Further revelation of God usually results in God being stripped of our human-imposed limitations. It also leads to God’s creation finding new life and availing itself to the renewed call to be in partnership with God, transforming the world and bringing freedom to others.
—Stephane Brooks, The Upper Room Disciplines 2021: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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Do you sometimes inadvertently place limits on how deep and how wide is God’s love and power to transform your heart and call? Join the conversation.
I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
—Job 42:2 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, day after day, grant me the desire to remain in your way and to lean on you for all things. Amen.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is battling cancer, hear from author Jan Woodard about the peace she found in surrendering her cancer to God. In her book Texting Through Cancer: Ordinary Moments of Community, Love, and Healing, Woodard offers practical ways to find beauty in ordinary moments. Woven throughout her meditations are 12 spiritual practices that challenge readers to explore their own faith more deeply. Discover more.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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