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In a Position to Save a Life - #5993
Years ago, God spoke to Moses about His enslaved people and He said, "I have come down to rescue them...I am sending you" (Exodus 3:8, 10). He's saying that to you about the lost people within your reach. It's no accident you are where you are, who you are, doing what you do. God has put you in a position to help save some lives and help some people be in heaven with you. It's the most important thing you have to do; the most important difference you can possibly make with the rest of your life.
When You've Fallen and You Can't Get Up - #5992
At the end, it's your enemy who's covered with shame because you have shaken off his shackles of shame, and you've realized you can't change you but the Lord can. You have refused to stay down. You're defiantly determining to make the devil pay for what he deceived you into doing. You're going to do some serious damage to the kingdom of the one who had tried to do some serious damage to you.
Sharp Edges - #5963
Gentle treatment of people - especially when we're feeling tired, or tense, or frustrated - doesn't necessarily come naturally. God describes it as a "fruit of the Spirit." It's a characteristic Jesus has that He can produce in you through His Holy Spirit who lives in you. But you have to reach the point where, first of all, you're willing to see those sharp edges that you have and repent of them as part of the sinful old you that's all dark and ugly.
Shaking the Snake That Stalks You - #5952
The next time the serpent comes your way, the Bible says, "Resist him." "I know who this is. I'm not falling for this again!" That's how you stand up to him. You claim the victory that Jesus Christ won over Satan when He died on the cross. Take your stand! Go to your Savior and unleash Jesus on that serpent. No compromise. No giving in. No accommodation.
Verbal Vomit - #2546
If people bled physically every time we wounded them verbally, I wonder what kind of a trail some of us would leave? It's time to listen to ourselves; to face the hypocrisy between our spiritual image and our private trash talk; to seek the forgiveness of the people we've hurt; to make our mouth the new frontier for the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Maybe then what comes out of our mouth will not only make us feel better, it will make them feel better too.
The Fire You Think You Can Control - #3521
God has given us warning. This fire you think you can control will get out of control - and you will do more damage than you could ever have imagined. Your protection against the inferno is the commitment of Job 31:1 - "I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully..." It's a choice. The payoff? Beauty instead of charred remains.
Everyday Heroes - #3517
An everyday person becomes a hero when he or she leaves where it's safe to rescue someone who's dying, and you've been positioned by God to do just that. Don't stay on the riverbank. Jump into the water and bring out someone you care about. There's a life at stake - forever.
The Shocking View Through 4-D Glasses - #3456
People Jesus died for so they could be rescued from all this - people who may never know Jesus unless you introduce them to Him. He has positioned you in their life to be their rescuer. Once you see what Jesus sees, you'll rescue the dying, whatever it takes!
Pit Crew Heroes - #3388
You know some people right now who are at a tough time in their race - they're slowing down, they're overheating, they're under heavy pressure, they may not feel they can finish. And the difference is going to be someone who is willing to step up and be their pit crew. Someone like you.
The Race To Save Lives - #3733
Every day they live without Christ, they move one step closer to an eternity without Him. But you're there. And you have the serum. You have nothing more important to do with the rest of your life than to deliver life to those who will die if you don't.