Trusting God's Timing

Standing in Faith While You Wait

Author: Steven Stoffelsen

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 1486614019

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Many times Christians excitedly receive a promise or vision from God. From that moment forward, they want to tell the whole world what God is going to do in and through them. It’s so exciting to have a promise from God. The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). But when God gives us a promise or vision, it takes time to see it fulfilled. Rarely is the vision for tomorrow or even the next year. It’s for a certain time set by God. He shows it to you early, but He still wants to prepare you for the journey ahead. Many Christians get discouraged during this process and walk away from God. But so many people in the Bible—like Abraham, Joseph, and David—had to go through years of preparation before they saw their visions fulfilled. They waited a long time, probably longer than most of us. Be encouraged and don’t let a thing called time destroy you before you even start. God is for you, and what He’s promised He will bring to pass.

God Will Use This for Good

Surviving the Mess of Life

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849965357

Category: Religion

Page: 51

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When we feel that life is out of control, He is in control. When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado points to the only real answer to tragedy and crisis: Prayer. In For the Tough Times, Lucado helps us understand how to pray despite our doubt and fear.

Let God Be God

Give Control to the Only One Who Can Set You Free

Author: Matthew David Brough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994781345

Category:

Page: N.A

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More and more we are told to pursue the life we want, but what about the life God wants you to live? When our desires and God's will don't match up, we often choose to move God from the center of our life to just being an "important part" of it. This book will challenge you to think differently about what it means to have faith. It asks you to set yourself aside, make God your true focus, and trust God to truly be God in your life. The proceeds from this book are being donated to support the Healing and Reconciliation work being done with First Nations People through The Kenora Fellowship Centre (Anamiewigummig) and Winnipeg Inner City Missions (Anishanabe).

Keep Calm and Trust God

Author: Of Faith Words

Publisher: Word & Spirit Resources, LLC

ISBN: 9781939570536

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Follows in the footsteps of the best seller Keep Calm and Trust God and includes even more encouragement in love, hope, peace, joy, courage and faith; Includes prayers, short narratives, scripture, poems and encouraging short stories.

How God Sees Your Struggles

Encouraging Yourself, Finding Strength and Developing a Spiritual Perspective

Author: Lynn R. Davis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533368799

Category:

Page: 128

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This work is filled with Good News. It will motivate you to see thingsin a new way. The chapters are short and sweet as is the book. If thatsounds like your kind of reading, dive in. Inspiration and encouragement await you. He wants you to know without a doubt that He is real. You can't physically see Him but He is always there. Like the wind, wecan't see it, but we know it's there. Whether cool, gentle, breezesswirl through the leaves or hurricane force winds lift buildingsfoundations. The wind makes its presence known. Likewise we may not seeGod, but we do see evidence. Sometimes the subtle feeling of peace in alife storm but at other times undeniable through miraculous survivals, healing, and restorations. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD." Isaiah 55:8

God Where Is My Boaz

A woman's guide to understanding what's hindering her from receiving the love and man she deserves.

Author: Stephan Labossiere

Publisher: Highly Favored Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 61

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Are You Ready To Receive The Love You Truly Deserve? You are a great woman, and it's time to get the love and relationship GOD has had waiting for you all along. “GOD Where’s My Boaz” is a woman’s guide to understanding what is hindering her from receiving the love and relationship she truly deserves. A straight forward and easy to read book that will help you: • Recognize and overcome the obstacles in love & relationships • Take steps towards truly becoming the blessing you hope to receive • Feel empowered, encouraged, and focused on progress These aren’t tips and tricks on how to get a man. This book will assist you in taking a deeper look within which will help you prepare and position yourself for the love and man that is truly best for you.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy

Author: Luminita D. Saviuc

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698182731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Based on a phenomenally popular blog post, a simple and counterintuitive approach to finding true joy When PurposeFairy.com founder Luminita Saviuc posted a list of things to let go in order to be happy, she had no idea that it would go viral, shared more than 1.2 million times and counting. Based on that inspiring post, this heartfelt book gives readers permission to give up--that is, to let go of the bad habits that are holding them back from achieving authentic happiness and living their best lives. Lessons include: · Give Up the Past · Give Up Your Limiting Beliefs · Give Up Blaming Others · Give Up the Need to Always Be Right · Give Up Labels · Give Up Attachment Simple yet wise, and informed by the author's own inspiring personal journey, this liberating little book presents a fresh twist on happiness advice: take a step back to reflect, and give yourself permission to let things go. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jesus and Coffee

