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Four questions you ought to ask yourself


 I like sharing my notes from sermons that speak to my spirit. Pastor Ed Young, Winning Walk, always preaches without sugarcoating God’s word. 

God's word provides answers when we check it. We should all ask these questions anytime we need to make a decision.

Is this beneficial?
Is this addictive?
1 Corinthians 6:12 TLB
I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no,[a] but some of these things aren’t good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I’ll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can’t easily stop when I want to.

Does it hurt others?
1 Corinthians 8:13 NCV
So if the food I eat causes them to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again so that I will not cause any of them to sin.

Does it give glory to God?
1 Corinthians 10:31 NCV
The answer is, if you eat or drink, or if you do anything, do it all for the glory of God.


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Comfort

Psalm 119:76 Comfort me with your love, as you promised me, your servant.
Job 4:4 Your words have comforted those who fell, and you have strengthened those who could not stand.
Strength

Psalm 18:1 I love you, LORD. You give me strength.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Psalm 118:14 The Lord gives me strength and a song. He has saved me.
Isaiah 40:29 The LORD gives strength to those who are weary.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your shelter, and his everlasting arms support you.
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Resources for citizen activists in Houston

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I confess that before the 2016 presidential election, I wasn’t interested or concerned about participating in government or politics.  
That changed on Nov. 8, 2016.  
It’s now painfully clear how important it is to know what our elected politicians are doing on local, state and national levels. It’s time to shake ourselves out of complacency. We must be involved in directing our basic American rights, our policing, our healthcare, our financial lives and more. Our families depend on us.
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Consider running for office or supporting someone you think has the gifts to be a politician. Our families are in crisis, our healthcare is in crisis, immigrant families are in danger and law enforcement may not be serving the interests of people of color   We need people who serve the interests of the majority of our communities
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