Duke’s Snippets

Peace

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 23, 2019

What an elusive thing. Everybody wants it, but few understand or want to do what it takes to receive it. Peace is more than rest. It is subjecting everything to the will of God. It is allowing the Holy Spirit to strain every self-flesh thing out of us. It relinquishes its grip on the things of this world. Peace is always on the move. From one side of our character to the other, exposing that which corrupts the soul. Peace is an infusion of God’s grace to do what increases life in spite of a trial. Peace is the container […]

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Success is…

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 26, 2019

Success is taking every thought that is generated from past hurt captive and purifying it with the mercy-giving blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Success is realizing that being alone with God isn’t so lonely. Success is receiving life’s circumstances as a personal challenge from the Lord, to utterly rely on Him regardless of the situation. Success is running first to the Lord Jesus with my cries for help, instead of to a friend who could never stand as God’s proxy. Success is carrying on a conversation with my spouse that is noise-free of past mistakes or personal justification. Success […]

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Enduring 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 26, 2019

Enduring is not a skill we readily run to for it pushes us out of our familiar zone. Yet, enduring is a necessary ingredient for the completion of our faith. It is the act of taking a holy promise and hanging on to it until it is fully baked. Enduring lasts longer than the challenge; it has a fight-to-the-death mentality. Enduring is measured by the value of its fulfillment, not the time and energy it takes to see it through. Enduring is fueled by its vision. If the source of enduring is mere human, it can only do what great […]

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Have a… Reconciled New Year

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 10, 2019

Have a… Reconciled New Year Fruitful New Year Happy You Year Exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us New Year! Obedient to the will of God New Year Sabbath rest New Year Uncompromised New Year Crucified with Christ New Year Adopted by the Father New Year More than conquerors New Year Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God New Year […]

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The In-Between 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • December 20, 2018

This is the distance from here to there. It can be a path from where you are to where you want to be. The in-between usually has a feel of an incomplete state. It can be a rough spot or an unfulfilled promise. It can be the temporal state of darkness or confusion. The in-between can be that lonely space where the vacuum of loss tries to steal your spirit. It can be where sorrow and pain seem unending. It can be a place of poverty and lack. It can be in the emptiness of not feeling loved or an […]

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How Badly Do You Want To Know The Truth?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 27, 2018

Are you willing to set aside all your filters and allow something new or foreign to come in? Are you willing to empty yourself of that which merely occupies in order to receive that which fully satisfies? Are you willing to get up on the Cross and stay there until all the impurities and toxins are burned away? Do you desire to know what God knows and follow His time-released path — one step at a time? Are you willing to forsake all others in order to achieve a great Prize? Do you trust Him to take care of all […]

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Learning is the Answer to Coping

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 23, 2018

Learning is the answer to Coping. Coping has a place in life, but a very temporary one. It’s when the unexpected rains down on you and you fall into a tailspin. What’s important changes; ambiguity and confusion run high; and all the usual props in life no longer work. Coping is groping for the next breath of air. It’s so personal that no one could understand why you think or react the way you do, because they are not in the same place. It’s where all your strengths and weaknesses are made manifest. Coping gets by; Learning grows by. Coping […]

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The Blessings of Giving

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 25, 2018

Giving is one of the best rewards you can give yourself. It is the prerequisite for experiencing the fullness of living. We are creatures designed for giving. Giving is a personal template from God. “For God so loved the world He gave…” It is taking what you have and offering it to another so that they may gain.  Giving grows in its value depending on the price paid to give it. It adds life to another. It is the wellspring that blesses both the giver and the receiver. It has untold worth that ripples through the lives of those touched […]

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Living

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 27, 2018

This is more than just mere existence. It is taking what you have and learning how to make the most of it. It is breathing in what is around you and appreciating every minute of it. Living is seeing its Author and knowing all things work together for good to them who love Him. Living is having both ups and downs and knowing each are two sides of the same coin. Each has their purpose in developing character. Living can take what the world calls dirt and turn it into the potting soil of faith for greater things. It is […]

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Peace

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 1, 2018

What an elusive thing. Everybody wants it, but few understand or want to do what it takes to receive it. Peace is more than rest. It is subjecting everything to the will of God. It is allowing the Holy Spirit to strain every self-flesh thing out of us. It relinquishes its grip on the things of this world. Peace is always on the move. From one side of our character to the other, exposing that which corrupts the soul. Peace is an infusion of God’s grace to do what increases life in spite of a trial. Peace is the container […]

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