More And Enough, Part 1

In Soul by Caleb

What’s the one thing none of your friends have? Enough. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11 I’ve never heard of a monk asking a billionaire for advice. Yet, I’m hearing of more and more billionaires checking themselves into monasteries, retreats, and treatment centers, looking …

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Eternal Flow

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Living water means experiencing eternal fulfillment now. Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:13-14 People like to talk about heaven like it’s far away — probably because we’ve …

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Living Water

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Jesus doesn’t force the goodness on us, but he gives it when we ask. Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” John 4:10 The woman was at the well because she needed water. She went to the well …

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Why We Suffer, Part 3

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Suffering is spiritual. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:20 A paralyzed man was lowered through a clay roof in front of Jesus in hopes that Jesus would see his limited physical state and heal his body. Jesus saw, was not confused about his condition, yet ignored the physical and offered the paralyzed …

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You Have What You Need

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You already have what you need to be what you need to be today. By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. (2 Peter 1:3) Sometimes I find myself regretting that I’m not further along or stronger or wiser than I am. But regrets, comparisons, and critical spirits are not helping me …

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A New Knowing

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There’s a knowing that goes far deeper than the mind. “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalm 46:10) It starts with being still. Then, when we’re still enough, or have unique experiences that break through the clutter and noise of “normal life,” we begin …

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Plan A

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There is no plan A. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) We get hung up over closed doors, missed opportunities, and the end of things we thought died prematurely. But what if God’s main plan …

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Deer In The Garden

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There may be a nice, cute habit that’s stealing your results. “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr. Hilary’s grandparents have a garden below their home. It’s productive and its 90-something caretakers are diligent. “Fewer raspberries this year,” Jake just told me. “Has to be the deer.” But deer …

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Slow It Down, See The Sights, Feel The feelings

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“‘Cars’ was about Lightning McQueen learning to slow down and to enjoy life. The journey is the reward.”—John Lasseter Sorry, another kids’ movie, but it’s brilliant. John Lasseter and the Pixar people are some of the best storytellers of the last generation, and their movie, “Cars,” is one example. Lightning McQueen is the young hotshot sports car winning big races …

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Be Encouraging

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Everyone you encounter today will be thirsty for encouragement. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 We have the opportunity, with every interaction, to… …speak words of life or death …empower or undercut …uplift or break down …honor or disrespect …praise or devalue …encourage or discourage We have the …

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