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Learning to Lean

John 13:23-25, “Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke. Then, leaning back on Jesus’ breast, he said to Him, 'Lord, who is it?'” I find it fascinating that John had the audacity to...

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The List

Right now, you are carrying around a list. Did you know that? And this list contains some of your past, present and future. There is so much “stuff” on this list, it’s no wonder why so many of God’s children are so worn out, overworked, stressed out and discouraged. This list is so real, so...

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Need Answers?

The Lord spoke to my heart that many of His children are looking for answers. He also showed me that the answers that we are looking for are not difficult to find if we would simply take the time to listen to and feel His heart. Jeremiah 33: 3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show...

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Living in Father’s Favor

Psalm 5:12, “For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.” What is Father’s favor? It’s the revelation and understanding that you are living and surrounded daily in His pleasure. It’s feeling the “kiss of God” on you. It’s hearing His voice say...

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Turn the Other Cheek?

“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Matthew 5:39 What did Jesus mean when He instructed us to turn the other cheek? Obviously Jesus does not condone physical abuse in any way whatsoever. But rather our hands...

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Song of All Songs

Song of Solomon 1:1, “The song of songs which is Solomon’s” This is more than a “book” of the Bible—it is a Song—a LOVE song at that. It is eight glorious chapters of insight into the heart of God. It is a beautiful road map for the journey to know, love and encounter God at different seasons...

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Got Revival?

There was a man named Rodney (Gypsy) Smith, who lived from 1860-1947, and was raised in a Gypsy camp. He never attended a school but literally reached millions of people for God through his powerful preaching. He traveled the world proclaiming the Gospel to all that would hear. Gypsy Smith was...

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Are You Struggling Today?

I have a burden today for the struggling, the wounded, the lonely and those who feel they have lost hope. One of my all-time favorite quotes is by Corrie Ten Boom, “There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still” I love that. Nothing is hopeless. Though it may feel like that sometimes....

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You Are An Amazing Gift

I had a unique experience the other day. A number of us got together and had a wonderful time of worshipping God in an open field and we were all praying for one another. I was praying for one person in particular and the Lord gave me a prophetic picture for her that not only ministered to her...

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Do You Have a Childlike Heart?

And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 I was sitting at Panera Bread the other day, when this little boy was in front of me at the trash can and was juuuust able to throw his trash away. As he...

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