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When God Says “Wait”

If you’ve followed Christ for any amount of time, you’ve probably realized that God works according to His own timing—not ours. It’s easy to trust this when things are going well; however, when crisis strikes, we can become angry, hurt, confused, and even bitter. We can ask how God can possibly delay in fulfilling what we perceive as our desperate needs.

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To Seek and to Save

The story of Zacchaeus has many things to teach us, both about ourselves as followers of Jesus and about Jesus Himself. Perhaps the most amazing part of the story is found in Luke 19:6-10. Let’s take a look.

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Where Has God Assigned You to Be?

The story of Zacchaeus has something incredible to teach us about being in the place God has assigned to you. First, let’s look at how Zacchaeus comes to encounter Jesus: Luke 19 tells us, “He ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way. When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. ‘Zacchaeus!’ he said. ‘Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.’”

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Sinning All the Way to Jesus

In Mark 5, we meet a woman who had struggled for twelve years with an issue of blood. She had gone to doctors again and again, without relief. Finally, she heard that Jesus was nearby. Verses 27-29 tell us what she did...

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Whatever It Takes

I don’t care how close you are to Jesus; I don’t care if you’re an apostle, prophet, evangelist, preacher…people hurt people. Because that’s what we do. This is why, for believers, forgiveness is not about keeping score; it’s about God helping us lose count.

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People Hurt People

I don’t care how close you are to Jesus; I don’t care if you’re an apostle, prophet, evangelist, preacher…people hurt people. Because that’s what we do. This is why, for believers, forgiveness is not about keeping score; it’s about God helping us lose count.

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Leading in the Midst of Betrayal

One of the hardest things you’ll ever do is try to lead while you’re hurting—to sew someone else up when you’re coming apart at the seams. But that’s exactly what Jesus does right before He goes to the cross.

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Keep Your Praise Out Front

One of the biggest difference-makers in your destiny is the attitude you choose to adopt on a daily basis. Many people choose to adopt a griping, complaining attitude, always seeing the worst in every scenario. However, God wants there to be a song in your heart, a shout on your lips. If you go into this season with your praise out front, focusing on all the promises and blessings He has for you, you’re sure to win.

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Fasting and Prayer

During times of crisis, a multitude of opinions flood our senses. It can be easy to allow others’ emotions, convictions, and words to alter our state of mind. However, we don’t need everyone’s opinions in crisis. The most important One we need to hear from is God.

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Maintaining the Right Focus

Have you ever felt like telling God to change His mind about something? Have you ever prayed that He would start to see things your way? If we’re honest, each of us have had moments where we question God’s perspective and plans.