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Do You Want Stronger Faith Today?

“It is for our own benefit to keep every gift of God fresh in our memory. Thus faith is strengthened to claim and to receive more and more.” Desire of Ages, page 325

All of us desire more faith and stronger faith.

So we should rest our minds on these thoughts of gifts God has given.

Each of us has different gifts. We are all unique, but the process for better faith is the same.

I praise God for these benefits that bless.

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What Are You Constantly Viewing?

“True religion is a religion that keeps constantly in view the honor and glory of God.” This Day With God, page 116

Throughout our day it is good to bring our thoughts back to God, keeping connected.

That is how we receive added strength to resist what is wrong and embrace that which is good.

Our Father wants us to be one with Him, to partake of His divine nature.

Can you imagine how much we can change the world with this power?

I pray that you will join me today and connect with this divine power.

I praise God today for Jesus and the love of God for you and me.

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Are You Like A Watered Garden?

“The soul that responds to the grace of God shall be like a watered garden. His health shall spring forth speedily; his light shall rise in obscurity, and the glory of the Lord shall be seen upon him.” Desire of Ages, page 325

After reading this statement several times, I feel blessed.

It is my prayer that you and I will be like watered gardens today.

May others see in us God’s power that draws all unto Him.

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What’s God’s Gift to You Today?

“It is for our own benefit to keep every gift of God fresh in our memory.” Desire of Ages, page 325

This is an automatic antitdote for depression.

If we pray aloud and mention blessings we receive, it lifts our spirits and changes our outlook on life itself.

My friend, this is important in a world where so many are depressed.

With so much going wrong, it’s no wonder so many suffer, but here is the solution.

Prayer, Bible study, meditation on God’s Word and giving our testimony makes everything different.

I praise God again today for His love and eagerness to help.

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Were You Vigorous Yesterday?

“A living faith means an increase of vigor, a confiding trust, by which the soul becomes a conquering power.” Desire of Ages, page 324

If you witnessed this conquering power in the last 24 hours, then you do have living faith!

On the other hand. . . .

The Christian who lives close to God should have a vigor and be uplifting.

This is how Jesus lived.

I praise God for the life of Christ that you and I can learn from.
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Let’s Get Started!

“He who waits for entire knowledge before he will exercise faith, cannot receive blessing from God.” Desire of Ages, page 324

Some people like to be very prepared for whatever they do. They read user manuals, they study maps and make detailed plans.

But this is not the way with the faithful who follow Jesus.

God’s people move forward, like Abraham, with minimal preparation, and then during the journey receive more light from God.

Faith plays a part in all we do. We pray and then the Holy Spirit guides. It’s a wonderful thing.

I praise God today for this involvement in my life that gives me great joy and fulfillment.

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How Casual Are You Today?

“To talk of religion in a casual way, to pray without soul hunger and living faith, avails nothing.” Desire of Ages, page 324

You and I have great needs with eternal consequences.

I find it easy to talk of religion casually, so this statement hits home with me.

As we dwell on heavenly themes, it is meaningful to realize our weakness and failures at the same time.

We depend much upon the Holy Spirit’s power, and the Righteousness of Christ to face each day, so it is only fitting that we acknowledge it when we talk and pray.

I praise God today for the gift of salvation.

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Are You Close To Jesus Today?

“It is in working to spread the good news of salvation that we are brought near to the Savior” Desire of Ages, page 317

A special closeness develops when we actively share the good news to someone who expresses interest in this topic.

Many are enamored with the glamor of materialism, but when a crisis hits, their minds are drawn to more important matters.

We can look for signs of stress and approach with the good news of Jesus to bring comfort.

This is our calling. Not necesarrily standing on street corners, but working with specific people who are receptive.

In this quiet manner, we can make a difference.

I praise God for the Holy Spirit that softens hearts and leads us to help change eternity for those who are ready.

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Do You Criticize and Accuse?

“Christ is grieved when we criticize and accuse; for this is the work of Satan.” This Day With God, page 99.

It is too easy to criticize those we love, and we fall into this trap in our weakness.

Only with added strength from God, do we avoid this failure.

We should always be ready and eager to help each other.

This is the way Jesus lived.

I pray that you and I will be like Him today.

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Learn More about God Through His Words :)

“The law of God is a reflection of His character” This Day With God, page 90.

If you read the Bible and pay close attention to the requests of the Lord and Jesus, you will notice how “love” is the main theme throughout.

Even if you read the Ten Commandments, you will find love as the basis of every command.

As we love God, our desire to love others also increases.

You and I should be the most loving creatures on this planet.

With Spiritual Exercise comes this growth.

I praise God for His love for us.

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Are You Wearing the Yoke of Christ Today?

“Man must cooperate with Christ to restore the moral image of God in man, and it is in wearing the yoke of Christ, and learning daily Christ’s meekness and lowliness, that Christ can use him to be a blessing to His fellow man.” This Day With God, page 90.

After we accept the grace of Christ, there is work to be done.

We must put on the yoke of Christ and bear fruits of love.

