calling, faith, purpose

Not our Talent

My prayer for you and me today: “With this in mind we constantly pray for you, that God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.” (2 Thess. 1:11) Our talent isn’t needed to fulfill the purpose God has for us. …

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faith, hope, inspiration, love, prayer, work

Inspired by Hope

“We continually thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3) 1. Work produced by faith. What does that look like? How many of us work …

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children, faith, Jesus

Childlike Faith

Life always brings challenges. And that is a good thing. Right? Hopefully, challenges will turn our face upward to the One who can help us. In earlier years, I had no problem going to God right away when I had a problem. I spent little time worrying about the future and who would pay for college tuition or which job we should …

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faith, gifts, Paul, Timothy

Stir it Up!!

“I have been reminded of your sincere faith… for this reason I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” 2 Tim. 1:6 Paul was writing a second letter to Timothy. It was a letter of encouragement. Timothy was struggling with his faith, probably questioning everything he had …

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