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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

What To Do When Things Aren’t Going Right

7/1/2022
He was in his late 40's; she was a bit younger. Married for 17 years, he was an account executive, and she was busily involved in social and church work. They had a near picture-book family: three normal kids, a lovely home and a beach cottage where they often spent weekends. They had finally reached the place in life where they weren't terribly concerned about money. Yet with so much, they had so little of real happiness.

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How Does God View Anger?

6/30/2022
"Dear Dr. Sala," wrote a friend of Guidelines, "Being raised in the Baptist denomination, I always heard that people who did not meet the biblical requirements of being saved would burn in a literal hell after death and this would be a continuous burning forever and ever. I still hear this in the church I attend today. But somehow, I can't seem to understand why God would create this so-called eternal barbeque pit. Once a person is dead and can no longer harm or hurt anyone, does God get...

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Here Is Why God Is Just

6/29/2022
For just a few moments, let's suppose. Let's suppose that a certain judge in your city faces an indigent who was accused of a crime, and that this unfortunate individual had only a court-appointed attorney. Furthermore, the defendant has a surly disposition—the kind that, just by looking at the person, you "know" he committed the crime. Sure enough, in almost record time, the judge says, "Guilty!" as he slams down his gavel and pronounces a harsh sentence.

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Is God Really All Good?

6/28/2022
When you look at a piece of furniture and see the beautiful graining in the wood, you are aware that the variation of the graining is simply the polished surface of the whole. It is only the exterior that you see. When it comes to God, His essential attributes or characteristics are somewhat like the grain of a beautiful piece of wood with its intertwined veins, which blend together and glow with a deep radiance and beauty. When it comes to seeing God, we only see a very small part, yet...

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The Only Omniscient God

6/27/2022
In his book, God Works the Night Shift, Ron Mehl recalls the first game of the basketball season when his Bible school team played the smartest kids in the league, the Cal Tech squad. “Cal Tech may not have been the most talented basketball team in our league,” says Ron, adding, “but they were the smartest.”

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This Is Why God Never Changes

6/24/2022
In a chaotic world that is constantly changing, nothing can be more comforting than to know there is a God who never changes and to have a secure relationship with Him. Change always seems to be threatening to us—whether it is encountered by a child who graduates from elementary school where he has been the king of the hill and has to go to a school where older children intimidate the new arrivals, or the aged pensioner who has to leave the home where she has lived for 80 years to take up...

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What Does It Mean That God Is Eternal?

6/23/2022
Shortly before his death, A. W. Tozer wrote the following: “In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself. They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will they be content with correct ‘interpretations’ of truth. They are athirst for God, and they will not be...

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What Does God Look Like?

6/22/2022
It's an old story but one that bears repeating. A little girl was drawing a picture with bold strokes in bright colors when her teacher, viewing the work of art that had engrossed the child, said, "Tell me about your picture." The little girl responds, "I'm drawing a picture of God!"

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What Are The Attributes Of God?

6/21/2022
In 1889, a dam broke on the South Fork Reservoir, some 12 miles east of Johnstown, Pennsylvania in a valley of the Allegheny Mountains. Raging waters surged down the valley and swept over the town, taking 25 lives and causing some $50 million in damages, a considerable amount for those days.

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Understanding The Signs of Suicide

6/20/2022
"Dear Dr. Sala," begins a letter from a very discouraged friend of Guidelines, who neither gave his full name nor an address. Jason tells about a broken home and the heartache he has experienced as his dreams and hopes fell apart. He says, "Many times before I left, I cried to God and begged him to save my marriage. What happened? Where was He? Why didn't he knock some sense into us?" He described his ordeal as a long valley through which he was walking and then, thinking about taking his...

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8 Questions And Answers To Coping with Anxiety

6/17/2022
One of the reasons we tend to worry is that life can quickly get out of control. Someone you care about, someone you love, isn't listening, isn't responding, or just doesn't get it. Say, for example, you are responsible for someone or something, and your best effort isn't enough. You can't walk away from the situation. Quitting isn't an option. It may be a teen, an aged parent who depends on you for help, or a family business which seems to be going the wrong way.

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How To Keep Moving Forward

6/16/2022
The most difficult time of your Christian experience is when the sky seems to fall in and your world comes apart. No, you don’t deserve it. No, you are not being punished. No, God hasn’t closed the door on you and shut off phone service, and certainly He hasn’t picked you out to see if you can withstand the punishment Job endured. But just the same, when you are hurting—whether it is from the loss of a baby or when you become a victim of pain and sorrow—you feel alone and often feel...

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Stop Looking Back At The Past

6/15/2022
"As long as the present is at war with the past," said Winston Churchill at the conclusion of World War 2, "there is no hope for the future!" The connection between the present and the past is something like the force of heredity. It's there, but it can't always get you where you want to go. Writing to the Philippians, Paul stressed the importance of forgetting the past and focusing on the future. He wrote, "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do:...

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Here Is The Difference Between A House And A Home

6/14/2022
Home is the canvas on which you paint the memories of your life! It isn't how elaborate is the house in which you live that makes it home. It's who lives there and the love that turns a house into a home. Your house is built of steel and beams, but your home is built of love and dreams. When you live in a rented house, you hang pictures on the barren walls and try to make it as warm as possible, but you live with the reality that this house isn't going to be your home forever; it's...

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What Is the Meaning of The Word Home?

6/13/2022
Homes and mansions or castles are vastly different. Take for example, Hearst Castle with its marble statuaries mirrored in a reflecting pool; or the Vanderbilt Estate; Buckingham Palace, the home of British Royalty; Warrick Castle; and the Forbidden City in Beijing, the residence of Chinese Emperors. One of the most beautiful dwelling places in all the world would surely be Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, with fountains spewing forth water in crystalline streams. Then contrast...

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4 Guidelines When You Are Being Persecuted

6/10/2022
The person who stands for nothing will fall for anything, so goes conventional wisdom, but the person who does stand for something--whether it is the refusal to cover for fellow employees who cheat on their time cards, or has the conviction to abide by what he or she believes is right--will soon discover that everybody doesn't appreciate that commitment to decency. It makes them squirm to have such a one in their midst. It's true that people do love darkness rather than light because their...

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This Is Why You Should Be A Peacemaker

6/9/2022
One of the lessons which we often learn too late is that it is not only hard to keep the peace but far more difficult to bring peace where there is none. "Blessed are the peacemakers," said Jesus, "for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9).

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Can God Restore My Heart?

6/8/2022
The head may be the center of the intellect, the control center of the human body, but it is the heart which has captured the interest of lovers and the fancy of poets because the real emotional issues of life come from the heart. Long ago, Jesus put this truth in focus when He said, “... out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34).

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Is God Rich in Mercy?

6/7/2022
A certain woman whose vanity exceeded her looks had her picture taken by a local photographer, and when she went to view the proofs which had not been touched up to cover her flaws, she was noticeably disturbed. "These pictures do not do me justice," she angrily flung at the photographer. "Lady," he responded, "it isn't justice you need; it's mercy!" The fact is that we are all in need of mercy, and like the woman, think that we are in better condition than we really are.

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Do You Hunger And Thirst For God?

6/6/2022
Every person, no matter what his age or geographic location, has certain drives which are fundamental to existence. Among the strongest are the physical drives for food and water, but there are others, including a desire to know God, to know where we came from and what lies beyond our last breath here on earth.

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