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Passionate (3)

Albert Schweitzer said, ‘Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.’ When you feel passionate about something and allow yourself to pursue it, you position yourself to succeed in life. The ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 4th, 2014

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Passionate (2)

A mother eagle knows that if she waits for her young to get out of the nest and fly on their own initiative, it’ll never happen. So she pushes them out! That’s radical, but they learn to fly and fulfill their destiny. Leadership guru John Maxwell says: ‘To succeed in life we

Joy Ferdiz

January 3rd, 2014

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Passionate (1)

Nehemiah was passionate about rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls. So when his enemies tried to sidetrack and discourage him, he answered, ‘…I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down…’ Passion is the starting point for all achievement. There has never been anyone ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 2nd, 2014

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Hurrah for the New Year!

Hurrah for the New Year!

Yesterday we read the Scripture, ‘“Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ (1 Samuel 7:12 NIV). Today read this Scripture: ‘and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.’ ”Thus far” refers to events in the past; “since that time” refers to events in the ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 1st, 2014

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Expect Great Things from God

Expect Great Things from God

‘ “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ 1 Samuel 7:12 NIV The Bible says, ‘Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ As you look back at the year that was 2013, what do you see? Epic fails?

Joy Ferdiz

December 31st, 2013

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Prepare for Attack (4)

Prepare for Attack (4)

 “What message does my Lord have for his servant?”’ Joshua 5:14 NIV Some issues are so crucial that until you have resolved them you cannot move forward or enjoy God’s blessing in your life. Joshua faced such an issue when he stood before the towering walls of Jericho, the ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 30th, 2013

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Prepare for Attack (3)

Prepare for Attack (3)

‘But Paul shook the snake off…’ Acts 28:5 NIV Luke writes: ‘The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper…fastened itself on his hand. ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 29th, 2013

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Prepare for Attack (2)

Prepare for Attack (2)

‘…A brother is born for adversity.’ Proverbs 17:17 NIV Like most successful people, Nehemiah discovered that not everybody will be happy about your success. ‘Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages[a] on the plain of ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 28th, 2013

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Prepare for Attack (1)

Prepare for Attack (1)

‘He…ran out of the house.’ Genesis 39:12 NIV Observe how some of God’s champions dealt with Satan’s attack, so you’ll know how to handle it when it comes. Joseph ran. ‘…Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 27th, 2013

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Wise Men Still Seek Him (4)

Wise Men Still Seek Him (4)

‘ You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,’ John 5:39 NIV The birth of Jesus divides history into two parts: B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (after Christ). History is—His ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 26th, 2013

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