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  • DAWN shared from Through the Eyes of a Lion: Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power by Levi Lusko
    When you have no alternative but to endure something you are afraid of, you can still exhibit bravery. It has everything to do with your attitude and outlook. Christmas is going to arrive each year, whether I like it or not. Santa Claus is, in fact, going to come to town, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. My choice is whether I will merely hunker down and try to survive the holidays and the painful associations that come with them, or harness my pain and, in the midst of the turmoil, try to shine the light and turn off the dark for as many people as possible—and myself in the process....
  • DAWN shared from How to Stop the Pain by Dr. Jim Richards
    Note: The person who will influence you the most is not the person you believe in; it is the person who believes in you.
  • DAWN shared from The Road to Becoming: Rediscovering Your Life in the Not-How-I-Planned-It Moments by Jenny Simmons
    A person who is willing to inhabit their lostness has the faith of a great army. People who don’t have faith don’t allow themselves to get lost. They do not trust God to show up in the darkness and shine a light on the path that leads to being found. A faithless person holds on because they cannot control what happens when they let go. They are unwilling to follow anyone into the dark.
  • DAWN shared from What Is God's Will for My Life? by John Ortberg
    If “having peace about it” were the ultimate criterion for testing God’s will, nobody in the Bible would have done anything God asked. The sequence in the Bible is usually not: Calling Deep Feeling of Peace about It Decision to Obey Smooth Sailing Instead, it’s usually: Calling Abject Terror Decision to Obey Big Problems More Terror Second Thoughts Repeat Several Times Deeper Faith
  • DAWN shared from Be Complete (Colossians): Become the Whole Person God Intends You to Be (The BE Series Commentary) by Warren W. Wiersbe
    The word gospel means “good news.” Unfortunately, some people witness as though the gospel is the bad news of condemnation.
  • DAWN shared from Spiritual Java by Bill Johnson, Beni Johnson, Kevin Dedmon, Kris Vallotton, Danny Silk, Banning Liebscher
    When the Church begins to look for the return of the Lord instead of pursuing a greater breakthrough in the Great Commission, the blessed hope is turned into the blessed escape. To want Jesus to come back now is to sentence billions of people to hell forever.
  • DAWN shared from The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You by Andy Andrews
    “while morality is not doing what is wrong, character is actively doing what is right. For instance, a person who sees a wrong being done but does not participate in that activity is still a moral person. He did nothing wrong. But to speak up, rather than turn away from an injustice, requires character. Therefore, without the spine to do what is right, it is possible to be a moral person with weak character.
  • DAWN shared from Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson
    Leonard Ravenhill put it this way: One of these days some simple soul89 will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first and foremost it is a Book to be believed (and after that to be obeyed).
  • DAWN shared from Be Strong (Joshua): Putting God's Power to Work in Your Life (The BE Series Commentary) by Warren W. Wiersbe
    If we are obeying the will of God, no matter where He leads us, we are on holy ground, and we had better behave accordingly. There’s no such thing as “secular” and “sacred,” “common” and “consecrated,” when you are in the Lord’s service. “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31 NKJV
  • DAWN shared from Elijah, Steps to a Life of Power by Bob Saffrin
    Advance and the waters of difficulty will part before you, because where God’s finger points, his hand will make a way.