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Did the Devil Really Make Me Do It?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but ...

Step Outside the Boat

Making God laugh with your plans isn’t something you have to avoid at all costs. While your mind is busy producing, creating, and planning, don’t allow the idea that your ...

Prayers for When You Need Justice

Lord, You know the pain I’ve endured at the hands of others. I give myself to You, the Healer. I also submit to Your command to love everyone around me, ...

How to Save Money on Back to School Shopping

Back to School shopping season is one of our family’s favorite times of year!There’s just something about opening a new box of crayons that brings a smile to my face.But ...

God Is Holding Your Hand

Breathe Deep and Know: You can give the worries you’re holding to the One who holds you in His hands. He is there to help you. Have you ever been ...

God's Plans Are Meant for Good

GATHER Group Study PREPARE! Before you show up to your gathering, check in with yourself. THE TITLE OF TODAY IS: ________________________________________________________ Title your day as if it were a chapter ...

Don't Waste Your Pain

SILVER LININGS IN DARK PLACES Surveying the various good outcomes God frequently produces from our agonies requires a careful word of caution. Because knowing the mind of God is impossible ...

In the Morning When I Rise

As you get out of bed in the morning, be aware of My Presence with you. You may not be thinking clearly yet, but I am. Your early morning thoughts ...

Praying for a Job

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you. — Psalm 32:8 I can’t tell you ...

Praying for Your Teen Driver

He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. — Psalm 91:11 When our daughter Hillary got her driver’s license, one of her friends — ...

You Can Trust God When You Don’t Understand

Breathe Deep and Know: The way of God may not always make sense to you, but you can trust Him without fear. At the root of my fear is a ...

The Holy Who?

One day while studying for a message, I read the words Jesus used to describe the Holy Spirit: comforter and friend. I recall having this wonderful realization: “I know that ...

Sin: Temptation, Red Flags, and a Way Out

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army… But David remained in Jerusalem. ...

Jeremiah - I Will Rescue You

  “Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. — Jeremiah 1:8 God says: I make no promise to protect ...

Shout to the Lord

1993 The Bible contains promises for every problem and a word of assurance for every need. When faced with anger or anxiety, we can always find a word from God ...

The Gifts of Rejection

Sweet friend, don’t let rejection steal one more thing from you. – Lysa There’s nothing we can do to eliminate the pain of rejection. Oh, how I wish there were. ...

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The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

Learn to pray and experience intimacy with God like never before! Join author Chrystal Evans Hurst as we walk through four postures of personal prayer called out in Scripture with the acronym P.R.A.Y. — thanksgiving & praise (P), repentance (R), requesting/asking (A), yielding (Y). Reserve your spot now and receive free access to 5 study videos and other free prayer resources when you sign up. Study starts 10/24!