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The Secret of Satisfaction

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“I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.”                                       Php 4:11 NLT If money guaranteed happiness, wouldn’t the rich be happier than everybody else? Studies show that often they’re not. Happy people don’t follow money, they follow their God-given passion. In What Happy People Know, Dr. Dan Baker writes: “The man in front of me seemed to … Read More

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Four Lessons Learned on Your Journey (2)

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“Call to me and I will…tell you…things you do not know.”         Jer 33:3 NIV Third, you learn the secret of prayer. Do you feel lost in unfamiliar territory, uncertain as to what your next move should be? God uses such times to get your attention, call you back to Himself and encourage you to lean on Him, your unfailing source … Read More

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Four Lessons Learned on Your Journey (1)

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“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”  Pr 16:9 NIV Remember needing a road atlas when you took a trip? Now you just program your destination into the car’s GPS and it tells you where and when to turn, how far to the next gas station, and when you’ll arrive. No guessing, confusion … Read More

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Financial Freedom

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“I will give you…right desires.”                                            Eze 36:26 TLB The Millionaire Next Door is a bestselling book about two people living on the same street, in comparable homes, working at similar jobs. But by age fifty, one is financially secure while the other is drowning in debt. Their problem isn’t money; it’s unwillingness to defer gratification. We want what we want … Read More

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Thoughts on the Tabernacle (3)

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“Go into all the world and preach.”                                      Mk 16:15 NKJV The third element in the building of the tabernacle was equal access. The word “tabernacle” means “tent of meeting.” It’s where God met and interacted with His people. So He positioned it in the middle of the camp, surrounded by each of the twelve tribes. Everybody had to be able … Read More

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Thoughts on the Tabernacle (2)

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“Make everything according to the pattern I have shown you.”                               Ex 25:40 NLT The second element that marked the building of the Old Testament tabernacle was excellence. God condemns perfectionism because it stifles our creativity and robs us of all sense of progress. And Jesus condemned those who gave to impress others. “When you do a charitable deed, do not … Read More

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Thoughts on the Tabernacle (1)

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“Bring Me an offering.”                                                         Ex 25:2 NKJV When it came time to build the Old Testament tabernacle, God said to Moses, “Do all things according to the pattern which I showed you” (See Ex 25:40). Whether you’re building a relationship, a career, a business or a ministry, it will always require several elements: Sacrifice. The building of the tabernacle begins … Read More

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Turn Your Weakness into a Weapon

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“I just let Christ take over!”                                                   2Co 12:10 TM Speaking of his “thorn,” Paul writes: “I was given the gift of a handicap…At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it…he told me, ‘My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.’ Once I heard … Read More

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Don’t Live an Unexamined Life

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“Search me, O God, and know my heart.”                                     Ps 139:23 When you live an unexamined life—it shows! Author Gordon MacDonald writes: “I was reading authors who were saying that if Christ’s followers don’t grow, it’s because they don’t make a habit of evaluating their lives. These authors were describing me. I was always on the go, never looking deeply inside. … Read More

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Set Boundaries (4)

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“I can make it through anything.”                                             Php 4:12 TM Flexible boundaries. Rigid boundaries cause you to shut other people out and live unprepared and ill equipped for the give-and-take that healthy relationships require. Permeable boundaries leave you defenseless against “users” who feel entitled to manipulate you and who expect to be taken care of at your expense. But flexible boundary … Read More

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