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After dark one evening, Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee, came to speak with Jesus.” (John‬ ‭3‬:‭2‬ NLT)

Network211 is a project that uses Internet evangelism and connects responders with volunteers. In 2010, 1,131,423 people from 230 countries and territories viewed evangelism sites and 81,989 made an evangelism response. Currently, 28,646 continue to interact with Network211 in a discipleship connection!

What makes this group’s accomplishments so amazing is that it’s greatest generating of interest is in Asia and Africa, in the predominantly Muslim nations where Christianity is a crime. While these may not attend a Christian service, they are like modern-day Nicodemuses, coming to Jesus under a protective cover and accepting His extended offer of salvation.

Take time to pray for those that are looking for life but live under a cloud of fear. Ask God to help them find their way to the Christ Life, where a bold love awaits them! Who knows, you might be a Network211 connection to someone near you today! You are loved! Share it!

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Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” (Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Last night, two teams made a little boy’s dream come true. Born with physical challenges, Hunter can’t do everything his classmates can. But last night, at the last game of the season, suited up in full pads, Hunter was the star running back, running for 140 yards, scoring two touchdowns and making his whole town proud!

Sometimes what we do in the Christ Life doesn’t seem all that spiritual, but it does make a difference. Two schools working out the details so that this little man could have a once-in-a-lifetime experience will impact his family forever! But so does providing love, a helping hand, or a generous gift. Nothing done out of genuine love and compassion for the littlest of God’s children is ever a waste!

Hunter’s family will always remember the night that their little boy was the Most Valuable Player of the game. Their gratitude to all involved in Poyen and Glen Rose schools will always linger in their hearts! Imagine God’s heart, then, when we go out of our way to do a random act of kindness for someone every day! Every touch matters! You are loved today! (10/21/14)

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After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.” (Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭4‬:‭31‬ NLT)

In the late ’90s, a teenage Bradley Willman had an online encounter with a pedophile. Willman contacted the police, and the man was arrested. As an adult, he created a Trojan virus that helped him to catch many other pedophiles, including a county judge.

Sometimes it takes an extremely negative situation to give us the boldness to confront a situation. But as the Bible shows us, we can be bold for God at all times by the working of the Holy Spirit. While anger or fear can spur on negative reactions, the Holy Spirit helps us to be bold in the right way and with right motives.

Do you struggle with fear? Are you easily intimidated from sharing your faith? Ask God for boldness. You can become the hero that God will use to help others! You are loved today!

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But when you give to someone in need…give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” (Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭3-4‬ NLT)

Last year, a study in New Scientist revealed that people who engage in online activism for a charity are less likely to give than those who don’t. When asked to sign a given petition of their choice and then donate to the cause, overall giving of the signers was 30 percent lower than non-signers. In other words, signing the petition had made them noticeably stingier.

There are continuous needs around us all our life. Some we have a passion for. But our intention should never be to gain attention to our own image for helping. The ultimate goal should always be to meet needs where the needy are benefitted but God gets the glory.

The main emphasis of this scripture, however, is to be a giver. Be willing to give of your time, talents, and treasures to the projects or people that God lays on your heart. Your reward is in seeing people blessed, and then feeling the warmth of approval from your Heavenly Father! Be a giver this week! You are loved!

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As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.” (Proverbs‬ ‭27‬:‭19‬ NLT)

In the state of Washington rises Mount Ranier– nearly three miles high– the greatest extinct volcano in America, outside of Alaska. It’s majesty is second to none! Not far away is the picturesque Reflection Lake, made famous in photos for capturing the twin beauty of Mt. Rainier. No matter what the conditions are on the mountain, you can see it clearly reflected upon the pristine waters.

Our life and actions serve as our personal Reflection Lake. If we are happy or sad, content or jealous, it is reflected for the world to see, except for the person themselves. We are usually the last to comprehend how our tone and posture telegraphs to others what’s going on inside. While we think we have our personal issues covered, the world sees our true reflection.

As you get your mind ready for church tomorrow, consider gazing into your own Reflection Lake. What do you see? How do you feel? If you notice that things aren’t just quite right, which we all come to, bring it to God. He waits everyday to make your heart free again! You are loved today!

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Joseph, Mary’s fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly.” (Matthew‬ ‭1‬:‭19‬ NLT)

Joe “JoePa” Paterno was the legendary football coach of Penn State. After leading his teams to championships for over 40 years, a good intention cost him his job and blemished his incredible tenure. Following his dismissal as fallout of the Sandusky Sex Scandal, he lamented, “We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation.”

Sometimes the difference between goodwill and God’s will is 1,000 miles. Joseph was a good man, as the Bible tells us. But his good intention was about to become a horrible mistake. God had to visibly show up to keep Joseph from hurting his and Mary’s character and ultimately undermining God’s plan for mankind’s redemption; “Good” became the enemy of “Best”.

Pay attention to God’s leading before making decisions, especially the major ones. Our most intense and prolonged agonies can often be traced back to a simple singular decision. Even when the heart is in the right place, obedience may not be. Live to see your life fulfill God’s plans, not undue them! You are loved today! Have a wonderful & wise weekend!