Blog Articles (Page 3)

Blog Articles (Page 3)

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Faith in the Unfamiliar

“Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, ‘Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: “Leave us…

God Is Everywhere

I just got a job offer as a travel agent. It’s a job that wasn’t really on my radar, but I have applied for a few travel agencies on Indeed to write for them. To make a long story short, I applied for several writing jobs but none accepted me. I had an email from a travel agent, and I got hired. I can work from home while I travel the world. No matter where I go, I know God…

Back to the Basics

“Don’t be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” – Nehemiah 8:10c [NASB] When we start to stray from the basics of our faith, the tell-tale sign is that we lose our joy. During a troubling time with his team, the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi, the famous American football coach, decided he needed to go back to the basics. He held up a football in a team meeting and said, “gentlemen, this is a football.” One…

The Enemy of My Enemy

“But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.” – Exodus 23:22 [ESV] Again, I’m reading through the Bible for the entire year, and I suppose I’m going to take you along for the ride! The Word of Almighty God is filled with so many truth gems that it requires constant digging to unearth it and appreciate it. I’m grateful for…
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Avoid Toxic Energy

“Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.” – Proverbs 17:1 [NIV] Toxic environments are the one thing Satan will use to throw us off track. When you’re in a place that is filled with negative energy, it will quickly bring you down. I remember living in New York City for my freshman year of college. New York City is known for being stressful. I remember living in the projects, and it…

God Wants to Take Us Out of Our Comfort Zone

I was talking to a friend on Discord and we were talking about living on your own in your twenties. I’m 25 and she’s 27, but she never lived on her own before. She stated the reason why she never really pushed herself was that she always had the comfort of her parents’ support. I told her had my mother never passed away I probably wouldn’t be as ambitious as I have been. God takes away things that are convenient…
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We Don’t Have To Be Victims

I watched a video on Youtube from a doctor who was homeless during his teenage years. He talked about how he had to sleep outside in a tent in the middle of Winter in Buffalo, New York. What makes his story even more inspiring is that he said he didn’t want to rely on the government or foster care (he was homeless due to his parents splitting up). He was able to pull his bootstraps and get through nine years…
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Testing Is Good

I just had my first Zoom meeting for my sales job. One of the guys talked about the course we have to take and what purpose it serves. He said we only have to know 10 percent of the course, but the test serves as a way to weed out those who are motivated and those who are not. God does the same thing to us. God puts through tests and trials that may seem pointless, but it’s worthwhile in…
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This Promise is Contingent!

David said in Psalm 27:13, “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” I imagine this anointed king writing this as he reflected over his childhood, enduring the rejection from his family, notably his father and brothers. I see him penning this as he muses about the struggles of fighting giants, being betrayed by the king, and finally running for his life. He writes from a place of…
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Leaving A Good Mark

“Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.” – Proverbs 22:1 [NLT] I talked to one of my friends from my church in Florida last night. We were discussing how much I was missed at church. It really meant a lot to me because it was tough fitting in at the church I was attending. That conversation made me realize that what I had in Jacksonville was special. I didn’t…
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God Doesn’t Care About Our Wealth

“The rich and poor have this in common: The LORD made them both.” – Proverbs 22:2 [NLT] In God, there’s no rich nor poor. The world checks your bank account, but God checks your heart. God doesn’t care about how much you have, but He cares about how you steward your money. God will give you all needs when you trust in Him. The world trust in their wallet, but a Godly man will put his faith in The One…
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Practice and Precept

Napoleon, commenting on the military genius of Marshal Villars, said, “he has united practice to precept.” I thought this was very interesting. It is easy to focus on the precepts and principles expressed by the wisdom of great men. In fact, speaking of the Bible specifically, many non-Christians have found certain truths beneficial to their life and overall wellbeing. Furthermore, the same has seen usefulness and value in the Scriptures though they aren’t committed followers of Christ. However, what’s good…

Why Encouragement Is Important

Motivational videos have become a hot trend in recent years. More and more young people look for positive motivational content because of all the negativity they deal with on a regular basis. Entrepreneurs are another group of people that spend a lot of time watching and reading motivational content. Entrepreneurs know all too well how important mindset is. If you have a negative attitude, you are not going to perform at the highest level. As Christians, we need daily encouragement…

The Secrets of Our Hearts

“People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.” – Proverb 16:2 [NLT] It is often said that what you see is what you get. In the Church, this is often not true. I lead a discipleship program for a major mission organization. We would often get young guys or gals in that school. These students were not with us long before it became evident that there was a disconnect between what they said and…
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Consistency Wins

To make 2022, or any year a success, you must have that grit, that motivation to keep going when things don’t look promising. I’m sure at this point, most of you guys have probably forgotten what your new year’s resolution is, but you don’t have to wait until January 1st to kick all the old habits in your life; you can do that now. God doesn’t measure time the way we do, so a year in God’s eyes is just…
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Proverbs: Promises or Probabilities?

“These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.” – Proverbs 1:1-2 [NLT] What is the purpose of the proverbs of Solomon, King of Israel? Are they iron-clad promises or probabilities? Proverbs is a book of wisdom or insights that, if you apply them, you will usually receive the desired results, but not always. When I hear a Proverb taught…