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Commitment

Anyone can say they are committed, but . . .

Lose bricks

A wall with loose bricks

Do you live life like all others?

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Sufficient For Its Day

~ Sayable blog

A friend wrote of having a “winter soul” yesterday and I commented there are some who struggle with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) up north from the spate of gray and shortened days, while I struggle with it down south in the minute variation between seasons. But today it was cold enough for me to see my breath when I let the dog outside in the still dark morning. I breathed it in and breathed it out, watching the fog escape my lungs in the light from the neighbor’s garage. I have always been happier in crisp, chilly days.

Continue: http://www.sayable.net/blog/2017/10/16/sufficient-for-its-day

Three Keys to Accessing More of God’s Power

I am going through a healing prayer course at my church and the last two weeks have been on the power of the Holy Spirit, so I thought I’d post some thoughts on the topic here.

Francis MacNutt, from Christian Healing Ministries, summarizes  2 Timothy 3, where Paul says,

“In the last days they will maintain the form of religion, but will have left out the real power of it.”

Continue: https://alikennedylive.com/2017/10/16/three-keys-to-accessing-more-of-gods-power/

Welcome Everyone, Affirm No One

The most well-known hymn in America, “Amazing Grace,” by the former slaveholder John Newton, contains a line that many people stumble over.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!

The hymn may be popular, but the sentiment is not. Few Americans consider themselves “wretches” of moral repugnance and debasement. We like to think of ourselves as basically good, with a few flaws; not fundamentally bad, with few virtues to save us.

Some Christians believe it would be good to remove unnecessary offense by downplaying human sinfulness, but such a move severs the root of what makes grace so powerful. It is precisely because we’re bad, not good, that God’s love in sending his Son to die for our sins is so significant.

The trouble is, grace is unimaginable in a world where everyone believes grace is deserved. And when grace is transformed into entitlement, the definitions change, for both those inside and outside the church.

Read more: https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/trevinwax/2017/10/12/welcome-everyone-affirm-no-one/