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Choosing joy is not always easy, especially when our circumstances leave us feeling anything but joyful. However, the Bible is full of verses about choosing to be joyful in the Lord in every situation. He loves us and is always with us and wants us to choose joy! Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. - James 1:2-3 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the...

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Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love...

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Remember the scene in “Gladiator” when the enemy is charging, and William Wallace commands his revolutionaries to “HOLD!” As the music crescendos with the powerful pounding hooves of the English horses, everything in you wants Wallace’s men to run into the battle. But 4 times, he commands his men to “HOLD!” And at just the right time, with the enemy close to their line, the Scottish rebels unleash their battle plan.  It’s a powerful visual of how we can stand our ground against the attacks of our enemy.  When it feels like things are crumbling, when the heartache is too much, and when...

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Spend a few minutes on Instagram or Facebook, and you’ll see lots of people living a good life. At least that’s how it looks. With instant access to stories, feeds and tweets, we can quickly get turned around on what it means to live a good life. It’s okay to take amazing vacations, post your proud moments, and share exciting news with your people, but that’s just a by-product of what the Bible tells us is the good life. There’s an order to life with Jesus; it’s a cause and effect relationship. Before we get to Destination Good Life, we need to lay the...

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20 When teaching children about becoming a follower of God, we often use the phrase, “Ask Jesus to come live in your heart.” It’s supposed to be a simple concept: inviting Christ to live in our hearts. But what does that mean? What should that look like? It should mean that we’ve let go of living our...

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