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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

Learn How To Face Death

8/3/2021
Richard Versalle was portraying the minor role of a law clerk named Vitek in a performance at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He was age 63 and had suffered absolutely no adverse health problems. In the opera there is a beautiful and mysterious woman who wants to live forever. Her father, a chemist-magician, concocts a powerful elixir which allows her to live more than 300 years. But Versalle, portraying the law clerk, sings a line which goes, "You can only live so...

Duration:00:04:49

What Does It Mean To Be Mature?

8/2/2021
"Maturity," says the Merriam‑Webster dictionary, "is the condition, or state, of being fully developed." However, the word is often used so loosely that it flaps like a kid's shirttail in the breeze. Michael Drury says, "If you are mature, you are presumed to be happy, secure, married, well‑liked and something called "adjusted." If you aren't mature, you are incorrigible, defective or warped—and heaven help you."

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Start Learning What Life Is All About

7/30/2021
The French writer, Guy de Maupassant, was one of the world's greatest writers of short stories. At the same time, he was one of the world's most sad and tragic figures. As a celebrity and writer, he had it all, yet in reality, what he had didn't satisfy. Within a decade, he rose from obscurity to fame as his stories were published in newspapers and journals around the world. His name became a household word. With fame came the trappings of success: a yacht in the Mediterranean, a large house...

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What Does Jesus Have To Do With Christianity?

7/29/2021
"Do I have to believe in Jesus to be a Christian?" asked a young man whose Russian Jewish background had never exposed him to the Gospel. Having been raised in a home in the former Soviet Union where God was seldom if ever discussed, he had heard about Jesus but didn't really know how He would fit into Christianity. He wanted to know. How would you answer that question? There are millions of people whose backgrounds are nominally Christian who still don't understand the relationship between...

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Five Elements of Repentance

7/28/2021
"To deny sin is bad news, indeed," wrote John Alexander. Continuing, he said, "The only good news is sin itself. Sin is the best news there is, the best news that there could be in our predicament. Because with sin, there's a way out. There's the possibility of repentance. You can't repent of confusion or psychological flaws inflicted by your parents—you're stuck with them. But you can repent of sin. Sin and repentance are the only grounds for hope and joy, the grounds for reconciled, joyful...

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Discover The Link Between Sin And A Savior

7/27/2021
"If our greatest need had been information," read a Christmas card I received, "God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was for forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior."

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This Is The Good News About Sin

7/26/2021
There is a three-letter word that spells the difference between happiness and misery, between freedom and bondage, and between heaven and hell. A generation or two ago, this word was commonly used in our speech, especially by the clergy. We used this word to describe wrongdoing and human failure. Then, as some words are prone to do, it gradually began to be replaced by synonyms which were more gentle and kind. That old three-letter word is sin, and in spite of the fact that most people...

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How Prayer Changed Armin Gesswein

7/23/2021
It happened frequently. The door of my office would be closed, and I'm would be quietly working or engaged in conversation with someone when suddenly the door would open, and a lean, dignified, rather tall American of German descent—then in his 90's— would come marching in, having done an "end run" around the receptionist and my assistant, much as a defensive tackle would do in breaking through the line of scrimmage in a football game. In his hand would be a magazine article or something...

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What Does It Mean To Be God's Child?

7/22/2021
Question: What drives your life? "I owe, I owe, so off to work I go," says the message on a car bumper sticker. But is debt really the drive shaft of your existence? What are the ingredients of a life worth living? I'm not a philosopher, but when you live long enough and analyze the mistakes of people you form some opinions. You see some live into their 90s who are bright and cheerful, and you see others, a third their age, grow bitter and cynical and begin to wither and die. We don't always...

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This Is Why Happiness Matters

7/21/2021
"Happy? Grouchy? Could Be Your Genes," says the topic of a article featuring the research of psychologists at the University of Illinois. Said Daniel Goldman, formerly from the New York Times, "Studies of happiness in several countries have found that money makes little difference to perceptions of happiness, except among the very poor. Nor do education, marriage and a family, or any of the many other variables that researchers have sought to correlate with contentment. Each facilitator may...

