Category Archives: The Promise Effect

The Promise Effect Day 52 – At The Exit Door

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“Find someone older than you, and ask them what they would do differently if they could live their life over again. (This might spark a conversation—or a number of conversations—in which you can learn wisdom from them.) Of course you don’t need to take all the advice you get. Weigh their words, but be willing to learn and grow. Claim the promise of James 1:5, and ask God to make you wiser.”

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The Promise Effect Day 51 – Wheres the Grace

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“In Jesus’ eyes spiritual arrogance was far more dangerous than moral imperfection. Flaws in personal character were far less perilous than the flaw of spiritual hubris. Jesus repeatedly at- tacked those who acted religious but failed to cultivate an authentic, grace-filled heart. Outward signs of spirituality never impress Jesus. Humility and a contrite heart are the virtues that resonate with the heart of God.”

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The Promise Effect Day 50 – Coming Home

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“As Christians we cannot simply share words of promise. Words of promise must be combined with acts of promise. Our calling is to create “home,” or that God-space, where our young and vulnerable can feel safe, feel protected, and feel the love of God through the touch and smiles of God’s people.”

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The Promise Effect Day 49 – When Prison Is Better

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People who follow Jesus are those who develop the capacity to “feel and suffer” with other human beings. As Christ-followers, we are called to enter into the pain and suffering of others. We listen and connect to the stories of other people. We try to walk in the shoes of our brothers and sisters. We seek to understand them from the inside out.

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The Promise Effect Day 48 – All She Has

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“Look for someone in your church or community who serves quietly and faithfully. Someone like Doreen, or like the widow in the temple. Chances are, they don’t want anyone making a big deal about them—but you can thank them, affirm them, and tell them you’ll pray for them (and then really do so!). That kind of support will go a long way toward bolstering their perseverance.”

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The Promise Effect Day 47 – Where There’s A Will

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“In the Bible, those who are affirmed for living the will of God are those who live for God in the now. Jesus’ classic example is the Good Samaritan. The priest and Levite walk right past “God’s will” for their lives. It seems their idea of God’s will is for some future moment. The Samaritan is affirmed for engaging the road on which he travels.”

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The Promise Effect Day 46 – Open Heart

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“Without a doubt, the teachings of Jesus make it clear that the biblical call of hospitality must transcend our friends, our social network, and those who can repay our generosity. Jesus continuously offered kindness to outsiders. Remember that Samaritans, lepers, Roman centurions, prostitutes, bleeding women, and children were not part of the country club circle of Jesus’ day. They lived on the fringes. They weren’t the ones invited to the fundraising dinners. To associate with such people was a great risk to Jesus’ reputation, and yet he did. Often.”

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