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You’re Not There Yet, Keep Growing (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 292)

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Philippians 3:12 (NLT)
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.

Wouldn’t it wonderful if we could say at some point in our lives that we have arrived? I mean we have gotten to that place of total achievement, complete fulfillment, and ultimate perfection. It’s that point in which we are no longer growing or striving for anything. Because, well, we have everything and have done everything that’s in our time and energy span to do. Read more…

It Is How You Live that Matters (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 253)

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Romans 12:5 (NLT)
So it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

You will live your life for something. What you live it for is completely up to you. You can have all the stripping of worldly success, but the only thing that is going to matter is how you served God and the people around you. We aren’t called to do everything, but we are required to do something. Just as every single part of the body must perform its duty, we too must perform our duty in the world. Read more…

Infinitely More Dreams (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 212)

Infinitely More Dreams

Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Faith is choosing to believe that God’s plan and purpose for your life is perfect. Faith also reveals your willingness to trust that plan and purpose as well as God’s timing. Nothing beings to happen in your life without trust, faith, and obedience. God gave you the ability to dream and to work for those dreams. Along with that you must ask for and receive his power to make those dreams a reality. Read more…

The Highest Calling (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 196)

The Highest Calling

Joshua 24:15 (NLT)
But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

Many people believe that one must be a preacher, minister, or hold some other position in a church in order to serve the Lord. But that isn’t the case. All believers are not called to be ministers within a church, but we all are called to do what we do in service (ministry) to God and others. Serving is the highest calling one can have.  Read more…

Throw the Dice (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 182)

Throw the Dice

Exodus 12:50-51 (NLT)
So all the people of Israel followed all the Lord’s commands to Moses and Aaron. On that very day the Lord brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt like an army.

While we don’t want to admit it, life is full of risks. Everyday, even in the simplest things, we don’t know what is going to happen. And when we don’t how or what is going to happen next but move forward anyway, we are taking a risk. Playing sports, driving to work, even walking out of the house to check the mailbox or take out the trash involves some level of risk. Read more…

From Last to First and First to Last (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 160)

From Last to First and First to Last

Matthew 19:30 (NLT)
But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.

Where in the world does it work for the last in line to be moved to the front of the line and the first in line to be pushed to the back? Nowhere. In our society, that would be considered unfair. If eleven people are in line at a grocery store checkout counter and you are first in that line, how would you feel if person number eleven was put in front of you and you were pushed to the back? You wouldn’t feel so special. You might even go off on the manager or the person who was put ahead of you. Read more…

Temptation (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 101)

Temptation

James 1:12 (NLT)
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

We all are tempted at some point in our lives. It is a part of the human experience and a part of the believers’ experience. Many Christians falsely believe that temptation is bad and should be avoided. However, temptation in and of itself is not bad. It is an opportunity for us to develop and grow.  Read more…

Love that Proves (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 45)

Love that Proves

John 13:34-35 (NLT)
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

Love each other. This is not just a suggestion or a recommendation for us to follow. This is a command — a direct order. It is a new commandment that warrants our attention through service. We prove our love for one another by serving one another. Love is ultimately defined by service. In love, we find our identity. In service to others, love goes deeper than flesh and blood. Read more…

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