In the Middle

Thursday

Real-life.

You are made for it.

Real-life is filled with broken people, challenging circumstances, and difficult decisions.

It’s different than you thought it would be.

It’s harder than you expected.

It’s messy.

Real-life is where Jesus meets you.

He does not ask you to deny reality, He asks you to embrace it as He embraces you.

 Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.”

1 Peter 4:12-13 MSG

Stop striving to live a “perfect” life to please God. What pleases God the most is when you allow Him to work His grace and love into the middle of your very messy real life.

May you be empowered today to face the reality of your life and walk confidently in His unique, personal, powerful expression of grace and love for you in it.

Timing is Everything

Tuesday

“Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.”

1 Corinthians‬ ‭7‬:‭24‬ MSG

Stay where God has called you to be.

If where you are is boring, stay there.

If where you are is overwhelming, stay there.

If where you are is fun, stay there.

If where you are is challenging, stay there.

He will give you the strength to withstand the monotony, wisdom to navigate the stress, clarity to get the most out of the fun and vision to conquer the challenge.

Look to God for your identity, your purpose, and the strength to live it out.

Hold the high ground.

Stay where you are.

Present not Perfect

God has called you to live your life not perform it. Your life is not about you being perfect, it is about you being totally present in it.

He created you to be alive and active.  To get tired, frustrated, give, take, learn, fail and grow.  To embrace reality.

No, it is not perfect. It’s broken and challenging and difficult.

It’s different than you thought it would be and Jesus is doing a new beautiful thing right in the middle of all it.

Jesus doing a new beautiful thing in the middle of you.

Be empowered to be present right where you are.

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out!

Isaiah 43:18 MSG

May you be free from the narrative of the past to live fully in the newness of God’s present work in you and be empowered to face the reality of your life as you walk in His unique, personal, powerful expression of grace and purpose today.

Stay

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” Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.” (1 Corinthians‬ ‭7‬:‭24‬ MSG
If where you are is boring, stay there.
If where you are is overwhelming, stay there.
If where you are is fun, stay there.
If where you are is challenging, stay there.
Stay where God has called to be.
Jesus will give you strength to stand the monotony, wisdom to navigate the stress, clarity to get the most out of the fun and vision to conquer the challenge
Look to God for your identity, purpose and the strength to live it out.
Hold the high ground.
Stay where you are.