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

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

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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 Do Spiritual Awakenings Happen?

8/8/2022
Pastor Thorleif Holm-Glad was walking through the empty sanctuary of Bethlehem Church in Oslo, Norway when the old caretaker of the church stopped him and soberly announced, "See these empty seats? This year there will be revival in this church!" The pastor was startled to say the least. Yes, he knew the church had empty seats and plenty of them. No, not during the week when people were working but during services when the empty seats should have been filled. He also knew the caretaker was a...

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Will Christ Really Return?

8/5/2022
In the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC is an inscription which reads, "One far‑off event towards which all creation moves." A visitor, seeing the inscription, turned to a guide and asked, "What does that mean?" Hesitating for a moment the guide replied, "I think it refers to the second coming of Jesus Christ."

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This Is Why Love Is Powerful

8/4/2022
Mao Zedong, who died in 1976, began his Selected Works by asking two important questions: "Who are our enemies?" and "Who are our friends?" Mao was concerned not just with political entities that had to be faced, such as the United States and Russia. He was even more interested in ideologies that represented power.

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Who Are You Putting Your Trust In?

8/3/2022
It is called Syria today, but in ancient days it was known as Assyria. Historians often referred to the Assyrians as the Romans of ancient Asia. Their religion wasn't much different from that of the Babylonians whom they had displaced as the greatest power in the world. They believed in many gods who supposedly directed human destiny and controlled the earth, water, storms and fire. In their temples, they worshipped Nabu, the god of learning; Ishtar, the goddess of love and sex; and Niruta,...

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How To Stand Up Against The Enemy

8/2/2022
If ever a man had reason to feel that God had let him down, that man was Hezekiah. "Hezekiah who?" you may be saying. Hezekiah, the king of Judah who ascended the throne of David about 726 B.C. If you're a bit rusty on Old Testament history, I'll brief you. Having replaced his father Ahaz, who had been a careless ruler, Hezekiah got his act together. He began a great reformation. He broke down the idols Ahaz had set up. He re-opened the temple, and restored the service of God. He even dipped...

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It Is Time To Trust In The Lord

8/1/2022
There is always a story behind the story! Whether it is the National Geographic magazine or the Bible, you have to go beyond the headline. I'm thinking of a statement written long ago. It's found in the Old Testament book of Chronicles where we read: "After all that Hezekiah had so faithfully done, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah..." (2 Chronicles 32:1). What's the story behind the headline?

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How Does God Use My Problems?

7/29/2022
When she was 16 years of age, Elisabeth Elliot wrote in the back of her Bible the words of a prayer written by Betty Stam, who was martyred in China. The prayer read, "Lord, I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept thy will for my life. I give myself, my life, my all, utterly to thee to be thine forever. Fill me and seal me with thy Holy Spirit, use me as thou wilt, send me where thou wilt, work out thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and...

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5 Steps To Resist Temptation

7/28/2022
Question: If you were tempted, is it possible that under certain circumstances, you might not be able to resist? It isn't a question of whether or not you could resist; it's simply that you know you possibly would not. At that moment, your brain would shut off and feelings would take over. You would not think about the fact what you would do could destroy your career, your marriage, your integrity. Under certain circumstances you just don't think; you act.

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How To Work Through Sexual Temptation

7/27/2022
All he wanted to do was to burglarize the apartment he had broken into, so he told the court, but when he saw the sleeping victim who had shed most of her clothing on that warm summer evening, he said that he was unable to control himself. When he was arrested and brought to court, he explained that he was suffering from a thyroid illness which made him lose control of his passions; therefore, he argued, he was not responsible. The court, however, didn't buy that line of reasoning and found...

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This Is Why We Should Love One Another

7/26/2022
A Cambodian man was so infuriated when he came home and found his wife gone and no lunch on the table that he set fire to the family house and burned it to the ground. The 37-year-old husband told police that he wanted to teach his wife a lesson. The police, however, felt that he had some lessons to learn himself and detained him in the local jail where he was assured of regular meals.

