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The Breakfast of Champions

Our daily bread is not merely the food and water we need to nourish our bodies, it is also the love, faith, trust, hope, and knowledge we need to sustain our hearts and minds.

I spend some time with God each morning, reading, writing, and learning about Him, and I’ve come to need this communion with Him as much as I need food and water. I find that when I am away from Him—when my thoughts become too absorbed in worldly matters—I begin to feel weak and helpless. But more and more, as my love for God grows, I’m quicker to realize the symptoms, and return to where His bread is stored.

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Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:13

 

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The Simple Truth

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Don’t Count Sheep!

The problem I have with sleep is I’d rather be awake. I often wake up too early, and I’m disappointed because it’s too early to get up. I’m anxious to get up and do the things I love to do.

On those days when I wake up too early I seldom have any trouble going back to sleep. If I do, I have a remedy that works almost every time; I think about all the good things in my life.

When I was younger, I would sometimes have trouble falling asleep at night, and it was usually due to worries about the future. I’d toss and turn, fretting about what “might” happen, and then I’d start to worry about how I’d get through the next day if I didn’t get some sleep.

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When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24

 

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Hear the Whisper

A high school baseball player had just caught the final called strike in the championship game. Asked what it was like when he caught the last pitch, the young catcher said things were totally silent from the time the pitcher went into his windup until the time the ball smacked into his mitt. In reality, the stadium crowd was going crazy; the place was a madhouse!

 

We’ve seen moments like this in movies; the last out, the big catch, the winning run. We may have even been in situations where time seemed to pause, and the world fell silent for a few moments. Was it like that when Jesus calmed the sea? Did those in the boat live a few moments in silent, awed glory with Jesus?

 

When that final pitch was thrown, nothing else in the world was important to the catcher. The world consisted of the ball being delivered to his mitt. Likewise, in the midst of the storm, the disciples were focused on Jesus; He was their world, and without Him they were lost. We can live many moments like this with Jesus, if we’re focused on Him.

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He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. Psalm 107:29

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The Struggle Is Over!

Grace is a gift, and the simple definition of grace is we no longer have to struggle to remember and obey God’s laws, or struggle to live a godly, moral life, because He will put it in our heart and mind to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Get Tangled Up In The Details

Most of us believe in the basic principles of God, but we’ve been taught different ways to think of Him and worship Him. And that’s okay, unless our differences are due to “human tradition and the basic principles of this world.” God wants us to be held captive by Christ and His love for us—a simple relationship.

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

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Would you play football without pads and helmet? Not hardly! The toughest men would not consider something so foolish! Even with all the protective gear they sometimes get hurt. Read the rest of this entry »

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