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breakthrough in battle

Do you ever feel like some problems just won’t budge?  You can’t seem to win your spiritual battle, no matter how much you pray and pray and pray?  Perhaps you need a breakthrough.

Breakthrough was first used as a military term to signify an offensive thrust past the defensive lines of warfare. The word entered the realm of common speech during the technological age, often used to describe a sudden discovery or invention.  Breakthroughs usually occur only after repeated failures.

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The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving… (James 3:17 NIV)

Wise! Do you want to be wise? King Solomon did and God blessed him mightily.  If we lack wisdom, we should ask God.  It’s a prayer He loves to answer.  But James warns us about the dangers of what he calls “earthly wisdom.”  He contrasts it with heavenly wisdom in two short, power-packed sentences. Continue reading


Who is wise…? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. (James 3:13)

Humility! The virtue that gets lost in the speed of fast-track living. From the Greek word, prautes, humility is “gentleness, not born in weakness, but in power.”  I’ve heard it referred to as”bridled power.”  James tells us a little secret.  True humility only comes from wisdom. But here’s the catch.  Only heavenly wisdom produces humility.  Counterfeit, or earthly, wisdom is simply a veneer over secret pride. Continue reading