The Benefits of Prayer – By Nate Carter

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“Men ought always to pray and not to faint” – Luke 18:1 The devil will do anything to keep you from praying. You’ll be too tired, too busy, too depressed-it’s endless. There’s a reason: in prayer I get real. When I’m alone with God, the pretense is gone, for He knows my heart. There I…

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God Is For You – By Nate Carter

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“This I know … God is for me.” Psalm 56:9 When you know that God is for you, you can face anything. That doesn’t mean life will be a bed of roses. Paul said to “endure hardship as a good soldier” (2 Timothy 2:3). The new birth brings new battlefields and a new enemy to…

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Getting Back Up! – By Nate Carter

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“As the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city” – Acts 14:20 They stoned Paul and left him for dead, and the other disciples stood around, waiting to see if he would get back up. Child of God, if you’re waiting for others to come and lift you, it…

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The Days of Time and Chance – By Nate Carter

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“Time and chance happeneth to them all.” – Ecclesiastes 9:11 Live every day like there was no tomorrow. Speak that kind word, send those flowers, make that phone call, spend time with your children or grandchildren, volunteer to teach that class, visit that shut in. Stop merely thinking about it and start doing it. I once ministered…

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What to Do When You’re Discouraged – By Nate Carter

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“And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.” –  1 Kings 19:8 ‘ Elijah had just experienced his greatest victory. In one day, both fire and rain fell from heaven. Yet nothing changed. In fact, things…

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The Battle is the Lord’s! – By Nate Carter

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“The battle is not yours, but God’s.” – 2 Chronicles 20:15  Some battles are not yours-they’re God’s! Listen: “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 20:17, NIV). What a relief! Now, if the battle is the Lord’s, guess who chooses…

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Don’t Come Down – By Nate Carter

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“I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down” – Nehemiah 6:3  Four times Nehemiah’s enemies tried to bring him down, and each time he said “No, I’m doing a great work and I cannot come down.” There are times in your life when you are vulnerable and the enemy will try to bring…

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Praise God Before It Even Happens – By Nate Carter

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“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” – Romans 4:20 It’s tough to have faith when you’re sick in body or your purse is empty and you can’t make ends meet. Yet those are the very times when you need faith the most.…

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A Heart that’s Free from Doubt – By Nate Carter

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“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 One Bible commentator defines a pure heart as “A heart that’s trusting God; and attitude that is not mixed with doubt or carnality; a focus that is single.” When I read those words I cried: “God give me a heart like that! A pure heart…

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Bent in the Wrong Direction – By Nate Carter

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Iniquity means “to be bent or inclined toward.” The Bible says, “Lot … pitched his tent toward Sodom” (Genesis 13: 12). It proved to be a fatal attraction. He lost everything he’d spent his life working for, including his family, because he leaned the wrong way. It works like this: you sow a thought and…

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