Some would say, just accept Jesus and do no more.

Others would say, grace is all you need.

But I say, there is more that follows the new birth. There is growth, and that involves loving others.

So, today I spend time with God and increase my desire to be like Jesus in every way.

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Do You Believe You Are Forgiven?

“It is just as much your duty to believe that God will fulfill His word, and forgive your sins, as it is your duty to confess. You must exercise faith in God as in one who will do exactly as He has promised in His Word, and pardon all your transgressions. This Day With God, page 89.

I know many Christians who won’t let go of their sins.

Even though they ask for forgiveness, they refuse to accept it from God.

They don’t want to, but they persist in hanging on and not letting them go.

We need to be reminded of God’s faithfulness sometimes.

I praise God for His reliability and love that forgives through the blood of Christ.

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You Can Be A Miracle Today

“The greatest miracle of time and eternity is a life transformed according to the divine likeness.” Desire of Ages, page 406

As we approach God through prayer, Bible study and meditation on God’s Word we are transformed.

Little by little our desires change.

Day by day we become more like Jesus. Not that we obtain His personality, but that we become more loving and pure.

Just imagine how much better things would be if the world was more loving.

I pray that you and I can make a difference today, and be more like Jesus.

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Do You Realize How Much Jesus Love You?

“Christ will never abandon the soul for whom He has died.” Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, page 118

Even if we turn our backs on Jesus for a few days or even years, He will never be discouraged, but will be faithful.

Jesus does everything possible to keep us in His fold.

Wandering sheep, though we be, we can take courage that He is always searching to return us to safety.

I praise God for this love that exceeds all other.

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How Are You Tempted to Sin?

“So far as in us lies, we should close every avenue by which the tempter may find access to us.” Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, page 118

If our friends influence us in the wrong direction, then we should purge them.

If we eat too much ice cream, then we should have our spouse do the shopping.

It only makes sense that we should participate in our own salvation by avoiding temptation, when possible.

We will not remain saved if we fail to lean against the winds of evil.

Yes, we are weak, and can’t do this on our own, but we must put our faith in Christ to live like Jesus.

I praise God again today for a love that desires to help us when we pray, study the Bible and meditate on God’s Word.

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YOU CANNOT BE NEUTRAL

“No one can occupy a neutral position; there is no middle class who neither love God nor serve the enemy of righteousness.” Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, page 93

Yes, we are either on one side or the other.

This does not mean we should judge others.

No, our interest lies in our own position, and then we look to others out of love not judgement.

There is a battle going on as Satan strives against love.

We are caught up in it, but we have divine help and I thank God for that.

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Are You In Darkness Today?

“If we do not choose to give ourselves fully to God, then we are in darkness” Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, page 92

This is a choice we make daily, and it’s difficult when we have strong ties to our professional lives.

Our jobs affect us deeply and many take work home each evening.

But our ties to God must be stronger than our ties to man.

This is our calling. This is what Jesus wants from us. This is the way Jesus lived.

I praise God for the life of Jesus that is our model.

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Do You Have Oneness With Other Believers?

“The prosperity of the soul depends upon the oneness that Christ prayed might exist among those who believe in Him.” This Day With God, page 74

Jesus called for and continues to call for unity among His followers.

Not just friendship or understanding, but oneness is expected.

Church members today drift apart, and that hurts the work we are to do.

This is a call to reverse the trend and unify with other saints to fulfill the gospel commission.

I praise God for this command that increases love and harmony in a broken world.

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Open Your Eyes and See the Controlling Power of Christ’s Grace

“When truth abides in the heart, the daily experience is a revelation of the controlling power of Christ’s grace.” This Day With God, page 69

God is involved in my day–whatever it brings.

This thought is comforting, knowing that God helps me take advantage of good things and bad. I rejoice with the good, and accept the bad with His grace.

Being a Christian is to be humble and loving in all circumstances, and only with God’s power can we do this.

Even Jesus relied on prayer and His relationship with the Father for the same power that is available to you and me, if we would only come close enough to Jesus to ask.

I praise God today for this divine involvement.

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You Too Have Gifts From God

“Money, influence, tact, time and strength–all these are gifts entrusted to us to make us more helpful to those around us, and more of an honor to our cretor.” This Day With God, page 68

This is our calling, to be loving and helpful to others.

Generosity is one way to describe how we should be.

Christians should be known for their generosity. Don’t you agree?

But this takes energy, and if you are exhausted, then God can help with that too.

Spending time in prayer, Bible study and meditation on God’s Word increases energy.

It brings us power from on high. And then we can be a blessing to others.

I praise God today for this blessing that spreads out to benefit those in need.

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Do You Have A Do-Nothing Life?

“The Lord does not accept the service of those who live an inefficient, do-nothing life. They exert an influence that leads away from Christ.” This Day With God, page 68

Going to church once a week isn’t enough.

Throughout the week we must also be loving and doing things for people in need.

Many of us are too exhausted at the end of each work-day to do anything for others, so this is a challenge.

But the principle remains.

