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The Grass is Always Greener on God’s Side

Grass is Greener

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

Have a great day!

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Whose Agenda?

Agenda

“What if we started praying according to God’s agenda, and not ours?”
-Kevin Beachy

Wow. Those words hit me when I heard them this morning.

What a concept! Asking God to help us fit into His plans, instead of asking Him to fit into ours.

Man, I’ve been really good at making that second request in the previous sentence. “God, just help me do what I want to do. Help make these things that I want to happen, happen.”

This was a good reminder for me today to spend more time praying for what He would like to see come to fruition in my life, instead of just all the things I’m looking for.

Thanks, God. 🙂

I Don’t Have to Know It

“Certainly praying takes some admissions, that is, recognition of your state as a man. But this admission does not lead to shame, to a feeling of worthlessness or despair, but rather to the discovery that you are a man and God is God.

To pray is to walk in the full light of God. At that moment, conversion occurs, the restoration of the true relationship.

This conversion brings with it the relaxation which lets you breathe again and puts you at rest in the embrace of a forgiving God. The experience results in a calm and simple joy. For then you can say: ‘I don’t know the answer and I can’t do this thing, but I don’t have to know it, and I don’t have to be able to do it.'”

-Henri Nouwen

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When God Shows Up

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“When God shows up, He usually shows up through you!”
-Phil Schneider

Hearing these words made an impact on me the other day.

It makes total sense, when you think about it. We all have the ability to love like Jesus, to make an impact on others’ lives like Jesus, to be world changers like Jesus.

It requires us to be willing to do it, of course. 🙂

Ah, but when that happens, God shows up…and He can show up in a big way, even bigger than you could imagine.

As Mr. Schneider also pointed out, “There are God moments waiting for you today.”

So, what are you waiting for? Go find yours! Have a great day.