Weekly Inspiration

October 6, 2018

Have you ever asked the questions: What is my purpose? Why was I born? Will my life ever amount to something worthwhile? Most of us would probably answer that we have not only asked these questions but also have pondered them the majority of our lives. We seem to spend an inordinate amount of time…

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September 29, 2018

In our world today, many do not feel protected, and the most vulnerable of society often feel abandoned. Even through the efforts of law enforcement, neighborhood watch programs, and advocate groups, there is still crime, child and elder abuse, hunger, homelessness, and various other disastrous social conditions that leave us overwhelmed and plagued with confusion…

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September 22, 2018

In the world today, it is often difficult to find unity among groups with differing religious beliefs, political views, or family values. But unity in its simplest definition is that of coherence, a balanced integration of diverse elements into one unit. The unit can be defined as family, the workplace, community, or society as a…

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September 15, 2018

Unforgiveness is a cancer that holds us hostage for a long time. It leaves us in spiritual desolation by robbing us of the joy in our lives. When we do not forgive others, we attach ourselves to that hurt and pain, and it continues to weaken and damage our spirit. Forgiving someone for the harm…

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September 8, 2018

In the simplest terms, surrender means to cease resistance. In other words, when we continue making the same decisions with the same results, while expecting different results, we often resist the consideration of another way. And when we resist other possibilities, we limit our choices. For most of us, surrender is a process that often…

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September 1, 2018

To continue our year of devotionals devoted to the topic of peace, excerpts from 40 Days, A Journey of Prayer will be used for the remainder of 2018.   There is conflict between accepting life as we would have it and life as it really is. Most of us have a vision for our lives…

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April 30, 2018

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Romans 14:19 What is the connection between peace and mutual edification? To edify is to lift up, to build, or to nurture. In community, there is a mutual or shared desire for the betterment of all. That betterment for…

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April 23, 2018

You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. Acts 10:36 When Jesus began his ministry, he announced that the kingdom of God had come near (Mark 1:15). If we think about the kingdom of God, we can imagine…

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April 16, 2018

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” (Mark 5:34). The woman wanted only to touch Jesus’ cloak—just the hem would be enough. After being ill for so long with no cures from any doctors, this was her last chance. When Jesus healed her,…

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April 9, 2018

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 Why is peace a blessing? Throughout the Bible, God gives peace to mankind. Even Jesus in his ministry encouraged those around him to live in peace. Once we acknowledge a power beyond ourselves that strengthens us, we realize that…

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