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4 Steps to Finding God

7/20/2021
How do you find God? Now, here's a second question. If you have a child who gets lost, what do you do? You look for that child. Right? Neighbors and friends mobilize until that child is found. But are the two issues of finding God and finding a lost child the same?

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Why Do I Need God?

7/19/2021
"I don't need God; I can handle things myself!" Occasionally I am confronted with those words. "Really?" I often say, giving me a moment to think before I respond. Though I've never actually said it, "I've often wanted to respond: "You are a most unusual individual. In fact, you are so rare a specimen that you should be the subject of study by the scientists of our day, and certainly, the theologians, who need to know how someone can be so secure, so confident of himself or herself, so...

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Start Letting Go Of Your Bitterness

7/16/2021
It was one of those strange coincidences of life which took place near the old River Kwai in Thailand. At this site during World War 2, the Japanese occupation army used slave labor to build a Thai-Burmese jungle railway. Executions, starvation, cruelty, and tropical diseases resulting from a lack of sanitation and health care took the lives of more than 100,000 people--mostly Asians along with Americans, Australians, Dutch, and some 16,000 British soldiers.

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How To Trust In God's Plan For Your Future

7/15/2021
About the age of 12, I discovered the author, Zane Gray, whose western books covered several feet of shelf space in the library near my home. Long before Louis Lamour captured the hearts of western-lovers, Zane Gray was thrilling people with sagas such as The Riders of the Purple Sage and Thirty Thousand on Hoof. Gray was an author who had a pretty good grasp of human nature and wrote about that age-old battle of good and evil. The plots were all rather predictable--heroes and villains and a...

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What Is The Meaning Of The Word Hallelujah?

7/14/2021
Nothing is more frustrating than to wish to communicate with someone but you can't speak the same language. It's true of marriage as well as the traveler who wishes he had learned French instead of playing sports.

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How Does God Want To Use Your Time Today?

7/13/2021
Luke, the medical doctor from Syria, the man who wrote more of the New Testament than even the Apostle Paul, gives us an interesting insight into how Jesus viewed life's interruptions. He tells how Jesus started towards Jerusalem where the cross was looming on the horizon. Christ knew the Scriptures. He also knew what lay ahead. He had told the disciples that He was going to lay down His life, freely and voluntarily.

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Discover How to Manage Your Time

7/12/2021
What do a businessman in Korea, a teacher in a remote area of the Philippines, a bus driver in Los Angeles, and a rock concert promoter in Kuala Lumpur all have in common? They all share the same problem: time management! When I conducted family conferences in those countries, I asked everyone the same question: "What is the number one problem facing your family?" To my surprise, the answers were a variation of a common theme: How do you manage to do a good job at work, have time for your...

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Finding The Power To Endure

7/9/2021
Forget about climbing Everest or Anapurna, or bicycling through the Sahara Desert. "God, just help me to get through this day." If that's how you feel, you aren't alone. You've got lots of company. But when you really are under a heavy load, frankly you aren't much concerned about the passenger three cars down from you, you want help with your load—now. That's the way it is in life.

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How Christ Can Change Your Life

7/8/2021
For five generations before her, Wong Su's family had been Christians, but she didn't believe in God. Living in China, when the turbulence of Communism changed the face of that country, she did what almost all other youths did in the '60's: she joined the Red Guard. Yet Wong Su also knew that what she was hearing—that there is no God and that Chairman Mao was the one who would meet their needs—wasn't what she had been taught as a child.

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Find Out How To Make Peace With God

7/7/2021
Making peace with God is the most important thing you will ever do in life, and it isn't something that you can necessarily put off until five minutes before your encounter with the Almighty. But the sad thing is that life gets so full of things that we seldom think about the importance of making peace with God until it's too late.

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