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How To Live A Faithful Life

7/25/2022
Why God chooses to use some and not others who seemingly have far greater talents and abilities has never been completely clear to me. The fact is that God often uses individuals who have little in the natural to recommend them. I think of Gideon, who demanded a sign from God, and Barak the military leader who wouldn't face the enemy unless a woman went with him; Rahab, the prostitute, who was of the lineage of Jesus Christ. Include the twelve who were common fishermen, farmers, tax...

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How Does Our Culture View Success?

7/22/2022
Success, says the dictionary, is "the degree or measure of succeeding," or "the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence." It's the latter definition which is the one our kids embrace. Success is the shiny new car, the most sophisticated computer, the Rolex watch--or at least something stylish and better than the Timex variety. It often includes a beautiful girl on your arm, or a handsome guy who has the looks and the car to match.

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What To Do When You’re In A Catch-22 Situation

7/21/2022
It's a catch-22 situation, one where you can't win. That expression "catch-22" was made famous by a book by the same title, one that came out of the war experiences of Joseph Heller. Heller was flying over France in World War 2 when shrapnel hit his plane, a B-25 bomber. Up to that time, he had been pretty well fearless, but no longer. He wanted out.

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Learn How To Make The Most Out Of Today

7/20/2022
Your doctor tells you, "Put your house in order; you're going to die." Then someone says, "Hold it! You've got fifteen years to go!" How would you feel? Elated! Joyful! Thrilled beyond words! Suddenly your life would take on new meaning. What you thought was important pales in comparison because you were alerted for the knock of the grim reaper, and suddenly the darkness gives way to the dawn of hope. Fifteen years is a long time.

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Here’s How To Resist Temptation

7/19/2022
How often have you heard the line, "He just couldn't say no!" or the feminine version of that, which is, "She knew better than that. That's not how she was raised!" What's the problem? Was it what the individual did, or the lack of discipline that brought confrontation with a situation which the person knew to be wrong?

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Develop A Culture Of Honesty

7/18/2022
When you don't in a world that generally does, you stand out like a sore thumb! In other words, when almost everybody cheats, and you don't, you are penalized. When almost everybody lies to get ahead, and you feel compelled to tell the truth, you are at a distinct disadvantage. When almost everybody uses company time for their own personal business or pleasure and you don't, you are thought strange or even stupid.

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Discover How To Bring Back The Spark In Your Marriage

7/15/2022
When Larry Krusinski left the hospital after a stay of almost one year, he went home to a woman he couldn't remember marrying but a woman who cared so deeply for him that he literally fell in love with her twice.

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What To Do When Love Grows Cold

7/14/2022
Can you relate to the following? A husband and a wife come together in marriage and celebrate their love. Nine months later a son is born. They name him Jezreel but call him Jesse for short. Don't think that children always bring you closer together. In many cases children put stress on a marriage, and that's what happened with this couple. The husband was preoccupied with his work and he and his wife began to drift.

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You Are Never Too Far Gone

7/13/2022
Years ago, before videogames, smartphones and tablets, kids used to play "Let's pretend!" Perhaps you can remember back that far—fighting pirates in the Caribbean, riding wild horses or discovering buried treasure. For just a minute, let's pretend we can turn back the calendar nearly 2000 years and walk the streets of ancient Ephesus, one of the most beautiful cities in the Roman world.

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Why Is It Hard To Read The Bible?

7/12/2022
When China opened its doors to foreigners in the late 1970s, I was among the first 7000 to be granted a visa to see the land described as a sleeping giant. For decades, Chinese friends had been denied what we take for granted--freedom of expression and, certainly, freedom of religion. The group I traveled with was international, with people from all over the world. At dinner, a fellow traveler from Britain told of a strange encounter with a youth on the street seeking a Bible.

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