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Archives for September 2016

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Self-protection

Our attempts at self-protection will, at times, interfere with our experience of God. He does amazing things in our lives when we’re willing to be vulnerable to him....

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Worship is warfare

We respond to God with open hearts and are transformed by him. We humble ourselves. We need this more than he needed plans, guidance, or miraculous intervention. ...

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Neither

God is always right and good. And that means that he’s always on his own side....

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Whose side are you on?

Whenever we find ourselves in highly politicized, highly charged environments, it’s entirely natural to want bright lines. We seek them out of instinct....

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What Got You Here

The same God walks with us from season to season but the way we see his provision changes....

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Stones vs Walls

If you compare your small pile of stones to the great structures that cast shadows over you, you’ll miss out. ...

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Story triggers

Symbol and ritual will remain hollow, empty and dead unless they are articulated and explained. ...

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Storytelling historians

We carry a responsibility to faithfully pass along what we’ve heard and seen of the Lord....

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Go back

At times this “going back” experience comes to us for the sake of someone else: you go back into the fire because someone you care about is in there....

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Miraculous Experiences

Have you had miraculous experiences with God?...

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At flood stage

Perhaps God had the people cross over when the river ran at flood stage to make it clear to all who were willing to believe that he was involved in this endeavor....

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Wade in the water

God’s deliverance happens upstream. The miracles are decisive. The results are guaranteed. But it’s all happening upstream....

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Present and accounted for

No matter where you wander or where you roam, no matter where your courage-journey takes you, you will never be beyond the reach or presence of the God who loves you....

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Whole-hearted commitment

When the Lord does amazing things in our midst, will we be ready?...

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A Communal Courage-Story

The Lord often leads us to places where our own courage can never be sufficient....

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A Picture of the Gospel

Jesus showed courage. We benefitted....

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Engage the tension

Engaging God directly is the best way to engage the tension we feel when we’re confused by God’s action or inaction. ...

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Aware of the Lord

Do whatever it takes to be aware of the Lord today. ...

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Unlikely allies

The Lord loves to create unlikely alliances....

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Trust Exercise

The path to the Lord’s promise is always paved with risk....

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Affirmation

We all will struggle at times to believe the word of God that is spoke over us....

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The Irony

We can so easily overestimate the level of our obedience to the Lord. ...

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