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Fasting

But thou, when thou fastest ... fast ... unto thy Father which is in secret ... —Matthew 6:17-18, KJV

God Is on Your Side

If the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us ... they would have swallowed us alive. ... Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their teeth. —Psalm 124:2-3, 6

Spiritual Warfare

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers ... against spiritual wickedness in high places. —Ephesians 6:12, KJV

Speaking Out of Fear

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. —Philippians 4:6

God Comes in a New Way

When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. —1 Kings 19:13

Lifestyle Worship

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. —Ephesians 4:1

Abandon Self-Preservation

By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. —John 5:30

Consolation When Things Don't Go Well

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines ... yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. —Habakkuk 3:17-18

Overcoming Self-Pity

Those I love have turned against me. ... I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth. Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me. —Job 19:19-21

Pain That Produces Humility

I know, O Lord, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me. —Psalm 119:75

Release the Spirit

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. —John 7:38

Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

He replied, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too." —1 Kings 19:10

Living Worship

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. —Philippians 3:3, KJV

Why Do We Worship?

So that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. —Romans 15:6

What Is Worship?

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. —John 4:24

Called to Disciplined Prayer

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. —Acts 3:1

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