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Excessive reasoning is contrary to faith. God is a Spirit, and He is unseen, so to speak. Consequently, faith is required in order for one to believe in God. Excessive reasoning convinces us that we have to see something or someone in order for them to exist. It’s reasonable to reason. That’s because we are fleshly, and we depend on our five senses and our ability to think logically and assess situations to make many of our decisions.  However, being too logical with our thoughts will prevent us from achieving the levels of faith and breakthrough that God desires for us.

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Good friends are great to have, right? I am sure you have a lot of acquaintances, even some colleagues, and other people you generally consider friends. That’s great, but how many close friends do you have? Close friends are people that are around to share in your successes. However, the thing that really makes them close friends is that they are around to support you when things are not going so well.

In our daily lives, many of us look to build relationships with people upon which we can depend. We want to have their backs, but we want to ensure they have ours as well. Better yet, we want to develop long-lasting relations with such individuals. The desire to build long-term, meaningful, and fruitful relationships in our personal lives applies to our businesses and work lives as well. In fact, in business many companies may refer to such relationships with other organizations as strategic partnerships.

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People often take for granted the power of prayer—I mean the real power of prayer. Many of us pray without a sincere and honest heart. We also pray without a true connection to God, believing that He is everything EXCEPT who He really is. Additionally, we may pray without a true expression of humility; pride will certainly block blessings. Still, we may pray without understanding of how to pray, and to release blessings from Heaven. Yet, worse, we may pray without faith and a clear expectation of results that work in our favor. One thing I can attest to is that true prayer is powerful, and it can help one through any situation. See James 5:16 below:

Jas 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

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