How to Receive Blessings

Seek God; His blessings will follow you.
Seek blessings; you forget the One who gives it.

God blesses those who obey Him.
For all His promises have a tag attached, which reads:
“IF you obey Me, then specified blessings will be given you.”

His favor rests on those who fear Him;
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Are You Struggling with Masturbation?

You have hope. You are not a failure in God’s eyes because you are struggling with the habit of masturbation!

You’re probably reading this article because you are longing to find victory over this sinful habit. You have struggled to overcome this habit for so many years; but have failed. Each time you failed, you … Read the rest

A Prayer of Disbelief

Chapter 20

Theme: A Prayer of Disbelief
Focus on: Jeremiah
Reading Portion(s): Jeremiah 32
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Obedience to God is never easy. One of the difficulties is that we may not understand “why” God is asking us to do certain things. Those things
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A Prayer for Confirmation

Chapter 19

Theme: A Prayer for Confirmation
Focus on: Gideon
Reading Portion(s): Judges 6
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
We all have fears. Sometimes these fears affect the way we act. It affects us so much that we fear to act even when God tells us
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I Will Make a Distinction

But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the Lord, am in this land. I will make a distinction between my people and your people. This miraculous sign will occur tomorrow (Exodus

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The Third Entrance

Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and had him brought to the third entrance to the temple of the Lord (Jeremiah 38:14a NIV).

The title of this piece, “The Third Entrance of the Temple” would have made you curious; isn’t it so? Possibly yes. The Third Entrance stands for a secret meeting between … Read the rest

I Will Wait Until You Return

And the Lord said, “I will wait until you return” (Judges 6:18b NIV).

It is surprising to note God’s choices. He chose many who were not confident about themselves. He chose those who were afraid to step out. But he made leaders of such stuff as these. Even today he continues to do so. You … Read the rest

Do Not Interpretations Belong to God?

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams” (Genesis 40:8b NIV).

The Bible deals much about dreams. The Book of Genesis and the Book of Daniel contains many references to dreams and their interpretation. Today, there is much talk about dreams in the Christian world too. They quote … Read the rest

Separate Those Who Lap the Water

So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink” (Judges 7:5 NIV).

Many come to serve God. But God does not choose all. He first of all finds those who are … Read the rest

Break Camp and Advance

The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites … ” (Deuteronomy 1:6, 7a NIV).

Achievers for God don’t sit still for ever. They press forward. They do not make victories an occasion for rest. But … Read the rest

Forming an Alliance, but Not by My Spirit

“Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin (Isaiah 30:1 NIV).

Alliances play an important role in life. They can help you or cause your ruin. So one should enter into alliances very … Read the rest

David, “Where Shall I Go?”

In the course of time, David inquired of the Lord. “Shall I go up to one of towns of Judah?” he asked. The Lord said, “Go up.” David asked, “Where shall I go?” “To Hebron,” the Lord answered (2 Samuel 2:1 NIV).

One of the chief qualities that shaped David’s life was his willingness to … Read the rest

Recorded the Stages in Their Journey

At the Lord’s command Moses recorded the stages in their journey. This is their journey by stages (Numbers 33:2 NIV).

Any journey has many stages; especially the journey of life. But is there any significance to recording the stages of that journey? There has to be; otherwise God might not have asked Moses to do … Read the rest

Nevertheless, in Their Presumption

Nevertheless in their presumption they went up toward the high hill country, though neither Moses nor the ark of the Lord’s covenant moved from the camp (Numbers 14:44 NIV).

Presumption is dangerous in Christian living. It puts you in trouble and brings sorrow. But what is presumption? It is acting on what you think is … Read the rest

This Is from the Lord

This is from the Lord (Genesis 24:50b NIV).

There is perhaps no other chapter in the Bible where God’s personal loving guidance is seen with greater clarity than in this chapter. When Laban and Bethuel had heard the story of how God had guided Abraham’s servant to Rebekah, they said: “This is from the Lord.” … Read the rest