6.2 Knowledge Of Gifts

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.” 1 Corinthians 12:1 It’s our duty to know and understand that God gives us spiritual gifts to build up His church. “He gave gifts to people. And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,…

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5.9 When God Is Silent

Why do I feel distant from God? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Have you ever heard someone else ask this question? In times in our life we often feel that God is silent. We wonder where he is. We wonder why he’s not saying anything. We wonder why God is so…distant. But what…

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5.8 Protecting Your Relationships

The enemy doesn’t just conflict and confuse our relationships with our family…but all relationships of impact. Maybe your frustration is with your coworkers or your boss. Maybe it’s your neighbors or parents at your kid’s school. Maybe you’re dealing with a situation where you have to deal constantly with an insurance or a doctor’s office…

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5.7 Misdirected

Your family is representative of God’s love and the enemy would like nothing better than breaking that foundation down. Because family is a strong asset to many, the enemy will often attack it. If you find yourself frustrated constantly with your spouse or children or siblings or parents, that frustration may be missed misdirected. Direct…

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5. 6 Mistaken Identity

Do you ever watch an old movie where the protagonist somehow gets amnesia? They can forget short term memories or even large chunks of their life. They forget who they are they forget their past they forget everything important about them. In these situations their identity is completely mistaken. I can’t help but be reminded…

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5. 5 Keeping Focus

“The real enemy isn’t your husband. Or your teenager. Or your brother’s wife. Or your mother-in-law. Or the weather. Or the traffic. Or your sweet tooth. Or whatever powder key of frustration really gets under your skin and sets you off before you can think straight. The real enemy – the capital E Enemy. Well..you…

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5.4 Passionate Prayer

The last post we spoke about how the enemy has 10 strategies against you. Today, we are going to look a little closer at the first strategy, Passion. The enemy attacks your passion for God, for life, and for your purpose. He wants you to give up on these things and to lose steam. If…

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5.3 10 Enemy Strategies To Combat Against

“And if I were your enemy, that’s exactly what I’d want. I’d want to make you devalue the most potent weapons in your arsenal. I’d strategize against you, using carefully calculated methods to disorient and defeat you.” “Fervent” – Priscilla Shirer (Opening) In our first series, Shirer reminded us of the 10 Top Strategies The…

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Learning To Pray Strategically

“I don’t know how to pray.” “I pray and nothing happens.” “I don’t know where to start.” These are things we often hear. These are things I have said myself. Even being a lifelong Christian, I didn’t understand HOW to pray strategically. Once I learned, this has made all the difference. The movie War Room…

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5.2 4 Things We Forget

Shirer reminds us of 4 Things We Forget. WE FORGET who the real enemy is WE FORGET the one whom your hope lies WE FORGET what our real needs and dependencies are WE FORGET the record of how God responds For this reason, we must have a strategic plan to NOT forget these four things…

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LJLS Journal Prompts

LJLS Journal Reflect & Respond: Think of some specific recent situations when you prayed.  Think about those prayers and answer the question: “Are my prayers reactive or proactive?”  What can you do going forward to make your prayers less reactive and more preventative?

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