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Termite-Mound

Unlike cathedral termites, we know our Leader and what we’re creating. More importantly, our Leader knows us and calls us to one body.

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Oct 17 2012

God’s Expectations

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God will use us, in the midst of such inauspicious circumstances, to help others know Christ.

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Ugandan staff meeting

In every journey we should continually commit to God the steps on the way to where we are going. For in Him, we move and have our being to bear good fruit, fruit that lasts. Without Him, we can do nothing.

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In difficult situations, our deepest desire is to have understanding and hope for the outcome. All we want to know is what’s going on and how we can fix it.

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This small bird was being used to deliver a reminder to two anxious men, that “not even one of these sparrows is forgotten by God,” and, oh, of how much more value we are to our Heavenly Father!

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Oct 11 2012

Let’s Praise Him

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God takes pleasure from those who praise Him in a quiet atmosphere and those who praise with lots of sounds and bodily expressions.

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Oct 10 2012

Satisfy the Lord

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Doing our duty for the day alone does not suffice; we have to spend time satisfying the Lord by ministering to Him through worship and prayer until our heart is content, after which we can begin to rest.

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how to satisfy your soul

The blessing of rain the people received gave them physical security and food but didn’t give them spiritual or emotional health. Jesus’ provision in the life of a human being is so that we can be completely satiated and allows us be a source of abundant life.

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carry his water

A river is a source of power. It provides irrigation. It flows. Sometimes, it overflows. It can be destructive. It’s a mode of transportation. It’s a place where we can become clean, and a place of refreshment and relaxation. The river of God is full of water.

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god will never forsake you

He came and sat across from where the drunken man was lying, on the berth right in front of her. He mumbled something about taking care of her, and he just sat there and watched the drunken man until her stop came.

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do miracles exist

Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracles. Actually, difficulty is a miracle in its first stage. If it’s to be a great miracle, the condition is not just difficulty, it’s impossibility.

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the lord will not forsake you

Parents may fail because they are human, but God’s love is inexhaustible. God will pick us up even if our parents abandon us.

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Sep 28 2012

Grace of God

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John 6:9 is a miraculous story where Jesus fed 5,000 men (not including women and children). What an amazing thing to be part of a miracle like this.

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Have you ever thought about the challenge we Christians are given in Matthew 5:48? “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

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What kind of impression do you want to leave after your departure from an organization, an assembly, or a country where you have served?

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Sep 25 2012

Measuring with Mercy

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With a very broken heart, Nancy’s life-changing journey began. The Lord revealed to her that she used two very different yardsticks to measure His gifts of mercy and grace.

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Competition often brings conflict, which is natural and can be healthy in the right context. However, it can also divide.

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A testimonial life should bear witness for the gospel in word and deed. Will unreached people be able to testify that we are Christians who walk the talk?

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Integrity is a virtue for moral decision making and personal character building.

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Sep 19 2012

Walk the Walk

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Many times we may be the only evidence of God some people see.

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While listening to his teacher, Andy figured out that there are three kinds of pride.

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If unforgiveness is your major area of struggle, would you allow the Holy Spirit to free you?

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Sep 14 2012

Who Told You?

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Who told you that God will not answer all our prayers when we call upon Him? Who told you that God will not grant us all the resources we need to do His work effectively?

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Sep 13 2012

What Do We Live For?

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Brothers and sisters, do we live for the sake of a job or for God’s bigger agenda?

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There are places so poor and forgotten — children of all ages without prospects and without hope of a better life, or at least a different one — that it would bring an ache to your heart.

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