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If You Want Peace, Prepare For War | by Kristi Huseby

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of Gods armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers... Read more

True Repentance Brings True Forgiveness – Girlfriends in God – July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020True Repentance Brings True ForgivenessMary SoutherlandTodays TruthHe (God) is so rich in kindness that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, and our sins are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7, NLT).Friend to FriendIt had been a rough afternoon for Hudson, our four-year-old grandson. Dan and I were keeping him and his brother... Read more

God Doesn’t Play Red Light Green Light – Encouragement for Today – July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020God Doesnt Play Red Light, Green Light BOB GOFF Lee en espaolCount it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any... Read more

Paying Grace Forward – Beloved Women – July 9, 2020

Paying Grace Forward Beloved Women July 9, 2020READ: But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45a ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Matthew 5 declares my love and prayers are not only for the people who will... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 9, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:I give You all the credit, God You got me out of that mess, You didnt let my foes gloat. God, my God, I yelled for help and You put me togetherThe nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter.Psalm 30:1,2,5The Message BibleIf at anytime this... Read more

Not Good Enough – Encouragement Café – July 9

Not Good Enough By Robin JonesEven though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.  Psalm 23:4Paralyzed with fear, I lay in the dark crying and whining and carrying on. I implored myself, Robin get up. Get... Read more

Difficult Gifts – Daughters of Promise – July 9

DIFFICULT GIFTSJaime Wyrtzen LauzeBlessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial...Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above... James 1:12a and 17aHave you ever received a gift that you did not want? Have you ever been given a gift that required great responsibility from you?I became a follower of Jesus at a young... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 9

July 9 Call for the Coast Guard He caused the stormto be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Psalm 107:29 Jesus is greater than all our enemies. He is deeper than our hurt and stronger than any storm that swells around us. There is no need to tremble, run or hide,... Read more

So Why Do We Suffer? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of July 9

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Acquaint Yourself with Him | by Charles Spurgeon

Acquaint now thyself with Him. Job 22:21, KJV If we want to properly acquaint ourselves with God, and be at peace, we must know Him as He has revealed Himself, not only in the unity of His essence and provision, but also in the plurality of His persons, the Trinity. God said, Let us make... Read more

When Love Hurts – Girlfriends in God – July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020When Love Hurts Sharon JaynesTodays TruthI am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our... Read more

I Dont Know That But I Do Know This – Encouragement for Today – July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020I Dont Know That But I Do Know This ALICIA BRUXVOORTLee en espaolI remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 (NIV)Years ago, I volunteered as a reading assistant in my sons kindergarten classroom.Armed with a pile of books and a load... Read more

Arise – Beloved Women – July 8, 2020

Arise Beloved Women July 8, 2020READ: For the righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity (Proverbs 24:16 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Watching a baby take their first steps is always a joy to see. They take a step, fall down, cry, and once you encourage them to try... Read more

Casting is NOT a One Time Thing – Encouragement Café – July 8

Casting is NOT a One Time Thing By Jill BeranCast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7It had been a crazy week and a busy Saturday. Our to-do list was long and my kids werent really eager. One was kind of upset, another didnt feel the best and another compared... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 8, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Josephs master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the kings prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.Genesis 39: 20King James VersionEXPLORATIONWhen Youre in the Dumps or Dungeon Joseph Does Time in the SlammerGod did not say, Thou shalt not be tempted, thou... Read more

Cuando las cosas parecen apilarse – Con Diseño Divino – La Semana del 8 de Julio

Cuando las cosas parecen apilarseDe la Palabra de Dios:Y estoy seguro de que Dios, quien comenz la buena obra en ustedes, la continuar hasta que quede completamente terminada el da que Cristo Jess vuelva (Filipenses 1:6, NTV).Estoy convencida de que mi cuarto de lavado tiene algn duende escondido que multiplica la ropa por la noche... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 8

July 8 Imprints Can a woman forget her nursing child, And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands Isaiah 49:15-16 Some years ago on a hot summer day in South Florida a... Read more

Logic: Unbelief’s Friend – Daughters of Promise – July 8

The Lord said, I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. So Sarah laughed to... Read more

Loneliness | Thoughts by Katherine Kehler

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you Hebrews 13:5 Websters dictionary defines loneliness as, being without company; cut off from others; not frequented by human beings; sad from being alone; producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation. Have you ever felt lonely? Loneliness has many causes: The death of a loved one,... Read more

When Your Walk Feels More Like a Crawl – Encouragement Café – July 7

When Your Walk Feels More Like a Crawl By Britta LafontJesus said to him, Go; your son will live.  The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. John 4:50 ESVFaith in Jesus is jumping in with both feet.  We are not to dip our toe in to see if the... Read more

The Other Side of Faith – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of July 7

The Other Side of FaithDuring the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Its a ghost, they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them, Take courage! It is I. Dont be... Read more

I Didnt Hear You – Girlfriends in God – July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020I Didnt Hear You Arlene PellicaneTodays TruthObserve the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.  Deuteronomy 8:6, NIV.Friend to FriendI was excited to be at a concert with my girls, but when it began, I realized I had forgotten something very important.  Earplugs!  The speakers were pointed... Read more

When Its Hard to Love Yourself – Encouragement for Today – July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020When Its Hard to Love YourselfNICKI KOZIARZ Lee en espaolThe second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31 (NIV)If you were in my thoughts for the day, I think youd be surprised how many negative thoughts pass through my brain. Things like:Not good enough.Not... Read more

Miracles Remind of Who He Is – Beloved Women – July 7, 2020

Miracles Remind of Who He Is Beloved Women July 7, 2020READ: You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. (Psalm 77:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: To witness the wonders of God is truly miraculous. From His creation to humanity. Miracles of families, relationships, healing. Those answers to prayers after... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 7

July 7 Looking for a Ticket to Happy Land according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted. 1 Timothy 1:11 You can ask anyone today what makes them happy and you would find that there would be many different answers and many varying opinions. Why is this? Its... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 7, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Lord turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are multiplied; bring me out of my distresses. Behold my affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins of thinking and doing...O keep me, Lord, and deliver me: let... Read more

Recognizing God – Daughters of Promise – July 7

RECOGNIZING GODAnd the Lord appeared to him [Abraham] by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door... Read more

Love Those We Dont Like | by Suzanne Benner

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 The call to imitate God sounds impossible. Yet, just as a small child imperfectly mimics a parents actions, disciples of Jesus copy him. These... Read more