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Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
 
I was signing books one day when a young man came forward and told me a story as I autographed his copy. “I put a gun to my chest and was going to kill myself,” he began. “For some reason, I turned on the television, and there you were, talking about suicide. After listening for a while, I knew the Lord was speaking to me, so I laid the gun down and gave my life to Jesus Christ.”
 
I have heard similar stories too many times to count—someone in despair turns on the TV or radio and hears a sermon speaking directly to his or her need. I don’t believe for one second that I’m responsible. Our all-powerful Lord intercedes in people’s lives.
 
Sometimes He does this by leading them to turn on a program that can help. What’s more, only a God who can control all things could change a lost and scared young man into a willing and excited servant—exactly the kind of person standing in front of me that day at the book table.
 
The world talks about accidents, luck, and good fortune, but all of these terms imply that we are victims of circumstance.
 
The truth is, our heavenly Father is sovereign; the entire world is under His full control. Anything that enters our life—whether it is a blessing or a trial—comes because the Lord allows it.
 
When we encounter evil, we often wonder why God doesn’t end it, because we know He can.
 
But He has a purpose, and history has proven He produces good from even the ugliest of human tragedies.
 
 
This devotional was written by

Dr. Charles Stanley
InTouch Ministries
Atlanta, Georgia
 
It is provided courtesy of

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You are invited to have a personal relationship with God, your Creator!

To have a personal relationship with God, you must become a follower of Jesus. There is no other way. This decision must be a personal commitment from the heart. No one else can decide for you. This is the most important decision you will make in this life.  Here are the steps to become a child of God and experience His love and all of His blessings today:

Know that God loves you and desires to have a personal relationship with you.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
and whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
(I John 3:1)

    
Admit that you have sinned against God.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away... there is no one who does good,
not even one. (Romans 3:10-12)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)


    Believe and Receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.
(Acts 16:30-31)
 
But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God. (John
1:12)
  
Pray this prayer of commitment:
     Lord Jesus, I know that you love me. I admit that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.
I choose to believe that You died to forgive me and to follow you.
Right now, I receive you as my Savior and Lord, and ask you to come into my life forever. 
Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me eternal life today.
      Amen
 
Declare your faith and let others know you have decided to follow Jesus
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
  
Trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord is the most important thing you can ever do.
We would like to help you learn more if you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior. 
Send us an email so that we may send you some helpful literature.
This will help you begin your new life in Christ and you will be taking the next step of declaring your faith to others.
Please tell us about your new faith in Jesus today!

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Do You Have NO TIME?

Symptoms:
  Those who are over worked, too busy, or have too much to do today: including dads and moms,
professionals and blue collar, rich and poor, and all others who fit this description.

 The Prescription:
Read one Devotional daily as long as you have NO TIME

Directions for Use:
Use only when you have NO TIME for your daily devotional.

Warning:
Reading this devotional may be helpful to your spiritual growth.
You may develop a thirst for God's Word and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Common side effects are humility, honesty, obedience, joy, and thankfulness.
Some people experience less stress and more peace, which will definitely contribute to their emotional stability.
In some cases, people have become addicted to reading every day.
Do not read for more than seven days straight, unless you experience the symptoms above,
in which case you should consult with God, the Great Physician, immediately.
He will be very pleased to hear from you.
You may have a strong desire to worship Him with praise and glory.
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