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Encouragement

Praying with God or God Praying with Us

Sometimes when we pray, it is hard to know who is initiating the prayer.  Is it us or God.  In Romans 8:26, Paul says the Spirit help us to pray.  But sometimes we are seeing a need and start praying. … Continue reading

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Does God Still Love Us When We are Depressed?

Many times we get low, and God really cares. God does not condemn us when we are low or even depressed. He loves us and cares for us. We need to bring our troubles to God. God is gracious to us … Continue reading

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AnimatedFaith.com Cartoon Video

Here is a simple AnimatedFaith.com cartoon video by ‘Dave’. AnimatedFaith.com has great Devotional Videos.  AnimatedFaith offers many online devotionals in blog and video formats to encourage you in your Christian Life . AnimatedFaith: Encourages Devotional Prayer Encourages Bible Study Teaches … Continue reading

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Living for Today

We fall into a situation so many times where we regret the past or worry about tomorrow. I personally forget to live in the present and enjoy what God has given me today. Concerning the past, we can learn from our mistakes, … Continue reading

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God Does Not Give Up on Us

Everything in the garden was wonderful between God and man. But once sin same in there was a problem, but God does not give up on us. God made a way through His Son Jesus Christ for us to come … Continue reading

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Hard Events Help us Grow in God

Hard events of life help us grow in God. Faith is tested by the events of life. Everything is under the hand of God, both the easy and the hard. Almost every person mentioned in the Bible had difficult times. … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays for Us – Encouragement to Go on with Christ

Encouragement to go on with Jesus – that could also be the title of the book of Hebrews. Jesus is praying for us to be encouraged to move forward with Him. The author of Hebrews is trying to get the readers … Continue reading

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God Never Gives Up on Us

God Never Gives Up on Us. Don’t worry, we may fail, but God finds a way to restore us. God never forgets the purpose He created us for. We were make for a purpose and God knows that. So don’t … Continue reading

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Intimacy Between God and Man

God loves us. God is love. It is hard to find a religion where God loves man. God wants an intimate loving relationship between God and man. When man sins, God loves to restore us. He does not give up … Continue reading

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On Looking at God

“The more I contemplate and think about God, the more God looks on me. The more I pray to him, the more he thinks of me too.” ― Bernard of Clairvaux Looking onto Jesus the author and finisher of our … Continue reading

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Listen To Jesus

It’s so easy to get distracted with good religious things and miss Jesus. Jesus is the focus of the New Testament. Jesus is the main subject. Even the good disciples like Peter could get distracted with doing something “great” for … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Let God strengthen you. Never give up. So watch this short devotional video on “God Never Gives Up on Us “ Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings … Continue reading

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Jesus as the Focus…

The whole New Testament from Matthew to Revelation, all 27 books has a focus and that focus is Jesus Christ.  So Jesus Christ is the focus of the last book of the Bible, the book called “Revelation”. Everyone loves a … Continue reading

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Replace fear with FAITH

Faith always encourages us and moves us forward. Fear causes us to slow down, stop and go into paralysis mode making us afraid to do anything. So watch this short video on “Replace fear with FAITH” When we go to … Continue reading

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God Helps Us Pray

God Helps Us Pray Here are three key verses in the Bible showing us how God helps us pray.  Even Elijah the great prophet in the Old Testament was weak like us, and many times had trouble knowing how to … Continue reading

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Why Be Anxious, Just Pray

If we are honest, we all have to admit that we have a problem with anxiety. Some, obviously, are more prone to worry than others. It seems that no matter how many problems God solves for us, there is always … Continue reading

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Elijah Believed God

Elijah Believed God ELIJAH: Had great confidence in God, and was not intimated by enemies Did, at times, become depressed and discouraged Believed in the one true God of the Bible and rejected all other gods Obeyed God Performed miracles … Continue reading

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Seeing God Who is Hidden

God sometimes seems to us to be quiet or hidden. Many of us would prefer a very visible God, but God is Spirit, and often works in wonderfully hidden ways. We can’t always see what He is doing. Occasionally we … Continue reading

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Friends with God

John 15:13-15 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does … Continue reading

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Isaac and Joseph – More Impossible Situations

Luke 1:37  “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The Birth of Isaac, the Son of Promise After arriving in the land of Canaan, Abraham and his wife, Sarah, faced an impossible situation. God had promised to make a great … Continue reading

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God Will Put You in Impossible Situations to Prove He is God

God loves impossible situations! Elijah, God’s prophet, faced an impossible and discouraging situation. The people of Israel refused to follow God and worshipped idols despite His unfailing kindness to them. How did Elijah handle these thankless rebels? He trusted God … Continue reading

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Pray, and Let God Worry

Martin Luther (16th century monk) said “Pray, and let God worry“. Which means don’t worry, give the concern to God. He can handle it.   Paul in Philippians 4:6 said: “Don’t worry; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with … Continue reading

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Who Is In Control

“Rather than trying to maintain control over your life, abandon yourself to My will.”   This is a quote from one of my favorite devotionals Jesus Calling  that I read almost every morning for encouragement, spiritual nourishment and just get my … Continue reading

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Little Town of Bethlehem

Luke 2:3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The more we thank God for what He has done the better we relate to God, others and ourselves. 1 Chron 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  for his steadfast love endures forever!  

