Strength From God

Many people mistakenly think that Samson’s strength was in his hair. Samson had his strength because God’s angel had come to him with a promise. His strength came from God.  Remember, David wrote: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and

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Our Lives Have Purpose

Ephesians 2:10 says: “. . . we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Now that doesn’t mean we can’t disobey God or remove His influence from our lives. We have free will and it is ours to make right choices, but

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No Coincidences

Proverbs 16:9 tells us “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” What his means is, when a person belongs to God, when they are set apart by God, there are few, if any coincidences in their lives. You and I may have a plan set out for our

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Faith Connection

A key element about the seasons is that they continually change: change is the only constant. Seasons also contain a paradox, they are moments in time. We must know that our wholeness, our completeness is not based upon our successes within a season. We must know that our completeness is based upon our relationship to

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Align With God

God has so arranged it so that things here in the earth and in our lives operate in seasons.  Seasons are basically divided into two types; seasons of seed time, (preparation) and seasons of harvest; (reaping from what has been sown during the season of seed time). The more you are in alignment with what

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Seasons

Life has seasons just like the climate. A young high school grad desires to live a successful life. As he stand looking toward the future, he is very much aware of the main options that he faces. He could hang out with the home boys, chase women, get a job or further his education, so

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Are You Consecrated

Another thing that throws us off course is the lack of consecration or running half energetically with divided activity.  Those who run half energetically are lazy about their Christian life.  There is a frightening truth to this lack of consecration. Folks are often led to believe that they could do things better than God if

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Get Re-Aligned With God

What happens when you miss a season in your life? What happens when we make choices that don’t honor God? What happens when the decisions we make are out of sync with the will of God? What happens when we get ahead of a season in our lives? What happens when we fall short of

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Need Direction?

All of us, at one time or another have missed a season, missed an opportunity that would have been beneficial to us. What happens when we miss an opportunity in our lives? When we miss a season, we know it because we find that we no longer have the wind at our back, helping to

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Producing A Successful Crop

A farmer’s primary goal is to produce a crop. Not just any crop, but a plentiful crop that he can sell or use. In the case of using the crop, he is satisfying one of the primary needs, food; but we need to recognize that the farmer does’t work the farm just for fun, he

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Don’t Lose Your Focus

Another thing that will retard your ability to run the race and finish well is the lack of concentration or running half-minded with divided attention. Often this person is the one who becomes pre-occupied and ends up loosing their focus. Too many are like Peter who professed his allegiance to the Lord while he was

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Strong In The Lord

In the New Testament Paul writes to us; “ . . . be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.” Eph 6:10. Samson, was Israel’s superman. God was saying to Israel through Samson, if you want to be strong, if you want to be confident, and if you want your enemies

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There is something in the struggle

So many people in this life want thing without any effort. We see that doctor’s home and say, “I’d sure like to have a home like that.” But we don’t want to go to school for fifteen years so we can make the kind of money to buy a home like that.  We see a

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Three Things That Can Cause You To Stumble

There are at least three things that will throw you off course and cause you to stumble. The primary things that will hinder, check or retard your ability to run the race and finish well are (1) the lack of compulsion, (2) the lack pf concentration and (3) the lack of consecration. First let’s look at

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Key To Effective Christian Living

Do you realize that the key to effective Christian living is to look at your life as a race? That’s how the Apostle Paul looked at it. He said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (II Tim 4:7)Every morning when you wake up, you have

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