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Begin your journey today and discover how saying yes to God through humility, honesty, repentance, obedience, and kingdom living can completely transform your life.

Open Windows

Open Windows

Living in the midst of a God-defying culture, in a city where you could be arrested if your neighbors tattled on you for worshiping Jehovah, Daniel did a bold thing. He prayed … three times each day … with his windows open.

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Something New

The feeling of desire is almost always with us. On the surface we might identify it as the desire for some new possession—car, house, clothes, technology, or even something as ordinary as a new coffee pot. It could also look like the desire for a new friend, new job, new skill, new opportunity, or any number of things we may want.

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50th Anniversary Press Release

BUCHANAN, MI, August 27–28, 2021 – As Life Action Ministries celebrates fifty years, they’ll be hosting a gathering at their International Ministry Center. Friends, staff, alumni, neighbors, and financial partners will be remembering and reflecting together on God’s blessings, and they’ll get to renew friendships and expand their vision for Life Action Ministries’ future.

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The Hope of Revival

Revival is _________. Fill in the blank—not necessarily with the first thing that comes to mind, and not by quoting someone else. What are your genuine, personal thoughts about revival? What do you feel about it?

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The Pre-Yes

How do we hear from God? The heart that wants to hear from God, will. So, before searching for an answer to how, we need to be honest about whether we really want His answer. What do we intend to do about His will once it is known to us?

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Spiritual Depression

Spiritual Depression

It’s a dark cave. Spiritual depression affects almost everyone at times, and we often have no idea how to find a way back into the light. Without question, one of the significant passages in the Bible that helps us understand this issue is the story of one of God’s great prophets in 1 Kings 19.

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It’s Personal

To be a child at heart is not always a good thing, because “folly is bound up in the heart of a child” (Proverbs 22:15 ESV). Even the most compliant children have hard places in their hearts. They will defy rules, giving up reward for selfish pleasure.

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Clearing Your Conscience

Clearing Your Conscience

Your conscience is that part of you that knows you deeply. The word conscience means a “knowing with” or “self-knowledge.” This is the part of you where God protects you from wrong choices, but also convicts you when you sin.

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Grumbling

Grumbling

We are world-class at some things, and grumbling is right up there at the top of the list. But we’re not the first, by a long shot. The word means to murmur. It’s the low growl of discontent.

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Thinking the Right Way

A. W. Tozer wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” If we were to add a follow-up statement, it would be this: “What comes into our minds when we think about ourselves is the second most important thing about us.”

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Moving from Fear to Faith

Moving from Fear to Faith

I awoke in fear this morning. So much ahead, so much at stake at our church. As a leader, if you are going to worry, the places where the greatest FAITH is needed are always the places where the greatest FEAR is a possibility. And it was all over me this morning. I didn’t invite it in, I just woke up to fears swarming like a hornets’ nest in my mind.

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