30 Morning Devotionals to Kick Start Your Day

Author: Tony L Warrick

Publisher: Pronoun

ISBN: 1537828789

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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Did you know the first 60 minutes of your day is crucial? You don’t have to have days with zero productivity, zero undertakings, and zero victories. You can carve out the life you want by starting your day with Jesus and Coffee. Life can become chaotic and demanding at times, but did you know that one simple thought can focus and align your heart for the rest of the day? One simple thought can empower you to have unstoppable faith and shape your life for greatness. Author and educator Tony Warrick presents 30 inspiring Christian devotionals that will encourage you and help you overcome unwanted thoughts. This book will speak to your heart, help you pursue your dreams, create change, and bring the unconditional love and hope of Jesus to a messy and challenging day. In these pages you’ll discover... -Powerful scriptures to meditate on -Short devotionals which offers reassurance, wisdom, and the motivation -Prayers to KICK-START a conversation with God Even if, like Tony, you have experienced seasons of defeat and discouragement, you can start living your best life now, one day at a time, with Jesus’ relentless love and a cup of coffee.

How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

Author: A. W. Tozer

Publisher: CrossReach Publications via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 63

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The following pages represent the gist of a series of sermons given on successive Sunday evenings to the congregation of the church of which I am pastor. The talks were taken down stenographically and later reduced to their present length. A fifth message which was a part of the series has been omitted here. The fact that these were originally spoken messages accounts for their racy style and for the personal references which occur in them occasionally. Had I been writing the messages I should have exercised greater care in the composition. The subject is, however, so vitally important that I feel sure the reader will pardon the offhand style of the language. The truth is always good even when the vehicle in which it rides is homely and plain. This book is made available to the Christian public with the prayer that it may help to lead many thirsty believers to the fountain of living waters. — A.W.T.

Don't Quit in the Pit

Power to Turn Any Situation Around!

Author: Danette Joy Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603741842

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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The author shares her personal story of how she overcame poverty, rejection, and betrayal and offers advice on learning to trust God in order to meet similar challenges.

Just Such a Time: Reconnecting with Your God-Given Purpose When Life Gets in the Way

Author: Lindsay Bruce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908393753

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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"Lindsay illustrates, through her own experiences, how God can use us, and has a purpose for us, just where we are, whatever we are going through, and however difficult our circumstances." - FIONA CASTLE "With courageous honesty, classic storytelling and clear theology Lindsay shares the barriers, the bruises and the breakthroughs on the road to finding and fulfilling God's purpose for her life." TIM ROBERTSON, Compassion UK "Have you ever wondered if you have missed God's Plan A for your life? If so, this book is for you. Lindsay's unique insights, written with humour and honesty, will help you get perspective ... Just Such A Time will challenge and encourage you that, even in the seemingly darkest and quietest times, God is still in control." JON COOK, Hillsong UK Newcastle, Campus Pastor Plans. Good plans. Of this, the Bible tells us, we can be sure. But what if the things we imagined are thwarted by sickness, bereavement or unforeseen circumstances? What then? When serious health issues forced Lindsay out of work and ministry, she found herself questioning what she believed about purpose amidst pain. She was convinced the "polished" Lindsay was the one God would use. Then, like the Psalm says, He made her lie down. A revelation came one day while reading Esther's story. Rather than seeing a girl at her destiny's end, she saw a girl, in the place God had positioned her, obediently speaking the words needed to bring freedom. If Esther was born for "just such a time," then maybe we are too? What if today, equipped by the Holy Spirit, this is your "just such a time"? Would it change your outlook on life? Would it reignite your purpose? Would it fan into flame the gifts laid to one side? Believe again... for Just Such a Time. About the Author Lindsay Bruce is a storyteller! A former tabloid journalist, she writes, speaks and lives to tell people about Jesus. A leader in her church, her heart is to see everyday people own their own stories, good and bad, to advance the Kingdom.

Your Best Life Now

7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

Author: Joel Osteen

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 1455588431

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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10th Anniversary Edition: Updated with New Chapter & Foreword Pastor Joel Osteen asks everyone to examine what he or she really believes. Why is this important? Because we will become what we believe. Our beliefs will prove either a barrier or vehicle as we strive to go higher, rise above our obstacles, and to live in health, abundance, and victory. In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW Osteen says, "I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I'm believing about myself right now. God sees us as more than conquerors, able to fulfill our destiny. We need to see ourselves through the eyes of our Creator." He says that our self-image should mirror exactly what God says about us, not what we feel or think. And he encourages readers to be people of faith, for if you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

The Stress Cure

Praying Your Way to Personal Peace

Author: Linda Evans Shepherd

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441245200

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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We live in a world filled to the brim with advice, and when it comes to dealing with stress, there's plenty of advice to go around. Sleep more, eat better, avoid this, seek out that. But more advice on coping is not necessarily what the stressed and anxious person needs. What we need is a cure. Linda Evans Shepherd has discovered it. The true remedy to stress, she says, is prayer. In this inspiring book, Shepherd shows readers how to recognize God's continual presence and yield their troubles to the Prince of Peace. Through captivating stories, explorations of fascinating biblical characters, and examples of deeper-than-ever prayers, she brings within readers' grasp the peace that passes understanding. Anyone who is overwhelmed by all of the urgent demands on their time will find in this book a lifeline to true peace.

