I May Mess Up, But God’s Grace Always Happens More

I mess up all the time. Sometimes it’s small and doesn’t amount to anything. Other times it takes some effort to clean up, but eventually is forgotten. And then there are those time when what I do is so colossal I regret it the rest of my life. Sadly, I seem to keep messing up – sometimes over and over – in spite of my best efforts. So here’s what I need to remember. I may mess up, but God’s grace always happens...

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I Need to Claim God’s Signs of Hope

Tragedies are personal, involve people we care about and unfold on the other side of the world while we watch from the comfort of our homes. They not only overwhelm us, they deplete us of what we must have to thrive – hope. We affirm that God is our great hope provider, but we often fail to experience it because we’re so focused on finding the hope we’re convinced we need. So what does this mean? I need to claim God’s signs of hope that are all around me right now....

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Blessed Assurance

You share something in common with every single human being on the face of earth. You have hopes and dreams, a yearning to succeed and a desire to do something significant. So you spend a lifetime trying to achieve them. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much. But here’s the deal – you’re already loved by Jesus just the way you are and don’t need to prove a single thing to him. So relax and live every moment of today in the embrace of this blessed...

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So What Am I Actually Going to Do Today?

I have lots of choices about what to do today. I could focus my attention on understanding my life. Make lots of excuses about why things are the way they are. Or even spend all my time dreaming about the future. But God has given me the gift of today, provided me with everything I need to thrive and is walking with me every single step of the way. Which means I have to answer a question. “So what am I actually going to do...

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I’m Ready to Claim It

So it’s Monday. Which means you’re probably like me and have pretty low expectations about how things are going to turn out. But we don’t have to. In fact, God wants us to believe this can be the best day we’ve ever had. Not because of what we do. But because God is going to do something special – share grace that fills us to overflowing, remind us how much we are loved and help us make a difference for God. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to claim...

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