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He Makes the Foundations of the Earth

When God is the one who made the foundations of the earth, why should we be anxious over anything. He is all powerful and almighty.  Who could be bigger or greater or stronger than God.    Psalm 104  1 Bless … Continue reading

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Accepted by God

Ephesians 1:6  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

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God has Absolute Control

God has absolute control over man, earth, heaven and hell. Man is real; Earth is real. Heaven is real; and hell is real. The Bible talks about all these things. So which way is your life going?

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Perseverance In Prayer

Prayer works, we just need to continue and not give up.  This is called perseverance in prayer. The prayer of Elijah, which stopped the rain from heaven and later opened heaven’s floodgates, was an example of a long series of his … Continue reading

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Restoration and Grace

The Lord is always in the restoration business because He knows we are frail failing sinners that need grace. In the gospel of Luke, Jesus knowing Peter would deny Him three times, prayed for Peter that his faith would not … Continue reading

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His Kingdom is Better than Anxiety

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day … Continue reading

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The Lord, My Rock

2 Samuel 22:47 “ The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation, Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and … Continue reading

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He is Able

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath … Continue reading

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Jesus is Alive

Resurrection day means Jesus is alive. Jesus Christ was born a man, lived and had a ministry, he died on a cruel Roman cross and was resurrected the third  day from the dead. His resurrection means we can have eternal … Continue reading

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Hope Propels Us

Yes, when we have hope, it makes us go faster.  Hope propels us.  Think about how much hope the Bible gives us.  In the Bible God wins, the enemy, Satan looses.  Men and Women  created in the image of God … Continue reading

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The Bible in Two Minutes

Here is a quick overview of the Bible in two minutes. Here is the full text: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory. Satan tempted … Continue reading

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God Loves to Hear Prayer

God loves to hear prayer. He is a God who listens. Look at these verses on prayer in the Bible, God listens to every prayer.  Have this confidence that in every pray, whether it be small or large, whether it … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: – from Phil 1:6

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Disappointments

Never never get angry over your circumstances. That’s a hard one, but so true. God allows things that are outright hard, disappointing and just unhappy and discouraging. But God is still God, the sun still shines above the clouds. Hebrews … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Never give up. Look at Hebews chapter 11, what is the result: God wins. Through thousands of years of problems, issues and opposition, God comes out on top. So never give up.

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Where is Peace?

From Romans chapter 8, “.., to set the thoughts on the spirit is life and peace”. There is only one pace for peace, that is in God. Everywhere else is only a mirage of peace. In this world you will … Continue reading

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Ok, I Am Human

Ok I am not perfect, I am human. I may try to have a long prayer time, but I get distracted by a multitude of things. My mind and thinking wanders while I am trying to pray. IT’S ALL RIGHT … Continue reading

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Opposition Brings Success

Right before success you face your worst opposition. Look at the Lord Jesus, He was facing death by on a cruel Roman cross, but resurrection is coming in 3 days. His resurrection makes the way for all sinners to receive … Continue reading

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God Uses People Like Gideon with Little Faith

God even uses people with little faith. Do we ever wonder why God put us in some situations? Well Gideon also wondered.  Look at this Bible passage. Gideon almost gave up, until the Lord spoke to him. And after the Lord spoke, … Continue reading

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When God speaks, He Eventually Gets His way – Jonah

God did not give-up with Jonah. He still wanted Jonah to fulfill God’s original plan, purpose or burden that God called him for.  In Jonah 3 it says that God spoke again to Jonah. God speaks again.  God again asked Jonah to go … Continue reading

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Bumps in Life

A few of us humans encounter bumps and troubles in life.  I think only about 99.9999 percent of humans experience bumps. Consider the Apostle Paul who encountered a few bumps in his life and ministry; look at Second Corinthians chapter … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 11

God always wins and the Bible story has an encouraging happy ending. So God in His word, the Bible, the scriptures looks forward to the day where every evil thing is subdued on the earth. At that future time the … Continue reading

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God Sees Tears, Pain and Disappointment

When we or others cry, go through pain or disappointment, we have to remember God is here.  God actually remembers all our tears and pain. Look at the Bible verse in Psalm 56:8 … you(God) know my wanderings: you(God) put … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer Time

The morning time is the best time to connect with God in the Bible and prayer. Here is an encouraging Bible verse: Mark 1:35  Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to … Continue reading

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Tribulation

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;   See my blog God Feels Pain, Tears and Disappointment.

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