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Dale Cresap is a Certified CWG Facilitator posting daily devotional blogs of two-way journaling. (What is two-way journaling?) Enjoy and be encouraged!

daily word - do and teach

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One of my final instructions to my followers was to do and teach all that I commanded them. What did this consist of? My followers were familiar with the law, and I said that the law would not pass away until it was fulfilled, but my message was different from the religious establishment that opposed me, for whom the law was a beginning and an end. The law was a complex and detailed, and a heavy burden to carry. My commandments were few and simple. What did I teach my followers beyond loving God and loving their neighbor, broadly defined? Do and teach this, and it will be enough.

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daily word - set the bar?

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How high do you set the bar for those you would minister to? Consider my own example. Did I ever ask anyone to recite the Ten Commandments before I would heal them? What did I ask? I typically only asked if they wanted to be healed. Even I wasn’t going to force blessings on them against their will. Other than that I required no payment or knowledge or commitment. In other words I set the bar really low. I have commissioned you to go forth and do the same things that I did, and given you the power to do these things in my name. in doing this you should follow my example.

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daily word - coals of fire

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Are you eager to cause your enemies pain? What about heaping coals of fire on their heads? That sounds very painful, but the Bible says you should do it. Yet this passage is not written in the context of aggressive torment, but rather of conviction by your example. Treating your enemies better than they would expect from you should activate their conscience. So don’t be surprised if your acts of love towards those who oppose you makes them uncomfortable. Is this a loving way to treat your enemies?

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daily word - offense?

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Do you think more offense is given or taken? This question can only be answered if there is an objective standard for what is offensive. An offense requires two parties, just like a transaction requires a buyer and a seller, and in this case neither side can claim to be loving and gracious. You are warned against giving offense in that it is better to be cast into the sea tied to a millstone than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. But if you would be truly gracious, then you can learn to overlook personal slights and offenses and not be offended by them.

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daily word - One true church?

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Do you believe in one true church? Some people think that one true church is their church. They know better than to claim that they are the best, or the greatest in the Kingdom of God. But that doesn’t stop them from making a similar claim about their church. For an individual to make such a claim is rare, but to make such a claim on behalf of a group is quite commonplace. This is one step removed and not quite as blatant, but it is still arrogant. My body has many members and my mansion has many rooms. I have other sheep who are not of this fold. So is there one true church?

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daily word - worship or follow?

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Have you heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? There is a basis for this in that we seek to emulate that which we admire. It is an affirmative response to change your own behavior. Do you worship me? I am pleased to receive this, but did I ask my disciples to worship me or to follow me? I came to earth for many purposes, one of which was to provide an example for you to follow, and another was to enable you to do this. Worship can take many forms, and I am eager to accept them all.

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daily word - evangelism?

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Are you an evangelist? You may think this is an office and title but my Great Commission was given to all believers. Do you have a hobby or favorite pastime or team? Don’t you find it easy to talk to strangers about something you love and have enthusiasm for? You can patiently explain the details about why it is important to you and you don’t consider it a burden to do so. This is a universal principle for all activities, beliefs, and associations. So the concept of evangelism is inherent in the human spirit.

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daily word - humans?

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What do you know about humanism? Is this word, particularly paired with secular a code word for atheism? But doesn’t it imply a favorable attitude toward humans? Consider the commandment that I gave second priority after loving God, that you love your neighbor as yourself. Consider how I spent my own life. I declared the doctrine of the Kingdom of God, but I spent more time helping people and healing them, which is the practice of a doctrine of the Kingdom of God. Is doctrine or human compassion of greater importance to you?

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daily word - seek truth

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Do you have favorite teachers and authors? Are you prone to accept what they say with less scrutiny than others? On the other hand, are you skeptical of those without a ‘name’ and reputation, and more prone to reject what they say? I am not a respecter of persons and you should not be either, but I know this is hard for you. I promised that if you seek you would find. If you love the truth then seek it and rejoice when you find it. It doesn’t matter whose voice speaks it, or whose pen writes it down.

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daily word - progress

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In times past chloroform was used for general anesthesia. This was considered a great medical breakthrough. It is no longer used this way, since it is now considered toxic above a 2 ppm level. It was an increase in knowledge that led to its medical use, and a further increase in knowledge  that led to its replacement in this application. You can be glad for both things.

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?


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Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?

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By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of DVDs | LEARN notebook

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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Do you often wake up feeling there was a significant message in your dream, but you’re just not sure what it is? Like Daniel and Joseph, do you long to be able to help others understand their own dreams and win them to Christ as you explain His night messages to them? Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive mid-course corrections from the Lord while you sleep? Do you wish you could be receiving divine inspiration, creative solutions to problems, and direction from the Lord during that third of your life that you’re “just” sleeping?

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Hearing God Through Your Dreams

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

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Everyday Angels

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