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One Way Grace | The Deceptive Double Standard

One way grace.

There’s a lot of it in our world.

I’m talking about when we say, “I deserve a pass when I mess up,” then want to throw the book at everyone else.

Did you know that Jesus actually said that the standard we use with others, is the one that will be used on us?

“For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.”
– Matthew 7:2

This has radically changed the way I live my life.

When I began to really listen to the Holy Spirit and acknowledge the shortcomings in my life, I had no time to worry about the speck in their eye. I was busy working on the 2×4 sticking out of mine.

Jesus said this straight out in the next verse, but it was also a theme he wove throughout his teachings. Continue reading

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Song Of The Day : The Afters | Find Your Way

How patient has God been with us?

How many times have we betrayed him with our words, our actions, our disobedience, our broken promises, our lack of trust.

If you read the book of Hosea, you’ll see the story of a man who loves his wife despite her unfaithfulness that broke his heart. In many ways it’s a picture of what what we do to God.

He considers our rejection to be spiritual adultery. It grieves God.

Yet, like Hosea, He continues to love us. With an unfailing love.

As Dr. Henry Blackaby puts it in his book, Being Still With God Every Day, “When we stray from Him, He lovingly and relentlessly pursues us. How marvelous to know that even though we may turn our back on God, He never gives up on us.”

Today’s SOTD by The Afters sings of a love like that. One that doesn’t give up. A love like that demonstrated by the father in Luke 15, who waits with open arms….

More: Being Still With God Every Day
Dr. Henry Blackaby
The Afters

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Quick Quote | Tedashii: On Responsibility

Good reminder that not making a decision is, in fact, making a decision.

Q: What is it that each of us isn’t doing, that we really need to do?

Let’s get on it!

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Don’t Give Up NOW!

What if we looked beyond the pain of the bad stuff happening to us and saw the potential for good that God might be wanting to do through us?

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
– Galatians 6:9

I was thinking about Paul and Silas today.

Here they are on a missions trip. They’ve completely Continue reading

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