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Firsthand Experience | Day 8

Reignite Your Most Important Relationship “O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1                 The following […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 7

Bringing Your Doubts to God Today’s scripture to meditate on: “Fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) The following is an excerpt from […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 6

Reckless Confidence Verse to meditate on: “What then shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NIV) The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh Shook. Choose […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 5

To Act Changed Or Really Be Changed Scripture to meditate on: Acts 3:19, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from The Lord.” The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 4

All God Scripture to meditate on Isaiah 30:15: “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says, ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and confidence is your strength.’” The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 3

Firsthand Stillness Today’s scripture to meditate on: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” -Psalm 46:10 The following is an excerpt from Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 2

Secondhand Knowledge vs. Firsthand Experience There’s a big difference between secondhand knowledge and firsthand experience. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been fascinated by the Grand Canyon. I read books about the Grand Canyon. I learned about the power of the Colorado River as it tears […]

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Firsthand Experience | Day 1

Relationship over Religion Today we begin a powerful and life changing adventure: The Firsthand Experience. I encourage you to connect everyday to the blog for the next 30 days with the purpose of experiencing God firsthand. The reason we read the Bible is not to increase our knowledge but rather […]

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Embracing the Moment

If I’m going to tap into the power of community, I have to embrace every moment. The miracle is always in the moment. The miracle always comes from embracing the here and the now. We vastly overestimate the power of yesterday, and we live in our regrets. We vastly overestimate […]

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Holy Interruptions

So, I have to redefine greatness, and I need to be sensitive to, what I call, holy interruptions. When I start forgetting that real fulfillment comes through connection and relationship, God always gives me that holy interruption. And I define them as God’s greater purpose disguised as an annoying interruption […]

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