The Glory Goes to Him


There’s an old adage, “strength lies in numbers” – the more you have on your side, the greater your strength, the more likely your victory. That’s why every general wants as many men at his command as the army can muster–and then some. But with God as his strategist, Gideon had to take a different tack.

As he prepared to fight the enemies of Israel, God came to him and said, “You have too many men for Me to deliver Midian into your hands.” (Judges 7:2) The nation would boast that her own strength had saved her – and not acknowledge the Lord.…

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Jars of Clay


You know if you flip through the pages of Scripture you’ll see so many men and women who were all-too-human. They had serious character flaws. They made major mistakes. Before and after God called them. But God still worked in them and through them to accomplish great and mighty things for His kingdom.

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

In 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul explains, “We have this treasure [the light of Christ] in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

He went on to say, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me….…

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Streams in the Desert


Did anyone ever tell you that God has a wonderful plan for your life? Perhaps it was the parent, pastor, or neighbor who led you to Christ. What they may not have mentioned is that sometimes pain is a part of the plan. You learn pretty quickly that becoming a Christian doesn’t exempt you from life’s hardships. God doesn’t shield you from every difficult or hurtful experience.…

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Walking With a Limp


Do you walk with a limp?

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart Ministries.

In her book Finding God When Life’s Not Fair, author Lee Ezell says she walks with a limp – and she doesn’t trust anyone who doesn’t! She’s actually referring to a spiritual condition rather than a physical one, something that happens to us when – like Jacob in the Old Testament – we’ve wrestled with God and man and have overcome.…

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