Only through the help from the Holy Spirit will some of us find the power to be what God wants us to be.

We must come close to God to get this power.

Daily Spiritual Exercise is needed.

I praise God that He is eager for us to tap into this divine power.

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What Will You Say Today?

“By the right use of the talent of speech, we may do much for the Master.” This Day With God, page 68

People read and people listen, and that allows the Holy Spirit to work on hearts using people like you and me.

We don’t need expensive studios for recording, or broadcasting.

We don’t need to be best-selling authors.

We can do much for the Master right where we are, and I like that.

No matter how deprived we are of material things, it will not deprive us of being light for the world.

I praise God for this sense of purpose and accomplishment.

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You Won’t Believe This Promise

“All power and all wisdom are at out command. We have only to ask.” Ministry of Healing, page 514

Join me and meditate on this thought for a moment.

This statement makes a profound impact when rightly considered.

Just imagine what this means.

Each morning we can ask for this gift and it will be given.

This is a life changer.

You must share this message! This good news!

What a gift from God.

I praise God again for this love that blesses us in so many ways.

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Let’s Talk About Trust

“We must have less trust in what we ourselves can do, and more trust in what the Lord can do for and through us.” Ministry of Healing, page 513

There is a subtle difference here, determined by our attitude and preparation.

If we begin our day with Spiritual Exercise, coming close to Jesus through prayer, Bible study and meditation on God’s Word, everything changes.

When we begin our day without Spiritual Exercise, we forego devine assistance and make grave mistakes.

Even if we have good intentions, without divine help, we fail.

Jesus was never self-centered. He never tried to gain attention for Himself.

I pray that you and I will be like Jesus today. One day at a time is how we need to live as a child of God.

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What Blessing Do You Want Today?

“He is well pleased when we urge past mercies and blessings as a reason why He should bestow on us greater blessings.”” Ministry of Healing, page 513

This is the maturing process, where our prayers change as we grow in Christ.

In our youth our prayers are self-centered, but as we love others more and more, our prayers become centered on the needs of others.

And as we love others with a greater love, the Holy Spirit comes upon us and reshapes us to be more like Jesus, and this is the greatest blessing.

To be like Jesus is an incredible thought.

I pray that today, you and I will experience this transformation together.

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Did You Attend Church Service This Week?

“It is a serious mistake to neglect the public worship of God.” Ministry of Healing, page 511

I’ve known several young people and adults who feel no purpose in public worship.

I confess there are times when the church service fails to feed me spiritually.

Sometimes sermons are boring or fail to feed me.

But there is always something for us to do for others in public worship.

Our influence of just being there and when we reach out to others with conversation and encouragement, a divine purpose is served.

Public worship is more about serving others than being fed ourselves.

Like Jesus, we should always try to help others with our influence of being there, and by how we treat them in the process.

This is what public worship is meant to be.

I praise God for the examples Jesus gave to us.

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If You’re Not Happy – This Is Probably The Reason

“However great and glorious hereafter, our reward is not all to be reserved for the time of final deliverance. Even here we are by faith to enter into the Savior’s joy.” Ministry of Healing, page 504

I talk about this over and over because people need to hear it again and again.

If you don’t feel this joy, then you don’t spend enough time with God in prayer, Bible study and meditation on God’s Word.

It’s simple. But the benefits are great.

Think about the joy you and others might be missing.

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone felt this joy?

Can you imagine how different things would be if all church members experienced this joy?

We can do it!

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You Too Can Master Circumstances

“We should seize upon circumstances as instruments by which to work. We are to master them, but should not permit them to master us.” Ministry of Healing, page 500

Circumstances are opportunities to be gracious and to serve.

If we perceive them as such, then we rise above them and use them to glorify God.

This is a beautiful thought that changes everything.

I pray you will meditate on this counsel today and let the Holy Spirit help to master circumstances of all sorts.

Join me and praise God for the Holy Spirit’s help.

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Who You Are Makes a Difference :)

“Stand in your God-given personality. Be no other person’s shadow.” Ministry of Healing, page 499

Our personalities are shaped by DNA and events. They are pliable and subject to change, but are unique.

Each one is like no other.

We need to understand that spending time in Spiritual Exercise changes our personality to be closer to God’s plan for us.

We need not copy other people, but let the Holy Spirit shape us in a positive manner.

Our character should be like that of Jesus, but our personality should develop along side it.

This is a wonderful plan of God for each of us to be different.

I praise God for this great act of love.

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How Did You Treat Other People Yesterday?

“Should Jesus deal with us as we too often deal with one another, who of us could be saved?” Ministry of Healing, page 494

This is a sobering statement regarding how Christians treat one another.

We are too concerned about our own feelings and position in society that sets us up for repeated failure.

Our hearts desire to do what is right, but pride and greed creep in without notice and we fail.

Only by studying the life of Jesus each day can we overcome, as God gives us His strength.

Daily Spiritual Exercise is something we need to embrace and practice.

I praise God for His love that provides us with what we need to come closer to Him.

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