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“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1 We are all human and we make mistakes, at times we will sin and do things that are contrary to God’s plan for our lives. Condemnation comes from the enemy. He would like to convince us that we have utterly failed and that there is no chance of being reconciled with the Lord. What an awful feeling that is to think that we are forever separated from God. It seems that when we try to…

“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.”  (Daniel 1:12 in the New King James Version of the Holy Bible) The book of Daniel is an intriguing story of a young man who lived for God in captivity.  The Babylonians tried everything they could to change him and even changed his name but he remained loyal to his God! Daniel knew what he was going to do before the king signed the decree.  He had purposed in his heart that he wasn’t going to eat the king’s meat.  He…

Friends, don’t complain about each other. A far greater complaint could be lodged against you, you know. The Judge is standing just around the corner. (James 5:9, The Message) I love The Message version of this scripture. I know from experience that we can be so hard on people, especially on the ones we love the most. God is so merciful and forgives us for doing this time and time again. We are far from perfect vessels and yet God chooses to use us every day. Let us try our best to be good examples to both non-Christians and to…