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Remember Fox’s cult series 24 that followed Agent Jack Bauer on his quests to ensure American safety and safeguard national sovereignty? Well, I don’t, because I never watched it lol. But I DID find the premise interesting – that every season was exactly 24 hours. Never more, never less. And whatever Jack Bauer had to do to save the day, he only had 24 hours to do it. If he achieved all his goals, then the world would be safe for another day. If not, world destruction or domination was imminent. Basically, the future of the country was dependent on what Jack did with his 24 hours. Imagine if your life was an episode of 24 – that what you did with these 24 hours you had today would determine what your future would look like. Would you still sleep in till 1? Would you choose to simply get by in…

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Facing Doubt

Somehow, we have come to believe that faith comes easily – that it is a singular choice you make on the day you perform the ritual of raising your hand at the end of a church service to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Savior. Well, while it has been at least two decades since I made the decision to accept Jesus into my life, tomorrow marks 2 years since I made a public commitment to him by getting baptized. And in two years of doing life on God’s terms, I realize now that we have believed wrong. Yes, faith is a choice – but it is not one that you make just once. It is a choice you will have to make time and time again – on a monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. Time and time again you will find yourself on the precipice of…

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Remember all those times you thought your sky was falling?

When you were panicked because of some deadline or some deficiency or the other? When you couldn’t see how you’d make it through what you were battling with emotionally, physically, mentally or financially? Well, you’re still here. Still kicking. Still living. You may be trudging. You may even be standing still. But you’re still here. Still standing. Still pushing. God didn’t leave you for dead then, and He won’t now. Meditate on that.

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This is such a key Bible verse for Christians everywhere.

(And not just the ending part that people always quote) “… I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:11-13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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Here’s to 7 out of 77…

What Lie Are You Believing? What false report? What words of negativity were spoken over your life that have taken root in your heart and sprouted seeds of doubt and fear without you even knowing it? Seeds that started off as tiny shoots but have grown to be a field of weeds in which nothing good can grow? In which the promises of God just can’t take root? We all have them, but to be honest, I didn’t think I had any till yesterday when God showed me just how much a single statement had made me a slave to a spirit of worthlessness – a slave to the same lie the enemy has used since Adam: ‘you are not enough’. It was a statement that was said supposedly to help me, but more likely to strike me. It cut so deep that over a year later I am still experiencing…

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A Prayer for Families

Dear God, I just want to come before you today and just thank you that you are a good father who loves His children. I thank you because since it is in your nature to be good, that you want good things for us. But God, I know that while your will for us is good and perfect and pleasing, that the enemy is at work to destroy those good things that you made Father: families. God you created the concept of families to provide community and safety and love and protection – an earthly and physical manifestation of your very heart and being for us. But we are living in a time where so many families are hurting God. Parents are hurting and hurting each other. children are hurting and being hurt by the people who are meant to love and care for them. We live in a day…

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WOMAN

The word the Bible uses to describe the formation of man is yaster – ‘to mold or shape’, as a potter with clay. The word the Bible uses to describe the formation of woman is banah, which means built – the same word used to describe making palaces and temples and forms of art. Darling – you are a masterpiece.

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Just a Few Thoughts I Had Today…

A lot of women (myself/ past self included) have sex before they’re actually ready and outside of the context of marriage because we have fallen prey to the cultural norm that relationships=sex. Like, if you have a man, you have to have sex to please/keep him or maintain the relationship. Like there can be no relationship without sex. Somehow sex has become synonymous with commitment. It’s such a lie. A lot of men get into relationships not because they actually want one or are ready for it but because relationships give them a pseudo-legitimate avenue to regular sex. Think about it: you can either hustle around every weekend hoping it will ‘tomu’ with some chick you meet and score for the night, or you can tell some girl ‘I love you’ and have a steady supply any time you feel like it – and THEN some on the side. Sex…

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