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Devotional March 16th, 2014

IT IS GOOD THAT YOU RECOGNIZE YOUR WEAKNESS. That keeps you looking to Me, your Strength. Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in continual dependence on Me.  Instead of trying to fit this day into a preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing.  This mind-set will free you to enjoy Me and to find what I have planned for you to do.  This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own plan.

Women's Retreat sign-up

Haven't signed up for the women's retreat yet? Well, get moving! Grab a friend and register online for the women's retreat March 14-16 at Camp Geneva. We will make it really easy for you if you would like to sign up this Sunday, March 2 at a table in the lobby. Cost is $100 for all the lodging, food and fun. Scholarships are available, so contact Karin Bol at 928.1313 if you would like more information.

"Undaunted" Bible study

Get past your past and on with your calling. Using her own dramatic story, Christine Caine shows how God rescued her from a life where she was unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified and called her into a God-filled and faith-fueled life. This compelling five-week session video-based Bible study offers life-transforming insights about how not only to overcome the challenges and often painful circumstances we all experience, but to actually grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered to help others. Join us on Wednesday,March 5, 6:30-8 p.m.

Devotional February 16th, 2014

THANK ME for the conditions that are requiring you to be still.  Do not spoil these quiet hours by wishing them away, waiting impatiently to be active again.  Some of the greatest works in My Kingdom have been done from sick beds and prison cells.  Instead of resenting the limitations of a weakened body, search for My way in the midst of these very circumstances.  Limitations can be liberating when your strongest desire is living close to Me.

Devotional February 9th, 2014

SEEK MY FACE more and more. You are really just beginning your journey of intimacy with Me.  It is not an easy road, but it is a delightful and privileged way: a treasure hunt.  I am the Treasure, and the Glory of My Presence glistens and shimmers along the way.  Hardships are part of the journey too.  I mete them out ever so carefully, in just the right dosage, with a tenderness you can hardly imagine.  Do not recoil from afflictions, since they are among My most favored gifts.  Trust Me and don’t be afraid, for I am your Strength and Song.

 

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Devotional January 26th, 2014

GIVE UP THE ILLUSION that you deserve a problem-free life. Part of you is still hungering for the resolution of all difficulties.  This is a false hope!  As I told My disciples, in the world you will have trouble.  Link your hope not to problem solving in this life but to the promise of an eternity of problem-free heaven.  Instead of seeking perfection in this fallen world, pour your energy into seeking Me: the Perfect One.

Devotional January 19th, 2014

 

SEEK MY FACE, and you will find more than you ever dreamed possible.  Let me displace worry at the center of your being.  I am like a supersaturated cloud, showering Peace into the pool of your mind.  My Nature is to bless.  Your nature is to receive with thanksgiving.  This is a true fit, designed before the foundation of the world. Glorify Me by receiving My blessings gratefully.

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