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Day 265

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Days 263 and 264

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Day 262

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"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." ~Romans 15:13

Day 261

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"May your glorious name be praised!" Nehemiah 9:5

Day 260

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“We have to allow God to do a work in us before He can do a work through us.” ~Wendy Pope

Day 259

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"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." ~Romans 12:12

Day 258

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Day 257

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Day 256

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Day 255

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Day 254

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“God is the God of “right now.” He doesn’t want you sitting around regretting yesterday. Nor does He want you wringing your hands and worrying about the future. He wants you focusing on what He is saying to you and putting in front of you … right now.”~Priscilla Shirer

Day 253

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Day 252

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"Do Less. Pray more. Be more -- because the root of our lack of growth is almost always a lack of prayer." ~Ann Voskamp

Day 251

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Day 250

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“Waiting on God isn’t wasting time; it’s training time."
~Wendy Pope

Day 249

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"The secret counsel of the Lord
is for those who fear him,
and he reveals his covenant to them."
~Psalm 25:14 (CSB)

Day 248

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Day 247

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“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” -P.T. Barnum

Day 246

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Day 245

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Day 244

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"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)


Day 243

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"People ought to enjoy every day of their lives..."
~Ecclesiastes 11:8

Day 242

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Day 241

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Today's reading came from Ecclesiastes - and every single time I think of this book in the Bible I think of Footloose! If you are around my age - you remember the first time this movie came out with Kevin Bacon. He was speaking to his city council about a time for every purpose under heaven...a time to laugh, a time to weep, a time to mourn, and a time to dance. But, my verse came from 11:4 and it got me thinking. "Those who wait for perfect weather will never plant seeds..." I tend to wait too long. He says move and I say - did you really say that? He says, "Be willing to try new things that I lead you to." and I question leaving the comfortableness. My sons devotional last night was for me...another message. "You may look back and wish for the days when things were easier. But those easy times were to train and prepare you for the adventure ahead." Now, I believe that sentenced is more about my daughter but was also for me. There is a purpose for ev…

Day 240

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Day 239

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"But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt." ~James 1:6

Day 238

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“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places where no one has been before.” ~Albert Einstein

Days 236 and 237

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Day 235

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Days 233 and 234

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"It is infinitely better to fail with courage, then to sit idle with fear." ~Chip Gaines

Day 232

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“God is gently calling you from the jaws of trouble
to an open place of freedomwhere he has set your table full of the best food."
~Job 36:16

Day 231

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Days 229 & 230

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Days 227 & 228

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Day 226

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"But when I give you a message, I will loosen your tongue and let you speak." ~Ezekiel 3:27


Day 225

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“Fear loses oxygen when every moment suspends itself under the purpose of bringing Him glory, of knowing His name and His nature. Sometimes, instead of leading us up and out of those very fears, big and small, He lets us live them. He gives us over to them. Because it’s in this giving over to our fears that we find the perfect love that frees us from them. Forever.” ~Sara Hagerty


Day 224

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“There’s a difference between good judgment and living in judgment.” ~Bob Goff

Day 223

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Days 221 & 222

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Day 220

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Several years ago, I poured out all the best words I had into a book proposal, only to get rejected.

At the same time, other writer friends were getting accepted by publishers. I said on the outside, “Good for them.” But on the inside, I just kept thinking, “Ouch…that means less opportunity for me.”

After processing for a while, I turned to God’s Word. He showed me new and life-giving realities.

Other people’s success does not threaten mine or yours. When they do well, we all do well.

And remember there is an abundant need in this world for your contributions to the kingdom — your thoughts and words and artistic expressions ... your exact brand of beautiful. Know it. Believe it. Live it.
~Lysa TerKeurst

Day 219

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"You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept."
~Matthew 5:14 (MSG)

Day 218

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"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." ~Ephesians 4:2

Day 217

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"Who knows why God allows heartbreak, but the answer must be important enough because God allows His heart to break too.” ~Ann Voskamp

Day 216

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"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."
~John 7:38