Z Is for Zealous

Apr 30

Z Is for Zealous

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:58   When I begin to feel tired and discouraged it’s a warning light to me. I’m trying to do things on my own effort instead of relying on God. Jesus said His burden was light, so...

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Y Is for Your Unique Growth

Apr 29

Y Is for Your Unique Growth

And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting. Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed. 1 Corinthians 15:37-38   God causes us to grow into exactly who He wants us to become. God nurtures us to become someone new. We grow and...

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X Is for ‘Xcellent Thoughts

Apr 28

X Is for ‘Xcellent Thoughts

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. . . . Then the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9   We’ve talked a lot about change from the inside out. But what does that really look...

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W Is for Work in Progress

Apr 27

W Is for Work in Progress

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6   In our microwave culture, we want things fast. If it’s not quick enough, we become impatient. We’re like the person who prayed, “Lord, give me patience and I want it now!” Sometimes God...

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V Is for Victory

Apr 26

V Is for Victory

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37   Have you ever seen a sports event in which one team eeked out a narrow win? Other times a team may have a decisive win by a large margin. Sports teams would say, “A win is a win.” But that’s not how God works. When we work out things on our own, we might eek...

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