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"The God of heaven will set up a kingdom"

In Daniel 2:31-45 the prophet talks about the king's dream, the statue of gold, silver, bronze, iron and clay as the different kingdoms which were and were to come.

And then he mentions a rock that struck the statute, which are all the different kingdoms and crushed them to powder which the wind swept away. That Rock became "a huge mountain and filled the whole earth".

Daniel 2:44-45a says,

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Perfection, imperfection, and hope

Psalms 119:96, "To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless."

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What is good, and what is better for Christian singles?

I have met many frustrated, miserable, confused and disappointed Christian singles, including me, in my many years as a Christian. And many times because of bad or not very helpful advice from our Christian friends and leaders.

So let's seek God's wisdom from the Bible on the issue of singleness and marriage. The Apostle Paul says this to the confused believers in Corinth.

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Our "heads held high"

Leviticus 26:11-13 says,
"I will put my dwelling place [tabernacle or presence] among you, and I will not abhor you [because of your sin]. I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high."

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"The renewal of your mind"

There are scripts that play at the back of our minds and they talk lies to us.

These scripts make us self-absorbed and preoccupy us with ourselves. They make us unhappy and miserable and empty. You know what I'm talking about.

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Anxieties, humility, God, and Satan

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world." (1 Peter 5:6-9)

Humility is not something the world likes or promotes. But a humble person in God's eyes is a picture of a true devotion to God.

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Freedom in Christ

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)

Christ has already set us free from our need to measure up to God's, ours, or other people's standard of good or righteousness.

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Where do we find our worth?

It is not in people or in things, but only in God that I and you, can find worth, significance and importance. Everyone and everything will fail, but God never will.

Here's a question for you and I, 'Where, or in whom or in what do I validate my life in?'

Here's a test to help us where we're at with God: If I live by finding my value in people, things, careers, money and etc., anxiety and worry will dominate my mind. But if I live by trusting in God, finding my worth in him, peace and joy and courage will dominate my mind.

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"The prayers of many"

"You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many." (2 Corinthians 1:11)

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"Fix your thoughts on Jesus" Part 2

Hebrews 3:1 says, “Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.”

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