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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

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."

Duration:00:04:49

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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What Does It Mean To Have Good Intentions?

7/6/2021
One of the illusions that we live with is that there is always plenty of time later on, so we procrastinate, full of good intentions, thinking that we'll do that later. Take for example the administrative assistant who worked for many years for the Eastman Kodak Company. She never married. Her nieces and nephews were very special to her. When her nephew, Dick, was struggling to get through college and seminary, she sent checks quite often. He was the son she never had, and when he went...

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4 Ways To Live Your Life Without Regret

7/5/2021
On his sickbed prior to his death, the English 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, you have some regrets. You can no longer climb that mountain or swim the lagoon....

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Learn How To Control Your Emotions

7/2/2021
You are behind a driver who doesn't immediately move when traffic clears, so what do you do? Wait for the car to move? Tap your horn immediately? Or just ignore the driver while your blood pressure climbs 10 points?

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Why Should I Trust In God's Plan?

7/1/2021
If you could see the hand of God in the troubles which confront you, how different would be your response to what is happening in our world today. Do you agree? Or are you so overwhelmed by what is happening to you personally, that you see no pattern, no evidence of the caring hand of God in your life?

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How to Confront Hard Issues With Grace

6/30/2021
Jesus said, "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets" (Luke 6:26). I don't know whether Jesus had old Jeremiah in mind, but there is one thing for sure: In his day Jeremiah never had to worry about people saying many nice things about him. He was despised, persecuted, and forsaken by friends.

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