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2022 Todays Word Devotional Calendar

2022 TODAY’S WORD DEVOTIONAL CALENDAR

The Best is Next! This new hope-filled devotional calendar will be a daily inspiration to remind you that God has new and amazing things for you in the coming year and will help you begin each day of 2022 with an attitude of expectation for God’s best for you.

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Resist It

Today's Word: Jan 17, 2022

Sometimes religion tells us that God puts sicknesses on us to teach us something. Granted, you may learn something while you're sick, but God doesn't send sicknesses, afflictions, or addictions to teach you. Jesus said that if earthly fathers give their children good things, "how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask." What loving father would ever say, "I put this sickness on my child to teach them a lesson"?

As long as you think sickness comes from God, you're not going to have faith to get rid of it. You need to see every sickness, every illness, and every addiction as the work of the enemy. Don't say, "My cancer...my diabetes...my arthritis." It's not yours. It doesn't belong to you. Your body is a temple of the Most High God. The Scripture says, "Resist the enemy, and he will flee from you." You have to resist it. Don't accept it as the norm. It may be there now, but it's in the process of leaving.

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