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  • DAWN shared from Life on Mission: God's People Finding God's Heart for the World by Tim Harlow
    No one is out of God’s reach. God doesn’t write off anyone, even though we do. And if Christians could understand this—churches would not be able to build enough buildings or add enough services. Because there are literally billions of people out there who are waiting for the wall to come down so that they can get home.
  • DAWN shared from God is Able by Priscilla Shirer
    While we seem to find the concept of turning to Jesus a bit mysterious, we don’t have any difficulty turning to our aches and pains and wants and lacks. They’re often all we think about. We stare at them through the windshield when we’re driving. We paint them on the back of our eyelids at night. We measure them, compare them, analyze them, dissect them. If our eye catches a headline that refers to them or a talk show that addresses them, we stop what we’re doing to watch and read and listen and commiserate.
  • DAWN shared from Early Christians Series (Christian Historical Romance Boxed Set) by Kathleen Wiseman
    God loves you! And because He loves you so much, he sent Jesus Christ to die for you, in your place! And do you know what? If you were the only person in the whole world, God loves you so much that He would have given His Son Jesus Christ to die for you, for you alone.”
  • DAWN shared from Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore
    Do you have a long-standing prayer concern? If you have received a definitive no from God, pray to accept it and trust that He knows what He’s doing. If you haven’t, don’t grow weary or mechanical. Like Zechariah and Elizabeth, continue to walk faithfully with God even though you are disappointed. Walking with God in the day-in/day-out course of life swells your assurance that God is faithful and enjoyable even when a request goes unmet. Recognizing all the other works God is doing in your life will prevent discouragement as you await your answer.
  • DAWN shared from The God Who Sees You: Look to Him When You Feel Discouraged, Forgotten, or Invisible by Tammy Maltby, Anne Christian Buchanan
    Simply put, the thing to do when we’ve been hiding in the dark is make the choice to step into the light. To move away from our secrets, to push the branches aside and purposely reveal ourselves instead of hiding our faces. We face up to our secretive, controlling, self-protective, deceitful ways and the way our secrets warp and damage our lives. We admit that those secret, controlling, self-protective ways are hurting us and others, isolating us, trapping us with fear and shame.
  • DAWN shared from God is Able by Priscilla Shirer
    fact is, I have never had much trouble believing in the power of God when it was theoretical, when all the action my faith required of me was saying “Amen” during a sermon. As long as the problem was somebody else’s, I could believe in God’s big-time ability with a big old sense of gusto.
  • DAWN shared from The God Who Sees You: Look to Him When You Feel Discouraged, Forgotten, or Invisible by Tammy Maltby, Anne Christian Buchanan
    Start simply, but simply start. Don’t worry about all that needs to be done, in other words. Just concentrate on obeying the nudge of the moment, meeting the need that’s right before you. Don’t try to do everything. But do something. And trust your heavenly Father to show you the next thing you need to do.
  • DAWN shared from When It Pours, He Reigns: Overcoming Life's Storms by Holly Wagner
    “Did you see how poor people live?” “Oh, yeah.” “So, what did you learn?” The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog, and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have the stars at night. Our patio stretches to the front yard, and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on, and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around...
    Note: It is all about perspective.
  • DAWN shared from Esther: Reflections From An Unexpected Life by Jennifer Spivey
    when I catch myself looking to the wrong people for advice, many times I realize something: I am not really looking for advice, I am looking for support. Sometimes we seek out people that we expect will be sympathetic to our cause.
  • DAWN shared from When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence by Linda Evans Shepherd
    Note: Sometimes God wraps his glory in hard circumstances or ugly obstacles or painful difficulties, and it never just occurs to us that within those life-shaking events is a fresh revelation of Him.
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