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Why Going to Heaven is So Easy - and So Hard - #6080
Often, in His love, God will send or allow a situation that's totally beyond our control. He'll allow us to hit a wall so we'll realize what children realize so instinctively. We desperately need someone bigger. We need heaven's Prince who died in our place.
The Problem with Looking at Yourself - #6070
Self-pity, self-centeredness, self-promoting, self-reliance, the harder it gets, the more that self stuff starts to take over, and the more out of control we become. If you've been looking at yourself too much, don't you think it's time to fly to a higher place where you can get your perspective back; to refocus your eyes away from your great load and back to your great Lord?
Living Unplugged - #6069
If life has become way too stressful and overwhelming for you, it's a good possibility you've been making that same mistake. You've let the bombardment and the overload squeeze out your personal time with Jesus, at the very time when you need Him the most! The busier and "behinder" you get, the more desperately you need the perspective and power that can come only from sitting at the feet of the Son of God.
Shrinking Your God - #6067
When the bad news gets "badder," your God does not get smaller. He is still the Sovereign Lord, the great and powerful God. So, let yourself be overwhelmed by the God you have, and you'll find that nothing but Him is truly overwhelming!
A Leader's Real Assignment - #6055
Jesus was a shepherd, and now He's called you to be one, trusting you with some of the sheep that He died for. Is leadership worth the price you pay and the sacrifices you make? Listen to the bottom line in 1 Peter 5:4 , "And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory, that will never fade away."
Mighty Rivers, Mini Beginnings - #6049
God loves to use small, unseen acts of kindness we do to start great things. He loves to take a little seed that we sow quietly in someone's life and do a miracle through it one day. He looks for people who aren't full of themselves, who know their only real asset is their God, to be in the middle of awesome things that He wants to do.
Everything You Need For the Trip - #6042
The journey ahead, the white water ahead isn't about you and what you can do. It's about your Divine Outfitter, and Navigator, and Provider, and Protector, and Guide. It's not about you doing stuff for God. It's about God doing stuff through you! So what are you waiting for? What are you worrying for? Your job is pretty simple: stay pure and show up. The rest is up to Jesus.
When Your Transformer's Out - #6033
Maybe you've been scurrying around, trying everything to find a solution except fervent, frequent, faith-filled praying. You don't need a planning meeting; you need a prayer meeting. You don't need a program; you need to pray. You don't need a fund-raising strategy or a new methodology or a human expert. Although God might use that, you need to pray as you've never prayed before, believing God for something so big, only He could do it!
Where to Go When It's Impossible - #6027
The plan for your "mission impossible": First, recruit prayer partners to intercede for you and for this situation. The battle will be pre-won in prayer. Step two: focus on the power of your God rather than the impossibilities of the situation. Then, as Daniel did, download resources only God has.
The Store Is Yours! - #6018
God has thrown open His storehouse to His children. He's unlocked His infinite resources and promised that our prayer of faith would unleash those resources and aim them at the need we have, the situation we face, or the person we love. When you are praying, don't ever forget you really are touching heaven, changing earth.