Our last week of reading! Can you believe it?? And next week is a PAR-TAY!! Make sure you join us for a special post from Kary and lots of fun PRIZES!!
Lots of good stuff in these chapters!
“Satan finds great pleasure in perpetually accusing us before God Almighty. But fortunately for us, Jesus exchanged his life for ours–granting us his innocence in place of our condemnation” (150).
I’ll be honest. Satan has been accusing me quite a bit in the past week, and on several occasions, I’ve just rolled over and let him go at me. The thing is, he usually starts with a truth. “You shouldn’t have screamed at your daughter just now.” But then he starts twisting it into lies. “You’re a miserable failure at pretty much everything, so why bother trying?”
Any accusations been flying your way lately? What verses could you throw in Satan’s face in response?
Here’s one from 2 Corinthians 5:17–Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Or Kary’s “forgotten” Bible verse. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
(Side note: ever since Cambodia, I’ve been thinking a lot about slavery. Details coming soon about a exciting way you can help stop slavery in this country.)
I love this next quote. “Every morning I have the option of strapping on my Given Names or walking in my new name” (157). Thoughts?
Or how about this? “I want my brokenness close to my skin–a posture which helps me stay compassionate toward others in their brokenness” (158). My weaknesses and failures have felt just a little too close to my skin lately, but I know God uses that stuff in my own life and to help others. Can you relate?
And I love, love, love this: “Although we usually start with ourselves as the center, we eventually come to understand that God is the ultimate focus. The pattern holds true: as we discover who we truly are, we also discover a portion of who he truly is” (163).
Who has God been to you lately?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts today, friends! As always, answer one or more of the questions in bold print or share whatever else God lays on your heart.
Oh, and this week’s prize? Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne. See you next week at the PARTY!
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