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Let’s talk about self-care. It can be a difficult subject, but I think it’s important to approach from a spiritual perspective – because how can we expect to do our best for God if we’re not taking care of ourselves? How can we give to others if we’re running on empty? We find an example of this in Exodus 18. God used Moses to deliver the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. Moses becomes the leader over millions of people, and he proves himself to be a willing leader. But he’s exhausted. “When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that Moses was…

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8 NKJV) What is Favor? Favor is defined as an act of kindness, support, or an approval that is granted beyond what is expected or even deserved. God granted to us the most precious gift we could ever receive – the gift of salvation. The Favor of God Will Save You. “Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1 NKJV). John: 3:16 and 1 John 3:16 tell us that God…

We all have them.  Some more than others.  James tells us to count them all joy (1:2), but it’s easier said than done. The book of Job offers wisdom for trusting God in times of distress.  When Job emerged from his test of faith, he told God, “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes” (Job 42:5 NLT).  Job’s trouble transformed his knowledge of God from “crumbs of rumors” (42:5 MSG) to feasts of faith.  Here are three reminders to help us grow spiritually during trial seasons: 1. God’s plan is…