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Guidelines For Living Devotional

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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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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

Do The End Justify The Means?

4/20/2021
A five-year-old Australian girl was "doing very well" after a heart-lung transplant in London, but her father halfway around the world in Melbourne wasn't doing very well. Robert Edward Matthews, then aged 39, was apprehended for robbing a McDonald's restaurant to help pay for the surgery which gave the promise of new life to his little girl. "I did it for Brooke," said Matthews, "and I'd do it again," he told the court.

Duration:00:04:49

What to Do When Your Friends Don't Like Each Other

4/19/2021
"Dear Dr. Sala," writes an 8-year-old friend of Guidelines, "my name is Amy and I have a problem with my friends. Missy won't like me if I like Aimee! I like both of them but I don't understand! I don't know what to do! Could you tell me...?" Signed, "Amy--your 8-year-old friend."

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How To Truly Forgive Others

4/16/2021
FORGIVEN! No word in all the English language quite speaks to the heart of man as does this one word. Pause for a moment and pronounce the word several times: forgiven, forgiven! Forgiveness involves three areas of relationship--and the three, like the structure of a honeycomb, are all intertwined.

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4 Guidelines On How To Forgive Yourself

4/15/2021
"God has forgiven me, but I just cannot forgive myself." You may never have said it, but perhaps you have thought it. You can do one of two things: You can go through life constantly defeated, or else you can follow the following guidelines that will tell you how to forgive yourself--once and for all.

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Dealing With Past Failure And Guilt

4/14/2021
A student caught cheating on an exam, stops going to church. A mother of a child with disabilities lives in constant torment, convinced that God is punishing her child because she lived with her husband for a year before they were married and conceived her child during that time. A senior citizen--the victim of three heart attacks--sends a large check to a man who was his business partner forty years before with a terse note saying, "I had to get this off my chest before I meet my maker..."

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What Is Most Important To God?

4/13/2021
When the astronauts on the Apollo 8 were speeding back to planet earth from their rendezvous with the moon, they reflected on the vastness of what they had seen in space by reading the words of the eighth Psalm where David wrote, "When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him? For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him...

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Waiting For God When You’re Impatient

4/12/2021
Island shrouded in heavy fog--am going on," was Richard Haliburton's last radio message before he sailed into oblivion. Haliburton was a flamboyant adventurer and explorer who was attempting to sail from Hong Kong to San Francisco in a Chinese junk. He intended to stop in Taiwan for supplies, but when he approached the island, he could not see light and assumed that it was shrouded in fog. It was not but Haliburton did not know that. The lights had been blanketed in a practice air-raid...

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Is Success or Significance More Important?

4/9/2021
Three of the most important questions that will ever confront you are 1) Where do you want to go with your life? 2) How are you going to get there? And 3) Once you have arrived, what are you going to do?

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How God Views Success

4/8/2021
In 1923 a group of men who were considered winners met at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. Present were eight of the world's most successful financiers. Like whom? Charles Schwab, president of Bethlehem Steel, was there along with the president of the world's largest utility company, Samuel Insull. Richard Whitney, the president of the New York Stock Exchange, was also there. Also attending that meeting was Albert Fall, then a member of the U.S. President's cabinet, along with the heads...

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Forgiving People You Don't Want to Forgive

4/7/2021
Amidst the heather of beautiful Scotland lived a country doctor many years ago. This Scottish physician was greatly loved by the villagers and patients of the wee town in bonny Scotland, so when he died, he was greatly missed by his village. His wife, though, did not share his disposition or love for people, and upon his death she examined the financial records which were found in the doctor's office. On several pages were written these words in the doctor's hand in bold red ink:...

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What is Your View of God?

4/6/2021
The reflections of an old man who senses that death is near are always meaningful. Such were the words of Moses who reflected on a life of challenge and who wrote, "Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands" (Deuteronomy 7:9).

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Why Should We Trust God?

4/5/2021
A dad took his son, then about five years old, and lifted him to the top of the wall about 42 inches off the ground. Then he said, “Now, son, jump and I’ll catch you!” The little boy looked down and hesitated. “Come on, jump! I’ll catch you.” The lad looked into the face of his father and then jumped, but as he did so the dad withdrew his arms and the little boy landed in a crumpled heap on the ground—shocked, and crying. “Look,” said the dad, “this is to teach you an important lesson—you...

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How We Can Have Hope After Death

4/2/2021
"You can make three wishes," goes the old story of the genie and his jug. If you could fulfill three desires, what would they be? Fame, fortune, and power? Or what? When he wrote to friends at Philippi, a colony in northern Greece where he had established a church, Paul told them he had three desires, much different ones from those which I suspect we would have written about. First, he said that he wanted to know Christ in a meaningful and completely fulfilling relationship. He then added...

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Does God Understand Your Suffering?

4/1/2021
David Jacobs was six years old when he began an uphill battle with cancer which eventually took his life. But in the course of the valiant battle which David fought, this brave little boy gave us some insights that remind us of the way "a child shall lead them." He was about to undergo a chemotherapy treatment when he and his father sat next to a gray-haired man old enough to be David's grandfather.

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Why Doesn’t Evil Get Punished?

3/31/2021
Question: Why does the guilty one seem to get away with wrongdoing? Ever ask yourself that? There are times when it appears that the real winner is the liar, the cheat, the scoundrel—at least at the onset. Take, for example, the woman who asks the penetrating question about the betrayal of her husband. She writes, "Why isn't he suffering, why is he getting away without any pain. He sinned, he caused the pain and yet I'm the one walking through the fire, and I'm the one carrying around the...

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Guidelines To Grow A Deeper Relationship With God

3/30/2021
In a Judean wilderness, David cried out, "O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water" (Psalm 63:1). At the time, David was being hunted by Saul, who felt that he was a threat to his kingdom, and at times David became weary in body, wondering if he would ever find peace. No doubt he wondered if he would ever be able to go back home to Bethlehem and sleep without concern for his safety.

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The Only Way To Change Selfishness

3/29/2021
Someone handed the following to me written by an anonymous hand. It's labeled, "The Toddler's Creed." It reads, "If I want it, it's mine. If I give it to you and change my mind later, it's mine. If I can take it away from you, it's mine. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine. If it's mine, it will never belong to anyone else, no matter what. If we are building something together, all the toys they are mine. If it looks just like mine, it's mine." Any parent who has ever tried to mediate...

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Guidelines To Impact Your Grandchildren

3/26/2021
A gray-haired woman in her 70s walked down the aisle of a plane, stopped by an empty seat and asked the person sitting next do it, "Excuse me, do you have any grandchildren?" When the very surprised person responded, "Yes, I do!" the woman moved on down the aisle. Asking the same question, the person next to the empty seat stammered, "No, but we wish we did." Sitting down the woman said, "Wonderful! Now I will tell you about mine!"

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Is Everyone Really Special?

3/25/2021
A sign over a mirror in a public school reads, "You are now looking at the most special person in the world." The message is part of a program designed to build self-esteem in children, and there is no questioning the fact that some kids suffer from a lack of self-esteem. At times parents disparage the achievements of their kids—like, "Why can't you do as well in school as your sister?" Or, "You're dumb," or "Get up, you lazy girl." Or, "You'll never amount to anything when you do that sort...

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Guidelines To Find Meaning For Your Life

3/24/2021
"My husband and I have been listening to you for a long time," writes a friend of Guidelines. Omitting the very kind things she wrote, she continues: "We have been ever evolving in our spiritual walk and find ourselves at a painful standstill, not knowing how to proceed."

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