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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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949-582-5001


Episodes

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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Is There Hope In Heaven?

3/23/2021
As a child, Florence Chadwick wanted more than anything else to become a great swimmer. At the age of six she persuaded her parents to enter her in a 50-yard race. They did, and she came in last. She practiced every day for a year and then entered the same contest. Again she lost, but this time by not so great a margin. At the age of 11 she entered an endurance competition and completed a 6-mile course—a remarkable feat for her age. As a teenager she competed for a spot on the Olympic team...

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Where Is God In Your Trials?

3/22/2021
When a friend of more than 40 years was felled with a rather severe case of pneumonia and struggled to regain his health, a pastor called and told him that surely he had sin in his life and if he would only confess and forsake his wrongdoing, then God would heal him. It sounds much like some of the advice that good old Job got from his friends, too. But, as they say, with friends as that, who needs enemies?

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Does The Bible Have Hidden Meanings?

3/19/2021
You'll find them online and in book stores— books about the Bible, with a different twist. They all claim to be revealing hidden, secret codes contained in the Bible; and the average person thinks, "Wow! This is great. New revelations which computers have brought to light."

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Spotting A Fake Gospel

3/18/2021
The document's final words read, "Gospel of Judas," and the content of the same would lead anyone to conclude that the author is the disciple of Jesus, the one who betrayed Him in the garden for 30 pieces of silver, and then hanged himself in contrition for the dark deed. It seems to be more than a mere coincidence that National Geographic released a special on this manuscript during Holy Week as though it was something just discovered, when, in effect, scholars have known about the document...

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What Exactly Defines A Church?

3/17/2021
Should you ever have the opportunity to visit St. Paul's Cathedral in London, you must see the painting done by artist Holman Hunt—one of my favorite religious paintings. The artist pictures Jesus, a lantern in his left hand, knocking on the door of an English cottage. He based his painting on the closing words of a letter to a backslidden church in the city of Laodicea. In this, Jesus said, "I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat...

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