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How Long Should You Pray for Something?

How Long Should You Pray for Something?

I have often been asked, “Pastor Ronnie, how long should I pray for something?” I do not believe there is a Christian anywhere in the world today who has not asked at one time or another, “How long should I pray for something?” Years ago, some began to teach that if you really had enough

Trade Your Cares for Calm: Handling Guilt | Max Lucado

Trade Your Cares for Calm: Handling Guilt

Antidote to Guilt Our guilt may be the result of a moment or a season in life. You failed as a parent. You blew it in your career. You squandered your youth or your money. The result? Guilt. A harsh consequence of the guilt? Anxiety. Surprised? Lists of anxiety-triggers typically include busy schedules, unrealistic demands,

Letting Go: My Justice Fantasy

Editor’s note: Wilma Derksen’s world collapsed when her teenage daughter, Candace, was taken hostage and murdered. Through the process of grief and enduring the legal trials that followed the murder, Wilma learned to choose to “let go” and trust God with the outcome. * I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict

God Is a Good Judge

The Bible says that God’s wrath is coming on the entire world. But this is out of step with the God that Americans, by an overwhelming majority, say they believe in. How can the God who is love bring wrath and punishment? Who wants that God around? God’s wrath is coming because He is the God of

Say No to Guilt!

The apostle Paul offers good advice in Philippians 3:13 where he says (my paraphrase), I don’t consider that I’ve already arrived but here is what I do. I forget those things that are in my past and focus on my future in Christ Jesus. This is the guy who was complicit in many state-sponsored incarcerations

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God is Greater than Your Guilty Conscience

God Says, “Repent of Your Sin, and I Will Forgive You.” David began Psalm 32 with the words: “How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” How blessed. In other

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