How Doubt Starts

If you’re standing in faith for something, I can almost guarantee that the enemy has tried planting seeds of doubt. How does he do it? And what are we to do?

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What does “Rabboni” Mean?

The Lord desires a unique and personal relationship with each and every one of us. It is a relationship that is too multifaceted for one descriptive word, but in the word I discuss here, we find beautiful truths.

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How Pain Becomes Blessing

The painful things we go through are valuable for our personal growth. But the tears we shed in hard times have value beyond ourselves. In Scripture this place of weeping is called the Valley of Baca and our tears are transformed there.

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How to Pray without Striving

It seems to me that there will always be something out of my reach. But sometimes my attitude implies I think I have to persuade God to come through! Recently He told me, “Ami, this is not a tug of war! We’re on the same side!”

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Whose Opinion Counts?

God has always used ordinary people to do extraordinary things. But many times our own thinking about ourselves gets in the way of being used! Does our opinion of ourselves count?

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How to View Defeat

Defeat. It may be part of everyone’s story from time to time, but it doesn’t ever feel like PART of the story — it feels like the END of the story. How can a story about a headless and handless idol tell us otherwise?

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What’s Your Top Priority?

Our busiest times can make it difficult to keep priorities straight. Often we think this is problem reserved for modernity, but we see this trap even in the times of the Old Testament! When did this happen and what was the result?

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Feeling Insufficient?

There are so many times and so many reasons we may feel completely insufficient for what lies ahead of us. Is God worried about our insufficiency? Is He frustrated with us over our inabilities? Or is it His opportunity to get glory through our weaknesses?

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