Category Archives: thoughts by Phil Ware

Be Strong

“Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 Thought Never alone! What a promise. God will go … Continue reading

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Trust in the Lord

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” — Proverbs 29:25 Thought Jesus told us not to fear other human opponents (Luke 12:4-5). When we try to please others, when … Continue reading

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I Have Set the Lord Before Me

There are many things that can trouble our lives, but none that can shake us loose from the grip of God’s grace if our hearts remain close to Jesus as our Lord Continue reading

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My Refuge

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”  Psalm 119:114 Thought Where can we go to remain secure from the onslaught of bad ideas, evil influences, and false hopes? We can go to … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

“God has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 Continue reading

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Delight Yourself

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 Thoughts on today’s verse Rather than seeing this as a way to get our wish list granted, let’s see it for what it … Continue reading

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Joyful in Hope

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12: 12 Thoughts on today’s verse Sometimes the key to survival is simply “setting our jaw” and going on faithfully trusting that God is there helping us, despite the … Continue reading

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I Am With You

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will … Continue reading

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Imitators of God

Abba Father, I will never fully understand how you could love me so much that you would allow your son to die for me as my sacrifice. Please help me love others sacrificially. I know the power to do this is not within me, so please pour your love into my heart so that I may share that love with others. Through Jesus, my brother and my sacrifice, I pray. Amen. Continue reading

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I Trust in You

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. “ Ephesians 1:18 Continue reading

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A New Covenant

A new covenant — God willingly entered into a new agreement with us, his creatures, sealed it with the blood of his Son Jesus, and sent the Spirit to give us the power to live the life of this new covenant. God has made a covenant of love and grace with us. Continue reading

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Rely on God’s Love

Father in heaven, I rely on your love. I cannot imagine my life without it; I would be completely lost. Thank you for loving me. In Jesus’ name I thank you. Amen. Continue reading

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The Way I Take

“He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.” Job 23:10-11 Thoughts on today’s verse: … Continue reading

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In God I Trust

“In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. what can mortal man do to me? “ Psalm 56:4 God holds us in his grasp. Continue reading

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God’s Ways

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 Continue reading

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