Will you run for Mercy? Mercy Ministries Nashville 5k is 9/21/13. Let me know if you’re interested :)

Mercy Ministries provides a free-of-charge, voluntary Christian residential program to young women aged 13-28 who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse, including sex trafficking, as well as those who face life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy.
#5k #race #nashville #mercyministries #transforminglives #makingadifference #christiangrowth #empoweringwomen

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Our Christian life must go beyond head knowledge, but it must absolutely include head knowledge and influence our whole manner of thinking. This is not just in the sense of knowing facts, but the ability to set our minds on the right things. This is so fundamental to the Christian life that Christian growth can even be described as the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

David Guzik


Its funny how God has a way of speaking to you through things you think you can overcome yourself. I admit, I have distanced myself away from Him. I confess that I need Jesus in my life. For awhile I felt an emptiness inside of me that I couldn’t fill. I knew that it was Jesus but I was too hardheaded and wanted earthly things. I couldn’t sleep tonight and I had a heavy heart and so I just started talking to my heavenly father. Something I haven’t done for months except drop ins every now and then. But what I mean is to genuinely have a conversation with Him & tell him my troubles. My life has been emotionally stressed and I felt so trapped by this stress that I am finally giving back the wheel to Jesus and let him take over. I forgot an important part about being a daughter to God was that He will be with me whatever I go through. He has not forgotten me. God is so good. 🙌🏻 #faith #lostsheep #prodigalson #christiangrowth #sinner

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I’m super excited! It’s 1/1/16! It’s a brand new year that the Lord has blessed us to see & to get things started off right, I’ve made my way back to old faithful!! And as you can see, this devotional is getting worn out lol. This is seriously the BEST devotional hands down I’ve ever read! I’ve switched to other devotionals over the years but I keep coming back to this one cause there’s something about it! That man of God was truly anointed & filled with the Spirit! Shout out to my spiritual momma for introducing it to me 3 Christmases ago! I definitely recommend to all believers!!! #devotionals #christiangrowth #christianmaturity #oswaldchambers #myutmostforhishighest

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Growing Up

Adam Currence

Kids grow up so fast. When I first arrived at East Wood as lowly intern, I was taller than Matt Williams, Josh Hampton, and Harrison Foster (not sure about the Zach & Hunter). They were just little babes back then. Now, they tower over me; I wouldn’t want to be on their bad side. Soon enough, the middle schoolers will be passing me up. That’s just how life goes when you’re 5 foot 10.

Imagine though if a child just stopped growing. A freshman in high school who had never had a growth spurt. A 7th grader who stopped growing in the 4th grade. How would the parents react? Clearly there is something wrong. Doctors would be consulted. Pills might be taken, surgery could even be a possibility. Something is wrong when a child stops growing! It needs to be fixed as soon as possible so that they can progress and grow the way they are meant to.

Why don’t we have this same attitude about ourselves as Christians?

“like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, (1 Peter 2:2 NASB)

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

( 2 Peter 3:18 NASB)

We should be just as alarmed when we see a Christian (or ourselves) cease to grow. Whatever is necessary should be done to reverse the trajectory and get that person to continue growing again. The Great Physician will be consulted. His word needs to be taken in, surgery on the heart is a likely possibility.

For a child to grow up normally, the recipe is not hard. Proper nutrition, regular rest & sleep, and plenty of activity. For Christians the recipe is not much different. We need the proper nutrition that only God’s word provides (you’ll never hunger and thirst again!) We need the rest and calm that comes with an intimate, prayerful relationship with God. And we need plenty of activity, working for God’s Kingdom everyday.

You and I still have some things to learn. Some bad attitudes, prejudices, and grudges to overcome. I sang a VBS song as a child with these lyrics: “He’s still working on me/to make me what I ought to be.” God is still working on you and me, and there is a lot of work left to do to prepare us for eternity! Never stop growing.