Living Without Worry

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Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

—Matthew 6:27 NLT

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Do you cross rivers before you come to them, dread troubles that never come, expect evil from the Lord instead of good? In other words, is your soul full of unnecessary care? For that is what the word “careful” means—unnecessary care.

“Do not worry” is a plain and simple command, but it is such a difficult one to follow. M. D. Babcock has given a few beneficial suggestions for the person who feels . . .  read more

Positive Statements for Fighting Negativity

Christ in Us: Our Hope of Glory

By David Brandt Berg

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You cannot hide a happy, useful, helpful, shining spirit; it radiates on everybody the same light, the same joy. People see it and say, “You have such a light on your face; you seem so happy, you just shine. You’re always smiling!” It just radiates.

Happiness is what you make it. It’s a law of God just like gravity that you don’t get happy by trying to make yourself happy . . .  read more

Be Still

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Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.

—Psalm 37:7

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What exactly does it mean to “rest in Jesus”? It means trusting that once you have asked Jesus to provide solutions to your problems or to help you with the work at hand, He will take charge and do just that. It means trusting that He will show you what you can do to help the situation, that He will empower you to do your . . .  read more

An Appointment Not to Be Missed

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Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.

—Corrie ten Boom

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Let the first act on waking be to place yourself, your heart, mind, faculties, your whole being, in God’s hands. Ask Him to take entire possession of you, to be the Guide of your soul, your Life, your Wisdom, your Strength. He wills that we seek Him in all our needs, that we may both know Him truly and draw closer and closer to Him; and in  . . .  read more

Answers to Your Questions…

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Q: I love my children and want to be a good parent, but I feel very incapable. Is there a secret to raising happy, well-adjusted children?

A: It’s no secret but, yes, there is a key: love—your love and God’s love! It would be impossible to cover the topic of parental love thoroughly in this short column, but here is a brief list of some of the most important ways that parents can show . . .  read more

A Tree Planted by the Rivers of Water

By David Brandt Berg

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I love trees. They are one of God’s most beautiful creations, in perfect balance and symmetry. You know why that tree out there is perfect? Because it does nothing but fulfill the Lord’s purpose for it. It never makes a mistake. It’s perfect. It only obeys the Lord’s will for it in everything it does, in spite of blights and bugs and storms. The Lord takes care of it and it lifts its leafy arms to praise the Lord.

It just bends and bows and nods its head to the . . .  read more