Power of Letting Go

Break Free from the Past and Future and Learn to Let God Take Control.

Author: J. Martin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533086457

Category:

Page: 42

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We all tend to hold onto things that have happened in the past. It can feel like we are pulling a cart behind us with all our troubles and worries, it slows us down, we can become tired, depressed, even jealous, as life seems so easy for others. All we need to do is LET GO of the cart, and we will feel lighter and free, but often we have held onto it so long that it has become part of us. Many of the people we know are also carrying carts so that it can seem normal. We talk about how heavy are cart is with anyone that will listen, at no point do we realize that we can set down that heavy cart that is keeping us from Gods love. We need to learn to Let go. In this book, I will share with you stories of people that struggled with letting go and what happened when they did. God is only in the present moment; he is not in the past or future. The moment that we let go of the past God will turn the page to the next chapter of our life, which will be much better than the last. It will take courage and faith, but I invite you to take this journey with me. By the end of the book, God will shine a light into your life that will illuminate you to... THE POWER OF LETTING GO.

Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143355352X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Does it take a miracle to read the Bible? God wrote a book, and its pages are full of his glory. But we cannot see his beauty on our own, with mere human eyes. In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, John Piper aims to show us how God works through his written Word when we pursue the natural act of reading the Bible, so that we experience his sightgiving power—a power that extends beyond the words on the page. Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something miraculous happens: we are given eyes to behold the glory of the living God.

Dusty Crowns

Eliminating the Distractions and Becoming the Woman God Called You to Be

Author: Heather Lindsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991291380

Category: Christian women

Page: 119

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Have you ever felt like you are completely inadequate and regardless of what you do-you still don't feel good enough? Well, Heather Lindsey felt the same way for years and she would try to earn God's love and affirmation. After searching to fill her "God voids" in things, she learned what it meant to be the crown of her spiritual husband, God. Instead of chasing after unhealthy relationships, money and things, she sought a relationship with Jesus and He dusted her past off and made all things new. This book is a reminder that regardless of how far you have gotten away from God, He is still right there, ready to dust you off and make you whole. In this book, you will: Learn what it means to be the crown of Jesus Christ and the crown of your physical husband, from the inside out. Learn to protect your heart, mind and life from distractions. Learn to enjoy the current season of your life and develop into the woman God called you to be. Learn to refuse to settle for anything or anyone less than God's best for your life. See yourself how God sees you-valued, beautiful and special in His eyes. Take advantage of the tests and trails and develop in patience Join Heather Lindsey on a heart-to-heart journey to becoming who God called you to be from the inside out. Dusty Crowns challenges women, whether single or married to be beautiful from the inside out and to accomplish the will of God for their life.

Jesus Calling

Enjoying Peace in His Presence

Author: Sarah Young

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400320119

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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In this new and beautiful edition designed specifically for women, missionary Sarah Young brings uniquely inspired devotions for every day of the year. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. These devotions are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah's fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure. This new edition, created in a lovely package for women, will help more readers discover the incredible peace found in the presence of Jesus.

Recovering Spirituality

Achieving Emotional Sobriety in Your Spiritual Practice

Author: Ingrid Mathieu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616492007

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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Guides those in recovery in developing the awareness and skills to deal with life's issues by practicing authentic spirituality and emotional sobriety. Spirituality is a critical aspect of the Twelve Steps and other recovery programs. Yet, for those of us disposed to addiction, it can be easy to get so caught up in the idea of our Higher Power and the abundant joys of a spiritual life that we experience "spiritual bypass"--the use of spirituality to avoid dealing with ourselves, our emotions, and our unfinished business.In Recovering Spirituality, researcher and clinical psychologist Ingrid Mathieu uses personal stories and practical advice to teach us how to grow up emotionally and take responsibility for ourselves. Without turning away from the true benefits of an active spiritual program, she shows us how to work through life's challenges and periods of pain while evolving and maintaining an authentic relationship with our Higher Power.