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God desires for you to experience a life of abundance—not of possessions but of deep satisfaction and purpose in your innermost being… your soul.
We all practice nourishing our bodies, but we can forget to nourish our soul, which is the most important part of who we are. With this month’s powerful resources, you’ll learn practical steps on how you can best nourish your soul; because, whatever you nourish will eventually flourish. Taking small steps to feed your soul will affect every area of your life and help you move from just surviving to thriving.
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Yesterday, we left the disciples, united in prayer with about 120 other Christ followers, waiting for the coming gift that Jesus promised. We also discovered the secret to effective waiting is prayer – united prayer. It’s been said that you can do nothing but pray until you have prayed, but you can do more than pray after you have prayed.
Waiting has never been one of my strong suits. My prayer is “God, give me patience, but hurry up!” Maybe you can relate. After seeing the risen Christ and being with Him for 40 days, it must have been difficult for the disciples to do what He told them just before they saw Him ascend into the heavens. He told them “that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from Me. John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon.” Acts 1:4-5 (MSG)
The disciples must have lived between wonder and awe over those forty days after Jesus rose from the dead! Each one of the eleven post-resurrection appearances of Jesus solidified their faith and excitement over the anticipation of the coming Kingdom that Jesus promised. When would it happen? When would Israel reclaim their glory days and no longer live under the siege of Roman rule in their own land? When would Jesus reveal Himself to the world as the Messiah they knew Him to be?
“Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.” John 13:1 (NKJV) “He loved them to the end.” That’s boundless love! It was a love that lasts! A love that perseveres! A love that never quits! Unlike human love that often drifts with mood and circumstance, God’s love is constant.