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Times of Refreshing

"That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed." (Romans 15:32) It has been said that a key ingredient to happiness in life is having something meaningful to do. The question of why we are here has puzzled humanity since the beginning of time, and despite Satan ...
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Get Someone to Memorize With You

"For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." (Ecclesiastes 4:10) If I could give just one word of advice to any new memorizer, it would be to prepare for discouragement. As odd as this advice may sound at ...
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Trusting God

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6) Summarizing the events of the past two weeks of my life is a task too big for words. Without going into excessive detail, I can only ...
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Jonah and the Big Memory Test

So there was Jonah, stuck inside a great fish contemplating his life choices. He pulls out his smartphone, dries it off, opens his Bible app, and searches for verses to match his need – absolutely not! There is nothing wrong with tools. They can be a great help. But no device or card in your ...
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How to Memorize a Bible Verse

"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) There ...
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Meditations on Joy

"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." (John 15:11) A frequent prayer of mine is for grace to remember the things I ought not forget, and to forget the things I ought not remember. Of course this prayer has a special significance to ...
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Defining Success

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." (James 1:22) An inescapable part of our human nature is an inner desire to be successful. We feel humiliated by failure and we're terrified by the thought of falling short in the things that matter most. Of course we ...
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Walking in the Spirit

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25) If you’re anything like me, the biggest day-to-day struggle we often face isn’t usually a temptation to commit outright sin; it’s our tendency to forget about God, to spend hours at a time caught up in the ...
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Memorizing In Season And Out of Season

"Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2) If you've been memorizing Scripture for any significant length of time, then chances are you have faced a lack of motivation at some point along the way. Perhaps ...
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Meditations on God's Strength

"And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure." (2 Corinthians 12:7) As we study the Scriptures, it's often tempting to view the men and women of the Bible as ...
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