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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….

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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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Quick Quote | Kyle Idleman: On Trials

Yes!

And sometimes it’s more like a whack upside the head, like a, “Wake up, kid!”

And when it is, that’s exactly what we needed!

We can rest assured that whatever circumstances we’re walking through right now, God’s got us.

He is on our side, working things out for His glory and our good.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
– Genesis 50:20

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Fix It

The old phase, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” is definitely true.

The dictionary defines tough as strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling. Synonyms include durable, strong, resilient and long-lasting.

When problems arise, as they eventually will, the tough, buckle down.

They strap in for the bumpy ride.

They rally.

They focus.

They don’t turn tail and run.

The tough understand that giving up, is not only intentional failure, it’s not even easier.

I think it’s also true that when the going gets tough, the non-tough don’t get going.

They just go.

Either by just shutting down and trudging through a stream of days on auto-pilot or by actually going. Bailing. Running.

It’s an understandable instinct. Who doesn’t wanna run when it hurts? When it’s hard? When it seems hopeless?

But, in a broken world, filled with broken people, we can’t simply throw them away when things go wrong, anymore than we’d junk our car if we had a flat tire.

When I break a pair of cheap sun glasses, I sigh, throw them out and head to the dollar store.

Buying a new car every time a tire goes flat, a headlight burns out, or the brakes go doesn’t make any sense.

So, why do we approach a cracked windshield differently than those cheap sunglasses?

We place much greater value on the car.

Whether we decide to work on what’s broken or throw it away, tells us how much we value it.

And ignoring that flat tire or squealing brakes only leads to bigger issues, often with disastrous and costly consequences.

Let’s think of the people in our lives as less disposable.

Let’s live out the 16 things 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says love is, isn’t, does and doesn’t even when they don’t!

“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres 8 Love never fails….”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Something to think about…

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