to keep pressing forward in your relationship with Him, you will locate favor, you will step into abundance, you will march into victory, you will discover

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Guaranteeing Victory

When involved in conflict with others, do you ever wonder whether God is on your side? I used to do so, and that produced a lot of stress and poor decisions. If I could be certain He was on my side, then I could be confident no enemy would defeat me; no problem could conquer […]

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Helping Others Win

You may be familiar with the Olympics for the handicapped, the Special Olympics. In one race in the Special Olympics held a few years ago, the number of runners had been reduced to five finalists. They stood at the starting line, the gun was fired, and they began running. They ran as fast as they […]

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