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  • DAWN shared from Elijah, Steps to a Life of Power by Bob Saffrin
    He is always close and always available. Even if you are in a place out of his will, even if you are not following his lead in your life, even if you are living in sin, God will find you there, and if you will follow him, he will lead you out.
  • DAWN shared from Elijah, Steps to a Life of Power by Bob Saffrin
    God declares for himself a remnant. And so, God presents us with the same question: “What are you doing here? What are you doing in this dark cave of funk?” Maybe he is asking you today, “What are you doing here? What are you doing in the negative, self-defeating dark hole of self-pity? I am not through with you yet and you are not alone. I have a remnant of those who have yet to bow to this world’s evil system. I have many who will not hear my voice unless you first hear it.”
  • DAWN shared from DEEPER (40 Days of Life Transforming Devotions): Taking Your Faith Further Than It's Ever Gone Before by Cherie Hill
    Note: Worry, is a reaction to our circumstances, but it’s also a choice. It’s a choice in how we’re viewing our current circumstances and how we envision our future.
  • DAWN shared from Restless: Because You Were Made for More by Jennie Allen
    We want a revolution, but most of us wish someone else would start it. We’re embarrassingly cynical and we shoot leaders down for sport, so no wonder we’re all afraid to lead! Instead, let’s help each other fight our fears rather than taking each other down. We must focus on our races and cheer others toward theirs.
  • DAWN shared from The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You by Andy Andrews
    “Patience, for instance,” Jones once remarked, “is not a feeling. Patience is the description of a behavior. One can choose to act patiently even while the feeling of frustration tempts him to choose inappropriate behavior. It is impossible to feel frustrated and feel patient at the same time, but one can be inundated with feelings of frustration and still display patience. Patience is a discipline. It is an action. Patience is a chosen response.
  • DAWN shared from One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith by Brenda Warner
    Fans could get mad because their favorite fantasy player didn’t do well in a certain game, but I wondered if they ever stop to think about how many NFL players may have lost someone close to them that week, had a mom who was diagnosed with cancer, or had a child who was sick. Just because they’re paid millions of dollars doesn’t mean players are exempt from the same kinds of human trials and tragedies that we all face. In some cases it’s worse because they have to endure those trials under enormous public pressure.
  • DAWN shared from One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith by Brenda Warner
    every opportunity comes with blessings and burdens. It was up to us to make the most of what we’d been given.
  • DAWN shared from For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
    Note: God measures our entire existence by only two things: how we love Him and how we love people. If you get this right, you can get a million other things wrong.
  • DAWN shared from One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith by Brenda Warner
    I won’t deny that I was angry with God for a long time after my parents’ death. Not because I had lost my faith in him, but because I had put my faith in him and been disappointed. I knew he could have redirected the tornado or protected my parents in some way, and he hadn’t. For a long time I called out to God for answers to all of my questions. When I finally accepted that not every question I had would be answered and that not having answers wouldn’t be a deal breaker for my faith, I started to see God in new ways. God was—and is—bigger than all of my questions. And he is with me,...
  • DAWN shared from His Love Never Quits: Finding Purpose Through Your Pain by Cherie Hill
    You can’t make all your wrongs right, but God can. You can’t change your heart’s desires, but God will (see Ezekiel 36:26). You can’t walk through your valley in your own strength, but you can do it in His.
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