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Be specific in your prayer life.

From Psalm 32:6:  “Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.”

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God can use our authority and our abundance and our promotion.  With authority comes the need for accountability.  With popularity comes the need for humility.  With prosperity comes the need for integrity.  

From James 4:10:  “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.”

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Make no mistake about it, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”  In doing so, he weaves everything together into His design.

From Proverbs 16:20:  “Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper, and happy are those who trust in the Lord.”

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God has entrusted to us a great deal.  He knows that we can do all things by His grace, so He’s trusting in us to trust Him.

From Psalm 31:7-8:  “I will exult and rejoice in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have taken heed of my adversities, and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.”

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“I will hold you up,” God says.  When you lean on another person or another thing, your focus is sideways, not vertical.  Human crutches paralyze the walk of faith.

From Isaiah 41:10:  “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.”

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A healthy fear of God will do much to deter us from sin.  When we have a proper fear of the living Lord, we live a cleaner life.

From 1 John 2:4-6:  “Whoever says, ‘I have come to know him,’ but does not obey His commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys His word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection.  By this we may be sure that we are in Him:  whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as He walked.”

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People who inspire others are those who see invisible bridges at the end of dead-end streets.

From Jeremiah 29:11:  “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”

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A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around, dissipating and stewing about things.  He’s at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes.

From Psalm 5:8:  “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.”

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When will we ever learn that there are no hopeless situations, only people who have grown hopeless about them?

From Psalm 142:3:  “When my spirit is faint, you know my way.”

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The two most important tools of parenting are time and touch.  Listen to your boys and girls, look them in the eye, put your arms around them, hug them close, tell them how valuable they are.

From Proverbs 20:7:  “The righteous walk in integrity—happy are the children who follow them!”