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Big Rocks First

Big Rocks First

Big Rocks FirstOne day a teacher stood in front of the students in his class. From under the podium he pulled out a large glass jar and placed as many baseball size stones as he could into the jar. He then asked the students if the jar was full. Most said “yes,” and...

Better Than Riches

Better Than Riches

Better Than RichesPsalm 119:14 says, "I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches." When I first read that I nodded my head in agreement. Then I asked myself, “Do I?” “Do I rejoice in following God’s statutes as one rejoices in great riches?”...

Be Still

Be Still

Be Still The universe is filled with incredible activity. Everything’s in motion, everything is moving all the time, and all in testimony to the greatness of God. Just in our little solar system, the planet on which we live is orbiting the sun at about 67,000 MPH. At...

Be Perfect

Be Perfect

Be PerfectIn this year of the coronavirus pandemic pro sports are slowly starting up again and it got me thinking about the excitement you feel as an athlete as you prepare for a new season to start. Part of the excitement is that you start the season with the...

Be Joyful in Hope

Be Joyful in Hope

Be Joyful in HopeRomans 12:9-21 is a great collection of short statements on victorious Christian living. Take Romans 12:12 for example. It says: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Let’s just briefly consider each of these powerful...

Attractive Bait, Painful Hook

Attractive Bait, Painful Hook

Attractive Bait, Painful HookAre you struggling with temptation today? Sometimes we don’t like to admit it even if we are. In that regard, consider the words of James 1:13-15: “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil,...

Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger ManagementThe Bible has a lot to say about anger, probably because it is such an emotionally charged response, as we see with the unrest that’s all around us today. It says much more than this devotion can cover, but here’s some basic biblical advice to consider...

An Unknown God

An Unknown God

An Unknown GodMany people are spiritual and searching for spiritual truth, but they don’t know the true and living God of the Bible. That’s how it was in the Apostle Paul’s day too. In his travels the Lord led him to the cultural hub of Athens where he found those in...

Living A Godly Life

Living A Godly Life

Living A Godly LifeIf you’re trying to live a godly life, you probably already know by experience that Satan wages a spiritual war for your soul. That’s what the Apostle Paul said as he encouraged us to prepare for this battle. He wrote: “Put on the full armor of God,...

An Undivided Heart

An Undivided Heart

An Undivided HeartMost athletes understand the concept of “an undivided heart.” It means that if you want to be the best you can be, if you want to fulfill your potential, you have to be uncompromising in your approach to the game. It means focusing on every detail of...

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