P Is for Peace

Apr 19

P Is for Peace

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15   Have you ever tried to find peace? The harder we try to find peace in our lives, the more elusive it seems to become. You can’t force your way in to finding peace. There aren’t seven steps to peace...

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O Is for Old Self

Apr 18

O Is for Old Self

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20   What happened to my old self? It was crucified with Christ. Your old self is dead. You no longer live. From now on, Christ lives in you. You are the...

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N Is for New Person

Apr 17

N Is for New Person

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17   Here’s another mind-blowing truth: When we believe in Christ, we become a new person. Our old life is gone. God gives us a new life in Christ. That’s amazing! People often talk about the Christian life as if the Bible offers a...

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M Is for Mercy

Apr 15

M Is for Mercy

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16   Help! That is a cry for mercy. It’s a plea for someone to come to our aid. We can come boldly to the throne of God. Believers will not find judgment at God’s throne. We can come to God with confidence...

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L Is for Love

Apr 14

L Is for Love

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5   I still can’t get over the notion that the Creator of the universe made it possible to live inside me. God gave us His Holy Spirit to dwell within us. Our God is not far away! He is inside us!...

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K Is for Knowing God

Apr 13

K Is for Knowing God

I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. Ephesians 1:16-17   We’re looking at the many ways God changes us from the inside out. So why is “Knowing God” on the list? In the Bible, when...

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J Is for Joy

Apr 12

J Is for Joy

And the believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52     Joy is a fruit of the Spirit so it’s natural that joy would accompany the presence of the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit living within us, our lives should be characterized by joy. Is that true for you? Do you feel joy on a regular basis? Again, most of us would have to...

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