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God’s Plans Are Meant for Good

God’s Plans Are Meant for Good

GATHER Group Study PREPARE! Before you show up to your gathering, check in with yourself. THE TITLE OF TODAY IS: ________________________________________________________ Title your day as if it were a chapter title in the book of your life. Be creative and not hasty. Think about the entire day or week you’ve had, not just the past

Who is God?

WELCOME A little girl in kindergarten was drawing a picture when her teacher walked up to her desk to take a look. She asked the child, “What are you drawing?” The bright-eyed girl quickly responded, “God.” The teacher smiled and then said, “Well, honey, no one actually knows what God looks like.” The child looked

3 Scriptures That Will Help Draw You Near to God

This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. — 1 John 5:14-15 Have you ever shared something deeply

I’m Scared to Pray Boldly

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. — James 5:16 Sometimes I’m scared to pray boldly. It’s not at all that I don’t believe God can do anything. I absolutely do. I’m a wild-about-Jesus girl. Wild in my willingness. Wild in my obedience. Wild in my adventures with God. So my hesitation

Brings Your Dreams to Your Father’s Throne

There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the LORD’s counsel— that will stand. — Proverbs 19:21 NKJV Have you ever zoned out in thought? What were you thinking about? What were you dreaming of? What dreams were you planning to make a reality? Do you remember as a child wanting something so much

What Is Surrender Anyway?

I don’t know what you are facing today, but I know what it’s like to face circumstances that are out of your control. Life can be swirling around us, it can be overwhelming and hard. We long for peace over a situation, but we try to hold on tightly for control because we feel we

Guardrails: Direct and Protect

We’re all aware of the destructive consequences associated with poor decisions or lapses in judgment. We don’t plan to mess up. But it can easily happen if we try to navigate life without guardrails. It’s not enough to hope God will protect us. He doesn’t usually keep us from the consequences of decisions we make

Take Back Your Pride Land

The Lion King Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out?

Praying to Move On with the Lord

“I’m still on shaky ground,” I said to myself as I drove to church one Sunday morning nearly a year after coming to know the Lord. Even though my life was much improved, I still had this uneasy feeling that at any moment I could lose the stability I’d gained. I feared that my glimpses

In Step With God

  A few years ago, Sports Illustrated ran a “Holiday Help List” supplement that featured various gifts that would be of interest for athletic types. The description for a golf watch read: Equipped with a hi-res color touch screen, a GPS receiver, and 38,000 preloaded courses, it provides distances to and from any possible target

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