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“And this whole assembly will know that it is not by sword or by spear that the LORD saves, for the battle is the LORD’s. He will hand you over to us.” (I Samuel 17:47, Christian Standard Bible) A favorite Bible story from childhood tells of the shepherd boy David slaying Goliath, the formidable Philistine giant. The account, found in I Samuel 17, is filled with everything that make a story exciting: (1) a bad guy (super big and mean), (2) a good guy (likable but greatly outweighed), and (3) a problem (bad guy and his buddies trying to push the…

In him (Jesus) we live, and move, and have our being. Acts 17:28 In every area of life, God needs to be our source—we need Him to survive. A fish has life in the water—the water is its source of life. However, if you take the fish out of water, it will die. Similarly, when we are disconnected from the source of our spiritual life, we will begin to feel weighted down, weak, and discouraged to the point of giving up. If you can relate, take sometime to get reconnected in God’s presence today. When we are connected to the source…

“And Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50 Desperation. Anguish. Shame. Have you ever felt one of these? Perhaps you have experienced all three like I have. You see, I wasn’t raised in this Apostolic truth. Sure, I was made to go to Sunday School from time to time with my Grandparents, but it wasn’t consistent and it wasn’t because I wanted to. I eventually strayed from what I knew to be right and took my own path, one that would lead to depression, self-harm and misery. I felt worthless and completely…