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God Sees Your Heart

I remember watching a sci-fi movie where alien beings could read each other’s thoughts and communicate without speaking. I was terrified! What if people could see the ungodly things that sometimes go through my mind: the anger, the pride, the lust, the greed?

The woman at the well in John 4 must have been astounded when a complete stranger described her history of failed intimate relationships. Awkward moment of note.

Your secrets aren’t secret to God. He loves you, the whole you, the broken you. His body was broken so you could be made whole. Jesus invites us out of the things that tie us up, and into the joy of living free and openly with Him. Will you accept the invitation?

Read the story in John 4 here: http://bit.ly/17pO5jW

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Eyes on the Unseen

How are you feeling as you get ready for today? Are you thinking of the things you’re struggling with: conflicts you’re caught in, the test you haven’t really studied for, the habits you’re definitely going to avoid today? Or are you focusing on something better?

Someone once said we tend to move towards the things our eyes are focused on. Is that true for you? What if you fixed your eyes on what is unseen, the hope to which Jesus has called you, the fearfully and wonderfully made person you are, and on Jesus himself who is God’s great YES to us?

Great verse on that in Ephesians 1v18: http://bit.ly/17oWMw0

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10/22/2013

Do you sometimes find yourself doing things just to get accepted by the people around you – things you’re later a bit ashamed of? Ever wondered why?

Imagine these three things were really real for you: 1) you are someone whom Jesus chooses to live inside by his Spirit 2) Jesus living inside you makes you part of God’s Kingdom 3) no matter how badly things are going around you, God’s Kingdom is not in trouble. So ultimately YOU’RE not in trouble either.

Next time you’re tempted to do something to win the approval of people around you – ask the Spirit to remind you who you really are. It might make all the difference

Read Colossians 1: 15-27 here: http://bit.ly/HaLL6D

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10/21/2013

Did you ever want something so badly that you took a massive risk to get it? Have you ever spent hours preparing for a single moment?

The story about Zacchaeus in the Bible is crazy. Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus so badly that he climbed a tree. I’ll just let that sink in: a grown man climbing a tree.

How important is it to you to get into Jesus’ presence, to do whatever is necessary to meet with Him, learn from Him? What would you be prepared to let go of today to gain a closer walk with God? Has dignity and your reputation gotten in the way of pursuing your relationship with Jesus?

Read the story in Luke 19 here: http://bit.ly/1d8WkV3

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