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Take Enough Time

  When a king sits in judgment, he weighs all the evidence, distinguishing the bad from the good. Proverbs 20:8 This means stepping back, listening, observing, taking plenty of notes, going home, studying, doing research, praying, and getting advice from wise people. When I’m the person in authority, slowing down and being thorough is my job. It’s not optional. Whether you’re …

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  You will end up where the people you follow are going, not where they say they are going. Phillip  

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  Your life moves in the direction of your strongest thoughts unless you choose which thoughts to follow. Phillip  

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  Feelings are like a little child. You want them in the car, only not in the trunk or the driver’s seat. Unknown  

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  Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say. Andy Stanley  

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A Mother’s Advice to Her Son Who is a King

  O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, do not waste your strength on women, on those who ruin kings. Proverbs 31:2,3 Occasionally, we see a good king who wants advice from godly counselors. However, most kings don’t take advice from anyone, except perhaps their mother. Sometimes my sons accept advice from their mother …

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  Jesus came to us as a slave. We come to each other as slaves, not masters. God will raise up the humble and put down the proud. Phillip

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Instead

  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4: 32 It’s like God says, “Take a chill pill.” Let go of bitterness and strife and all evil that wants to live inside you. Instead, be kind. It works much better. Tenderhearted—let go, life is easier this way. Forgive, …

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  The six best doctors in the world are sunlight, rest, exercise, diet, self-confidence and friends. Steve Jobs

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  If you listen longer than most people are willing to listen, you’ll hear things most people aren’t able to here. Carey Nieuwhof

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His Light, Not Mine

  Psalm 27:1-4 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? One thing I learned from my years of depression is that I’m not a source of light. I might have a little dim light in me, but mostly, I’m full of darkness. The Lord is my light. I’m afraid of the dark. Are you? With …

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  Meek people begin by trusting God. They believe that he will work for them and vindicate them when others oppose them. Biblical meekness is rooted in the deep confidence that God is for you and not against you. John Piper

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  Jesus frees us to worship God in spirit and truth, not perfection, religion, or appearance. That means my worship will sometimes be broken, awkward, and messy. Pastor John Gray

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Why Jesus Came

  Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth Truly He taught us to love one another His law is love and His gospel is peace Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother And in His name all oppression shall cease. (From the hymn O Holy Night) …

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  Pretending to experience a victory we don’t have closes the opportunity for God to help us get that victory. Phillip

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  Many people underestimate their ability to endure suffering and overestimate their ability to overcome temptation. Justin Cook

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  Please keep going, please don’t quit. Your reward is at the end of your trials and your pain. Pastor John Gray

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Pointing the Way

  You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them. Titus 2:15 Jesus said very few people will enter heaven. Only those who do the will of God will be there. Yet he never leaves us in the dark. God raises up men and women who have come through their own dark night, who now look to …

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  In a recent group Bible study we read from Proverbs 21:4 “Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.” Humble people have clear, soft eyes. You can’t easily hide that. Your eyes are the window into your soul. Phillip