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February 12—Goals The word today is goals. “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:13-14). “We must work the works of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man...

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February 3—Authenticity The word for today is authenticity. “How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep me from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer”(Ps. 19:12-14 NLT). “Hi...

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January 24—Gifts The word for today is gifts. “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. … But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. … But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired” (1 Cor. 12:7, 11, 18). “For just as we have many members in ...

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January 18—A Pearl for Today “But holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience” (1 Tim. 3:9). “… seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron” (1 Tim. 4:2). SEARED OR CLEAR CONSCIENCE Don and I have five children. They are all grown, married, and on their own now. When they were young, I could have used a referee shirt and whistle on some days! Sometimes I wou...

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