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How To Pray Effectively

People pray for many different reasons: for guidance, physical needs, wisdom, guidance, healing, and for resolutions in situations over which one has no control. I am facing a difficult situation soon that I am not looking forward to. It is going to require much wisdom. When praying for guidance it ...

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Hearing God’s Voice Ahead Of Time

As I was writing my final article in my series on the fruits of the Holy Spirit, I was dealing with a medical situation. It was not something that required immediate emergency care, but I wanted to see my doctor as soon as possible and he was booked up for ...

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The Ninth Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

Self-control is the last of the fruits of the Spirit, but certainly not least in importance. Some of the other fruits like love, patience, kindness, goodness, and gentleness are contingent on exhibiting self-control to one degree or another. It is of prime importance when it comes to living a godly ...

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The Fourth Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Patience, or long-suffering, is the fourth fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. There are, of course, many examples of patience, like waiting in lines, dealing with traffic, interacting with difficult people, or waiting for some situation to be resolved. Indeed, patience really plays out in our relationships. It ...

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God’s Command to Lend a Hand

Remember the stories of how our parents or grandparents trudged through snow drifts, or thunderstorms, or beating sun,  uphill, to get to school each morning?  In some ways, attending school today is much easier that in times past. Many schools today are air-conditioned, dress codes tend to be less restrictive,  ...

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