Keys for Successful Living

Blessing is the Favor of Life

Favor means to be treated with special consideration, honor, and respect. The word blessing means, happy, fortunate, and to be envied. It also means the invoking of Divine favor.  Blessing is described as approval, a God-given gift, grace, success, and prosperity. There is no greater favor than […]

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Bitterness is the Waste of Life

Bitterness does not develop overnight.  It begins with a little weed seed of dislike and progresses through a series of stages over a period of time.  If it isn’t uprooted with forgiveness it will continue to grow into resentment.  Resentment will become hatred and hatred turns into […]

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The Bible is the Law of Life

Most dictionaries define a law as a rule of conduct or action that is established and enforced by a governing authority.  Civil laws are ratified to protect life.  God’s laws are no different.  They were given for our protection with built-in conditional benefits that show us our […]

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Belief is the Validation of Life

Two of the basic spiritual and emotional needs in life are to believe in something and to have someone believe in you.  When you believe in God, believe in yourself, and in others, you will experience contentment that cannot come from any other source. God doesn’t even […]

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Balance is the Equilibrium of Life

Have you ever known people who live life on the edge?  They just can’t seem to maintain their equilibrium.  Balanced living and stability go hand in hand.  Balance is having the same amount of weight on each end of the scale or teeter-totter to prevent it from […]

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Backsliding is the Regression of Life

Backsliding is not one official decision.  It is a regressive series of compromising decisions based on feelings of frustration, anger, fear, unbelief, doubt, and self-centeredness.  Temptations are “set-ups” designed by satan to destroy you.  He hates your gifts and desires to disqualify and destroy them.  I believe […]

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Arrogance is the Vanity of Life

Most of us dislike associating with people who are arrogant.  An arrogant person is described as being vain, prideful, conceited, and boastful.  The dichotomy is that arrogance appears to be over-confident, when in reality it is the opposite.  If you could look behind the veneer of arrogance […]

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Angels are the Guardians of Life

If you check the ratings in the film industry of contemporary movies and TV sitcoms that portray the supernatural, you will discover that our world is fascinated with the angelic realm.  Although much of it is absurd and fictitious, angels are real. When I was in the […]

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Ambition is the Quest of Life

Obviously, the root of the word question is the word quest.  I believe all of us are on a quest for knowledge and answers.  The more ambitious we are, the more we are willing to risk asking questions that can only be answered if we are intellectually […]

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Affirmation is the Approval of Life

I believe we were all created with a certain need for strokes, praise, and affirmation.  It may come in many forms.  For example, it may be given through a hug, a smile, a wink, a pat on the back, a compliment, or a financial raise. Approval is […]

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