Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

       1 Thessalonians 5:11
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Immanuel

He came, not as a flash of light or as an unapproachable conqueror, but as one whose first cries were heard by a peasant girl and a sleepy carpenter. God tapped humanity on its collective shoulder, “Pardon me,” he said, and eternity interrupted time, divinity interrupted carnality, and heaven interrupted the earth in the form of a baby. Christianity was born in one big heavenly interruption. – Max Lucado

 

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.   Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

 

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Consult God in everything

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Consult God in everything. Always. Immediately. Quickly. Live with one ear toward heaven. Keep the line open to God.

“Is this opportunity from you, God?”

“Are you in this venture, God?”

“Should I take this road, God?”

At every decision. At each crossroads. Acknowledge him, heed him, ask him, “Do I turn right or left?” “Trust glory-days-max-lucadoin the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5-6).

Our relationship with God is exactly that, a relationship. His invitation is clear and simple: “Come and talk with me, O my people” (Ps. 27:8 TLB). And our response? “Lord, I am coming” (v. 8 TLB).

We abide with him, and he abides with us. He grants wisdom as we need it.

Excerpt from Glory Days: Living your Promised Land Life Now by Max Lucado

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Boldness in Prayer

glory-days-max-lucadoHow bold are your prayers?

Boldness in prayers is an uncomfortable thought for many. We think of speaking softly to God, humbling ourselves before God, or having a chat with God…but agonizing before God? Storming heaven with prayers? Pounding on the door of the Most High? Wrestling with God? Isn’t such prayer irreverent? Presumptuous?

It would be had God not invited us to pray as such. “So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need” (Heb. 4:16 TLB).

Excerpt from Glory Days: Living your Promised Land Life Now by Max Lucado

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You are God’s child

northern-lightsRemember who you are; you are God’s child. You’ve been bought by the most precious commodity in the history of the universe: the blood of Christ. You are indwelled by the Spirit of the living God. You are being equipped for an eternal assignment that will empower you to live in the very presence of God. You have been set apart for a holy calling. You are his.

Remember whglory-days-max-lucadoere you are; this is Canaan. You are in the Promised Land, not geographically but spiritually. This is the land of grace and hope and freedom and truth and love and life. The devil has no jurisdiction over you. He acts as if he does. He walks with a swagger and brings temptation, but as you resist him and turn to God, he must flee (James 4:7).

Decide now what you will say then.

Choose obedience. And, as you do, you can expect blessings: the blessing of a clean conscience, the blessing of a good night’s sleep, the blessing of God’s fellowship, the blessing of God’s favor. This is no guarantee of an easy life. It is the assurance of God’s help. “The good man does not escape all troubles – has has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.” (Ps. 34:19 TLB)

Excerpt from Glory Days: Living your Promised Land Life Now by Max Lucado

 

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