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Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Trust

Give us today our daily bread

Give Us Today Our Daily Bread – Matthew 6:11

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Ultimately, “give us today our daily bread” comes down to trust. Trust that God will provide for us each day. And acting on that trust.

Jesus said, "My peace I give you."

My Peace I Give You – John 14:27

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The peace Jesus gives restores our broken relationship with God. And confidence that God is watching over us, protecting what is important.

I small hand in a large hand: Look first to the Holy One of Israel

Look First to the Holy One of Israel – Isaiah 31:1

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Put your hope and trust in God, looking to the Holy One of Israel. He will never let you down, even when all else fails.

Jesus is the good shepherd

Jesus Is the Good Shepherd! – Mark 6:39

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Jesus feeds and cares for his sheep, leading us along our life’s journey, and guiding us in the way we should go.

I Will Serve God If . . .

I Will Serve God If . . . – Genesis 28:20-21

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Don't make your service to God conditional on perceived blessings. Trust him regardless of what your circumstances in life are.

Taking reasonable precautions

Taking Reasonable Precautions – Nehemiah 4:9

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Nehemiah teaches us that taking reasonable precautions to protect ourselves does not necessarily reflect a lack of trust in God.

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Ezra 8:22

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Ezra put his money where his mouth was, trusting in God instead of the king’s protection when returning to Jerusalem. And God protected them.

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow – Matthew 6:31-34

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Don't worry about today's needs or what tomorrow might bring. Trust God and live today as faithful members of his kingdom.

Don't Be Attached to the Things of This World

Don’t Be Attached to the Things of This World – 1 Corinthians 7:31

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Do not become attached to the things of this world or put your hope in them. They are all temporary and will not last.

Avoiding the Traps and Snares of the Enemy

Avoiding the Traps and Snares of the Enemy – Psalm 141:8-9

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Only by fixing our eyes on the Lord and carefully following where he leads can we avoid all the traps and snares the enemy sets for us.

In the shadow of your wings

In the Shadow of Your Wings – Psalm 57:1

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You may well experience suffering and physical hurt. But we can have confidence that we can find shelter in the shadow of his wings.

Flourishing in the House of God

Flourishing in the House of God – Psalm 52:8-10

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Trust in the Lord. When you do, no storm of life shake you. And you will flourish in the house of God, being strong and fruitful.

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