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In the FAITH category you will find articles that speak to your walk with God and deepen your relationship with Jesus. The three topics include: SPIRITUAL FORMATION, PRAYER and FREEDOM. Single Matters wants to help you create an atmosphere for God to enter in and dwell with you through Biblical teaching, encouragement in prayer and devotionals. You’ll find opportunities to talk with God about the deep things going on in your heart, soul and mind.

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When The Journey To Your Dream Is Taking Too Long

I hope you have a dream. I hope there is somewhere amazing you long to be or some important thing you wish to accomplish. We need that in this life. Dreaming is good for soul and spirit. I believe God gives us all dreams. These dreams, promises, visions are often long in coming. Sometimes we find ourselves trudging through the …

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How To Bring Order To The Chaos In Your Life

We experience so much chaos in our lives on a daily basis that we get used to it — and think it’s normal. Each of us deals with inner struggles, confusion, overwhelming responsibilities, unmet expectations, unclear communication. And we all have to navigate outward struggles too — from difficult relationships and poor leadership down to clutter and general lack of …

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When You Think God’s Promises Are For Everyone But You

It’s funny the baggage we carry through life while leaving other good things behind. The bad stuff really is easier to believe (thanks, Pretty Woman). As Christians, we want to believe that God’s grace is enough to cover everything we’ve done and everything that’s been done to us. We strive to lay it down and let Him take it over. …

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Following Jesus’ Example Of Humility

Humility has been on my mind since Christmas. It’s not usually a topic I think about, but I felt like it was highlighted during the holiday. Usually during Christmas I think about the joy around Jesus’ birth or the thankfulness we have for the gift of His birth, but this year Jesus wanted to show me something about humility. Jesus …

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How God Sees You

Congratulations. You made it through the first few months of the year. With all the negativity and heightened emotions, it’s nothing short of a miracle that we’re all still here in one piece. Take a deep breath. We’re going to make it. As a way of offering a breath of fresh air, I want to take the next few moments …

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Finding And Keeping Your Joy

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart … Where? Down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart to stay! OK, who remembers that song from Sunday school? Some of those oldies were quite annoying, but the value found in them sticks with me even today. You feel me? In fact, I was thinking about that …

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Do You Listen With Your Mouth?

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak … –James 1:19 Have you ever tried to give a friend or relative some friendly advice or godly counsel, yet as you talk with him, his ears are closed and his motor-mouth is running? He may be struggling with a challenging problem or depressing situation, so he approaches you for your …

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Is Jealousy Keeping You From Your Destiny?

As believers in Jesus, we know jealousy is a sin. Yet I don’t hear many people talking about it. I have been on the receiving end of someone’s jealous plots many times. It has broken my heart, destroyed friendships and created a web of distraction that has delayed my work for the kingdom of God. In high school I was …

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When We Live Under Labels Instead Of Our True Identity

If someone asked you to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Last month I wrote about the radical love Hosea had, first for God, and then for his adulterous wife. (You can read it here.) Today I want to address Hosea’s children. In Hosea 1:2 (TLB), God told him to take a prostitute to be his wife, …

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Waiting On God: Be Sent And Don’t Just Go

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to …

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