Guidelines For Living Devotional

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

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United States

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A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

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English

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Episodes

How To Learn From Your Failures

2/3/2023
He cheated his brother out of his inheritance. He deceived his father into giving him the inheritance which, by right of birth, should have gone to his brother Esau. He lied to his father-in-law about the size of his flocks, yet he is venerated as the third of the patriarchs--remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? And the writers of Scripture in several places refer to God as "the God of Jacob." God, however, saw beyond the character defects which I've just mentioned. He saw his heart.

Duration:00:04:50

Learn To Wait On God

2/2/2023
There is a vast difference between hesitancy and uncertainty when it comes to a decision and waiting on the Lord to show you clearly what is His will for your life. So how do you know which is which?

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IS GOD STILL RUNNING THE WORLD?

2/1/2023
Many intelligent, well-meaning folks have been asking themselves just what part God plays in the affairs of life today. When they see what is happening in the Middle East, Moscow, Beijing or Washington, they wonder who is really running the world. At first glance, they are prone to think that God may have created the world and then left it to mortals to run.

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Stop And Hear God’s Voice

1/31/2023
Jim Warren, like thousands of other people, believed in God. In fact, he went to church--not every Sunday, but most Sundays. He was good man. He worked hard to support his family. He was faithful to his wife, Ruth, and occasionally took his boys fishing. Jim really didn't need God. He had too many other good things going for him.

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Avoid These 4 Misconceptions About God

1/30/2023
How far away is God? Tough question, right? Even pondering an answer brings us a host of other questions. How do you measure distance between us and God--miles or kilometers as we measure distance? Or should we measure distance in terms of light years as scientists measure the distance between us and the heavenly bodies?

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This Is How To Have A Happy Marriage

1/27/2023
One of my memories of growing up was the trip to my grandmother's house, two doors down from Mrs. Schuler's house, where I took piano lessons. Among the pool of memories I will always treasure, is the platter of oatmeal cookies which Grandma always had available. After I married, I asked Grandma for the recipe. "Well," she said, "you take about a cup of oatmeal and a couple tablespoons of this, and a pinch of that" and so forth.

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4 Questions For Disciplining Your Child

1/26/2023
Divide and conquer is not only the modus operandi of warfare, but it is also the strategy of kids who know that if they can play parents against each other, or pit weariness against the single parent, they have won the battle. Our English word discipline comes from a Latin word, discere, which means to know, or, in the broader sense, to discern.

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3 Helpful Tips When You Start To Worry

1/25/2023
"Do you know the difference between a lawyer and God?" asks a comedian, and when someone says, "No, what?" he responds, "God knows he's not a lawyer." While most folks (excluding you, who are attorneys) may smile at that, a great many people today tend to play god. Struggling over the issue of control, we think that we have to make things happen, and when we can't, we worry. And when we can't change things that we dislike, we become afraid of losing control so we worry all the more and live...

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Learn To Let Go Of Bitterness And Move Towards Forgiveness

1/24/2023
When Terry Anderson was taken captive by a guerilla group, little did he realize that he would be enduring what no one should ever be subjected to. Anderson, age 40 at the time, had been the chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press. Soon after he was taken captive, he was given a Bible by his Shiite Muslim captors, and for the duration of his four-and-a-half-years of captivity, he drew strength and hope from the pages of this grand old book.

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How To Deal With Anger

1/23/2023
Everybody these days is subject to stress. Whether you live in Manila, Tokyo, or Los Angeles, you live at a faster pace than at any time in history. It's the traffic, the pressures and stress of life, along with family stress that can cause you to reach the boiling point, and when that happens, you explode. You can refine the expression and say that you are just "letting off steam," but any way you look at it, anger has the best of you. When your temper gets out of hand, you are embarrassed...

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God Hears Your Cries and Prayers

1/20/2023
There are times when I wish everybody would get it together and do the same thing everywhere--like pass an international law that all the water faucets in all the world would be standardized--hot water on the left, cold on the right. Red for hot and blue for cold, and that all of them would turn on and off the same way. Do any color combination the United Nations wants! Just do the same thing everywhere.

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Is Your Life Spiritually Bound?

1/19/2023
When Jesus was accused by the Pharisees of casting out demons by the power of the devil, He countered with a question: “If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then,” he asked, “can his kingdom stand?” (Matthew 12:26). As He often did, Jesus had asked a rhetorical question which forced a decision. He followed with another hard-to-answer question, “how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can...

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Be Steadfast and Unmovable

1/18/2023
The difference between an oak and a bonsai--apart from their size--is the root system. Whereas the bonsai may be interesting, perhaps even curiously captivating, it is the oak that has strength which endures the test of time and is there after the fire, the drought, and the storm.

Duration:00:04:49

Begin Resting In God Today

1/17/2023
The Dead Sea is five times saltier than ocean water; and consequently, it’s almost impossible for someone to drown in it. A certain visitor to the area, not knowing this, fell off a pier into the water and wildly began to flail his arms and legs because he couldn’t swim.

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What Does Consecration Mean?

1/16/2023
There's a bit of doggerel which says, "Three moves are as good as a fire," and anyone who has packed his possessions more than twice in a given year mumbles to himself, saying things such as, "What in the world am I keeping this for?" Nonetheless, you keep that old stuff--just in case you might need it some day.

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What Does It Mean To Commit Your Life To Jesus Christ?

1/13/2023
William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was once asked. “What’s your secret?” Booth thought pensively for a moment and said, “God has had all there was of me!” Few can really say that. But some can, with all honesty and candor. One of my spiritual heroes, Dwight L. Moody, could have said the same thing. He was known for the declaration, “The world has yet to see what God will do with a man fully consecrated to Him. I will strive to be that man.”

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What Is Commitment?

1/12/2023
A certain farmer, deeply touched by the revival which had taken place in his community, decided to dedicate a section of his farm to the Lord. Choosing a piece which was somewhat marshy and not terribly productive, he felt reasonably smug in his decision. After all, he had done something for the Lord, and he didn’t expect the cost to be very great.

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4 Guidelines To Living Without Regret

1/11/2023
On his sickbed prior to his death, the British preacher, Charles Spurgeon, said, “If you do not wish to be full of regrets when you are forced to lie still, work while you can. If you desire to make a sickbed as soft as it can be, do not stuff it with mournful reflections that you wasted time when you were in health and strength.” I suppose it is only natural that when you get to the place Spurgeon described that you have some regrets. You can no longer climb that mountain or swim the...

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Take A Step Beyond Forgiveness

1/10/2023
"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends," wrote Harriet Ward Beecher. Most of us, however, never get to the cemetery with those faults. We gunnysack them. We file them away in our memory banks, we store them in the closet; and then when the time is right, we marshal them and use them as weapons and clubs to wreak vengeance upon our enemies.

Duration:00:04:49

Is Forgiveness Enough?

1/9/2023
When General James Edward Oglethorpe said to John Wesley, “I never forgive,” Wesley answered, “Then I hope, sir, that you never sin.” Why did Wesley say that? Because sooner or later, you do sin, you say something you ought not to have said, you do something that hurts someone, perhaps someone you love, and you need to be on the receiving end of forgiveness.

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