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God-Centered Versus Me-Centered

What is your everyday life like? Do you spend time with God, do you pray, read your word, do you meditate on God’s goodness, or go about your day thinking about just thinking about your wants and needs? Being God-centered is all about making God the main focus of your everyday life. You become so consumed with God to the point where your problems don’t feel all that important. God deserves to have our attention, but we get so distracted…
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Meditation is Medicine

I just finished watching a Charles Stanley sermon titled The Power Of Godly Meditation, and it changed the way I viewed meditation. I always thought of meditation as like you see in eastern religions or just thinking about something hard. Meditation; biblical meditation is all about cutting off all the distractions of the world and focus all your attention on God’s word. It’s doing more listening and less talking. Why You Should Meditate? Simply because the Bible tells us to.…

Why Rock Bottom Is Good

Have you ever felt hopeless, to the point where no one can help you? You ask yourself, “can this get any worse”? You try to fix your problems, but nothing seems to work. You feel like you can’t do anything right. You officially hit rock bottom, but the good news is that there is hope. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish…
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God Loved Us So We Can Love Him Back

We were all born in sin and shaped in iniquity. Because of this, we’re by default enemies of God. Even though we are very flawed creatures, God still gave us a chance to repent and follow Him. Jesus died not because we were good people but because we were terrible people who deserved Hell. The only way we could be worthy of Him is through Christ taken on our punishment by dying on the cross and rising again. It’s tempting…

The Rock That Is Higher Than I

“From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalms 61:3 [NASB] God Never Promised Us a Rose Garden When people come to faith in Christ, we tell them that they will experience love, joy, and peace, which is so very true. But we fail to mention that these byproducts of the Christian faith are often couched between hardship, suffering, and struggle. God…
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Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

When things in our life don’t go as planned, or if something we want doesn’t happen in our time schedule, we get easily worried. Worrying about our problems doesn’t solve our problems; in a lot of cases, it makes our problems worst. It’s natural for us to have concerns about life, but there’s a difference between concern and worry. Concern is when you’re cautious about something and carefully planned ahead, whereas worry is when you’re playing the “what-if” game in…

Trust God Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense

It’s easy to trust God when it’s convenient, but trusting God is oftentimes not convenient. It’s tempting to play it safe and do what everyone else says “works.” I’ve done that, and it hasn’t gotten me anywhere. Trusting God and going against conventual wisdom is what got me the big breaks in my life. I’m not against seeking wise counsel, but I make sure God has the final say-so in my decision-making process. Like many of you, I have struggled…
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What Godly Peace Looks Like

About five months ago, I released a devotional titled “Peace Beyond Understanding.” I created it in response to the countless blogs I’ve posted about centering your life around Christ over the past month. I don’t write blog posts as if my life is perfect; it’s quite the opposite since I’m dead broke while encouraging you all to trust in Jesus. I’m able to continue to write these blogs daily because of the peace I’ve experienced in my life despite having…
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Resting On God’s Promises

I have been talking extensively about the peace of God because I know how life can bring us down. When we go through adversity, we tend to question God’s character. We wonder if God is who He says He is, or we feel like we’ve failed God, so He doesn’t want to bless us anymore. In the past two months, I’ve learned God is faithful even when I haven’t always been faithful to him. “If we are unfaithful, he remains…
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Grace For Each Other

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29 [ESV] What’s one of the opposites of gratitude? It’s complaining! We are to build each other up! If someone cut you off in traffic, we out resort to fear and complain and say things, “They must be have been on the phone!” “Where was their focus?”…
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Danger Of Self-Ambition

Selfish ambition is when you desire to purely elevate yourself only. The opposite of love is selfishness. Self-ambition is a trap that so many people fall into, and even Christians can get ensnared as well. Our flesh continually craves satisfaction, and it will do anything to get what it wants, even if it involves doing the vilest and evil thing imaginable. David, who is considered a man after God’s own heart, fell into selfish ambition when he looked at Bathsheba…

Survival Mode Versus Serving Mode

As Christians, we are called to serve God and serve others. God tells us to work to eat, but why we work is essential. We don’t work to be rich (by rich, I mean having many earthly possessions), but we work as a service to God. We live in a hustle-driven society where we get so consumed by our work we lose focus on God. Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and fear losing their job despite hating their…
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Our Storms Can Help Others

I was reading the story of Ruth, and I thought about Naomi. Naomi was a widowed woman who was too old to bear children, and there was a famine in the land. Ruth had the option to return to Moab and worship the pagan gods she had left behind, but she decided to stay with Naomi even though Oprah (Ruth’s sister) had already left. Naomi felt like God has forgotten her, but little did she know that God would bless…

The Maturity is in the Scrutiny

Christ gives us sufficient warning in the Scriptures of the coming age of deception. He says in Matthew 24:4-5, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” This post won’t be an effort to prove that we are in a time of deception; that subject can be treated at a later time. However, suffice it to say that we live in a time of confusion and…
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God, Offer Us the Spirit of Joy

God offers us the Spirit of God offers us the Spirit of Joy. It’s one of the fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Joy, I believe, goes beyond circumstances or feelings. It’s all about perspective. I am not saying circumstances or feelings can’t add to the experience of joy but did you know you…
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Failure Is Sometimes Good

I’ve failed in many areas in my life: my money, my time with God, being able to maintain a clean house, etc. It’s so easy for us to get hard on ourselves when we don’t live up to the expectations we have set for ourselves. The world tells us that failure is a bad thing, but true success in life comes through failure. The business world does embrace failure, but they always rely on self-will and self-improvement to get out…