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Surviving Troubles

Surviving Troubles Philippians 4:6-9 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
"The art of living is the least learned of all arts. Man has learned the art of existing, of getting by somehow with the demands of life, of escaping with half-answers, but he knows little about the art of living with all its demands."Quote by E. Stanley Jones.
Most people can't cope with life because life…

Who Is Your Hero or Heroine?

Who Is Your Hero or Heroine? Dictionary definition: a man/woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his/her brave deeds and noble qualities. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
Many men and women may come to mind as we ponder the question posed, “Who Is Your Hero or Heroine?” The men and women of our armed forces, who have fought for our freedoms throughout the many wars, were recently remembered and honored for their valor, courage and willingness to go into battle. We thank them for their bravery and dedication, and to those who gave the final sacrifice, we are especially thankful, and cherish the freedoms we hold so dear. May we never forget those who have given their all, that we may have the privilege of liberty for all.
Throughout the Word of God, we find the most unlikely men and women whom God used to be the heros of our faith, and accomplish great things for Him. One unlikely…

Measuring the Strength of Your Faith

Measuring the Strength of Your Faith James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 
True joy is an attitude that is characteristic in the life of a genuine believer, even in the darkest of trials. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations (James 1:2). In other words, count every trail as a joyful event knowing that the trying of your faith employs patience and that the testing of your faith produces an unwavering devotion to God. True faith will persevere because trials can never destroy true faith, or alter God’s eternal design. Therefore, we can find joy in the midst of any trial. 
In James 1:3, the Bible says, “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” This verse is actually saying, “You must go into this trial with an understanding mind that the trial or testing of your faith produces endurance.” This is the power you nee…

Don't Violate Your Conscience

Don’t Violate Your Conscience Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
Have you taken great pains to have a clear conscience before God and man? Or, have you allowed the culture we live in to train you to ignore your guilt feelings–––making your conscience weak? This is a dangerous position in the life of a Christian. If you have found your conscience to be contaminated by this fallen world, you are certainly not alone. Many just like you have come out of all kinds of sinful backgrounds, and praise be to our God and Savior, He has "cleansed your conscience from dead works to serve the living God" (Hebrews 9:14).
As a Christian, you have the capacity to walk before God with a clear conscience, your daily privilege and joy. God graciously implanted something powerful within you to aid you in the battle against sin. He gave you your conscience, and that gift is the key to bringing you joy and freedom. Examin…