Tagged: joy

Tag: joy

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5 lies that keep us spiritually stuck 

Years of abuse, neglect, betrayal or rejection can lead us to develop self-protective mechanisms to mask the pain we feel. The fear of being vulnerable and risking more pain prevents us from seeking help. If we do not know how to go to God for relief, we remain stuck in a dull existence,...

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10 ways to reflect God’s humility

Jesus, in all His magnificent power and glory, is so perfectly assured and secure in who He is that He has no qualms in comparing Himself to a gentle baby lamb. This is the beauty of God’s humility. Human beings, on the other hand, are driven by a constant need to...

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Self-encouragement

We all need some encouragement. There will be days we face conflicts, misunderstandings, challenging conversations, impossible deadlines or struggle with finances. Whatever the case is, we can thankfully go to God’s promises and declare them over ourselves. Many of the psalms that King David wrote were prayers of encouragement to...

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Jesus frees hotelier from spiritual attacks

V was miraculously healed by Jesus from a long bout of sickness and dedicated herself to Him. Trying to grow in her faith and attending church, however, was difficult because of constant spiritual attacks. Here is her testimony of being freed from ungodly spirits, to experience God in joy hope...

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How to practice faith when discouraged

Things don’t always go “our way”. Work, finances, school, relationships and family problems become a drag on our lives when they teeter out of control. Our faith in God and hope for our futures can waver. How can we keep walking along the path that God has chosen for us?...

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Understanding God’s forgiveness

Many believers carry a shadow of shame that sounds like this, “If a sinful person like me wouldn’t even let myself off for my wrongs, why would a righteous, perfect God forgive me?” When we don’t understand God’s love and forgiveness, we continue to condemn ourselves.   Understanding God’s character When...

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The myths behind materialism 



Have you ever heard the phrase, “whoever said money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop”? Every day, we are bombarded with messages that suggest that we need to have certain things in order to be happy and valuable. Materialism is a powerful religion that has many faithful followers....

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Stumbling blocks to breaking sinful patterns

Jesus came to set us free from bondage to sin. To break free from cycles of sinful patterns, we first need to remove the stumbling blocks in our minds that prevent us from walking in spiritual freedom. What are some typical spiritual stumbling blocks?   The powerful Holy Spirit that raised Jesus...

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Jesus sets architect free from self-hatred

C is an architect who followed Jesus faithfully for 23 years, serving on mission trips all around the world – from South America to China and Cambodia. Here is her story of how she was finally delivered from a secret life of self-hatred and a habit of self-harm. Praise God!...