Chase The Lion!

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not cry! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, David’s descendant, has won the victory…” Revelation 5:5 I have read some great books in the past few years, but I don’t believe any have impacted me as much as Mark Batterson’s, Chase The Lion! I think…

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Step Into Brave

Quit running away. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Well, we are coming into the last stretch of Batterson’s Lion Chaser’s Manifesto. Here, approaching the finish line, he challenges us, “Quit running away.” I wonder how many Christians have been destined for amazing things, and yet every time they are challenged to…

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Daring The Attempt…

Quit holding back. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion I’ll confess, I was holding back for a long time. I LIKED safe. When you’ve grown up in a three-ring circus, performing to get even a few crumbs of love or affirmation–SAFE feels good. And then, one day… it doesn’t. Born Encourager That…

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A Mystery Inside An Enigma

Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion There are things in my life that are surrounded in mystery. Try as I might, I can’t discern the purpose of the thing! Those are “the things” that we encounter on our…

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Main Track or Sidetracked?

Do you get sidetracked as easily as I do? I so often get distracted by letting my focus wander to where it was never supposed to go. Now, here I am again… (…heavy sigh.) Man, there are so many “voices” out there; so many “answers” that look like something good. Then, before I know it,…

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The a,b,c’s of Believing: Y – Yielded

God always makes his grace visible in Christ, who includes us as partners of his endless triumph. Through our yielded lives he spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere we go. 2 Corinthians 2: 14 TPT There is an old hymn, now in the public domain, that we used to sing in church…

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The abc’s of Believing: R – Reviving

You, O God, sent the reviving rain upon your weary inheritance,showers of blessing to refresh it. Psalm 68:9 TPT I have a deep down wariness of what I call, “ritualized-religion.” This is because I have lived with it’s numbing effects. I am painfully familiar with it’s dry and weary landscapes. Can you imagine being a…

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The abc’s of Believing: Q – Quiet

Quiet your heart in his presence and pray; keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you. And don’t think for a moment that the wicked in their prosperity are better off than you. Psalm 37:7 TPT One of the most difficult things for me to do when I have to…

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The abc’s of Believing: P – Peace

The Supremacy of Christ: “He is the divine portrait, the true likeness of the invisible God, and the first-born heir of all creation.  For through the Son everything was created, both in the heavenly realm and on the earth, all that is seen and all that is unseen. Every seat of power, realm of government, principality,…

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Paralysis Vs. Possibilities

Stop pointing out problems. Become part of the solution. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase The Lion We’ve all heard that old line, “You can be part of the problem or you can be part of the solution,” right? Sure we all want to be part of God’s redemptive solutions in this world. So…

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