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DAY 24 /iPad Journaling through John / with SHE READS TRUTH app

DAY 24 /iPad Journaling through John / with SHE READS TRUTH app


Day 24 / John Study / She Reads Truth

NOT OF THIS WORLD

I have to admit, I feel a little “not of this world” today…(and not in the spiritual capacity 😜)

After a week in the hospital with my Dad I’m feeling a little out of sorts. (Poor Daddy) It’s such a strange feeling to stop all “normal” activity, setting aside regular routine for a new one. I’m typically a girl who thrives with change, but upon closer look, I’m realizing I have more “comforting” patterns of behavior than I once thought!

So many face much more extreme seasons of “discomfort” so I’m hesitant to speak mine “out loud” though I am thankful that our

God doesn’t ever miss an opportunity to teach us, especially when we are taken out of any of our comfortable places.

We are not built for comfort. As followers of Christ, we were designed to step out from  “conforming to the world” into the extraordinary life of living “set apart” & different from the rest. When we are “fully” engaged followers, we live with abundant FRUIT. Through the power of the cross, we are able to rise above our sin nature, to extend compassion and grace…modeling our Savior.

Carolyn Denny says this about Jesus:

“In this series of events, John’s Gospel makes one thing clear: our Savior is fundamentally different from this world. His response is never fed by deception or greed or fear, but rather by an otherworldly compassion for His people and command over all circumstances. He will always accomplish His gracious plan, often in unforeseeable ways.”

Jesus says it like this in John 18

36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

In Christ, we are not of this world because our ‘CLUTCH PLAYER” entered onto the field (the world) and made the game changing play.

We are to imitate Christ. Play the game as He did. He left us a GREAT COACH in the Holy Spirit!

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Who needs you to be a clutch player? Whose game would the Lord have you step into, that you might share the truth in love…and through the power of the Holy Spirit,  mimic the His saving play?

 

 



2 thoughts on “DAY 24 /iPad Journaling through John / with SHE READS TRUTH app”

  • First, I am praying that your father will have a complete recovery to restoring his health!

    Second, I am trying to determine the best type of chalk to use or your suggestion of it’s use. I’ve previewed some You-Tube sites that use pastel chalks and the pictures are so pretty along with scripture.

    Thanking you in advance-

    Linda Goodnight, Data Manager Chatham Pediatrics

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    • Thanks so much for your prayers LInda! In regards to chalk, it depends on the kind of art you’l like to do and the paper you are using. (Or Bible ❤️) I like to use pan pastels. They are individual pallets of chalk that you can use with your fingers, a make up sponge/wedge, or sponge application tool. When using chalks, it is important to spray your finished work with some type of fixative to avoid chalky mess on other pages:) Hope that helps!!! Xo

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