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Those Are Your Thoughts and Plans, Not Mine (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 346)

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Isaiah 55:8 (NLT)
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”

God is loving, kindhearted, merciful, gracious, long-suffering, and everlasting. God comforts those who are grieving, heals those who are sick, and answers those who pray. God promises that if you knock, the door will be opened; if you look for something, you will find it; and if you ask, you will receive. All of us have needs and desires that we oftentimes try to get met in our own way and time. But God is much wiser than His creation and He cannot be manipulated, tried, controlled, exploited, or deceived. He fulfills His promises to us in His will and way and time. Read more…

I Am Life (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 290)

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John 11:25-26a (NLT)
Jesus told her [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.”

When we talk about and tell about why we choose to believe in Jesus Christ, several words may come to mind. For example, we may think about his love for us. We may talk about his grace and mercy and how it is all a gift to us. We may even consider the historical fact that he was sent from heaven to earth as a baby to save all of mankind from our sins. Some think about the miracles he worked; others think about the strength he personally gives. Read more…

3 Fears that Hold Us Back (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 257)

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“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
— Francis Chan

Fear can be both healthy and dangerous. In one regard, it is a critical response to physical and emotional danger. Without this type of fear, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate dangers and threats. But the other type of fear is the kind that holds us back from reaching our goals. It causes us to avoid opportunities that are good for us and avoid situations in which we feel people will think ill of us. Overcoming fear is a skill anyone can learn. Read more…

Upside Down (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 74)

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Galatians 1:10 (NLT)
Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

If we would be honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that at some point and time, our lives were upside down. Maybe it was while running or maybe it was during a tough day at work. But we don’t stay upside down all the time. If we did, we would eventually die. And we would die because we were not created to live upside down.  Read more…

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