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The Power of Crying Out

relying on God in desperate times
Throughout history, believers have cried out to God in times of distress. Sometimes after years of praying, a single cry brings direction or deliverance instantly.

Learning to Fear the Lord

deepen your awareness of God’s presence
The fear of the Lord is an awareness that you are in the presence of a holy, just, and almighty God and that He will hold you accountable for your motives, thoughts, words, and actions.

Resolving Doubts About Salvation

how to be sure you are a Christian
What events led up to the time when you became a Christian? Since then, have you had doubts that you really are saved? Would you like to resolve those doubts once and for all?

Praying for God’s Provision

asking in accord with God’s Word
God is aware of our physical needs, and it is His delight to provide for His children. When we face times of need or we want increased funds for a specific project, we are to bring our petitions to God.

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands
When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

How to Maintain a Good Name

representing Christ with integrity and compassion
A good name is more valuable than riches, because it can’t be bought with money. It has to be earned moment by moment, day by day, decision by decision. Having a good name means living in a way that earns the trust of others.

The Fear of the Lord

awareness of God’s presence and coming judgment
If we knew that all of our secret thoughts, words, and actions would be displayed publicly so that everyone could watch them and evaluate them, it would make a profound difference in the way we live!

Evidence of God’s Direction

a testimony of God’s faithfulness to provide
A student desired to learn skills in architecture, but he was unsure if pursuing this skill was God’s will for him. Here he recounts how he is learning that finding God’s will for his life requires trust in taking one step at a time:

Accepting Ten Unchangeable Traits

building trust in your Designer
There are some things about yourself that you can change, such as your attitudes, behavior, and personal neatness. You cannot change other things, such as your physical features, family heritage, and time in history.

Evidences of Self-Rejection

recognize your need to accept God’s design
All of us have unchangeable features that make us unique individuals. When these differences are pointed out, especially in insensitive or even malicious ways, the resulting concerns may cause varying degrees of self-rejection.

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