The Key to Success, Purity, and Hope

We can memorize poems, memorize names, or memorize our multiplication tables … head knowledge.

We can meditate upon the Word, apply it to ourselves, pray the words as our own, consume God’s Word as if it were the life-giving manna and living water that it is .. heart knowledge.

When God’s Word is in my heart, it becomes a part of me, and as a part of me, I am empowered to restate it with passion and love.

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Praying God’s Love on Your Husband

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. …
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

Head knowledge is good. Scripture knowledge is great. Heart knowledge of the Scriptures prompts me to prayer. I love praying God’s Word.

I also love my husband of 48 years. As I read 1 Corinthians 13, I began to focus upon my relationship with the Lord and with Keith and decided to pray portions of this Scripture.

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Breakthrough to Your Miracle … God Still Performs Miracles!

Miracles. You probably believe in miracles. You may have seen one or two. Miracles are impossible, right?

Pastor Jason Noble wrote this book as a companion to the movie Breakthrough that is airing in theaters April 17. Based on a confirmed miracle, the movie tells the story of John Smith. Smith fell into the icy waters of Lake St. Louis. When the first responders pulled him out of the waters, he had no pulse, and when his mother arrived at the emergency room, he had been dead for over an hour. She prayed loudly that God would heal him, and at that instant, the nurse picked up a pulse. Sixteen days later, he walked out of the hospital.

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Feel Better Fast & Make It Last … A Review

Daniel Amen

Ever feel like you’re out of control? Are you anxious? Worried? Sad? Stressed? Angry? Dr. Daniel Amen offers hope for you – hope through a four-pronged approach to health: biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. (p. xxi)

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7 Ordinary People Prayed … Lives Changed

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“The people God uses, the people God chooses, are ordinary people who pray” (Life Changing Prayers, p. 11).

Seven people like you and me prayed, and their lives and the lives of generations were changed. In Life Changing Prayers, Dr. Michael Youssef examines the prayers of ordinary people – prayers that produced extraordinary results. Youssef examines a prayer for guidance, a prayer of brokenness, a prayer for mercy and justice, a prayer of confession and repentance, a prayer of despair, a prayer of complaint and ultimately of rejoicing, and finally a prayer or song of praise.

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God in the Dark: Light Pierces the Dark

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“It’s hard to be a Christian,” was a stranger’s comment when he asked me about God in the Dark. We were in the sun on a hot day waiting for the celebration to begin, a graduation ceremony.

The crowd, the heat, the noise disappeared as we explored Sarah Van Diest’s 31 devotions focused on recognizing God in the dark places of pain and suffering. We looked up Scripture on our phones; we found where he could purchase a copy, and we bonded with Van Diest.

God orchestrated a divine appointment, and He used God in the Dark as the tool to start the conversation.

God in the Dark goes deep into those places where some Christians are reluctant to admit that they are walking through–those shadows of doubt, the caves of despair, and the pits of pain. It asks, “Why?”

“Does God see me?”

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