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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 - answers

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Do you like direct answers to direct questions? Do you prefer them to be quick, clear, and concise? Then you would not like the way that I taught. For I gave answers in abundance, but they were indirect, being embedded in stories called parables. The scriptures report that this was the method I used to teach the people. My own disciples struggled with this and frequently asked me to explain the parables to them. I still use this method to teach. Are you attentive to and aware enough of the stories in your own life to see the embedded answers in them? He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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daily word - imputed?

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Do you understand the concept of imputed righteousness? This is like righteousness on credit and is central to the Christian faith. Abraham believed me and righteousness was imputed to him as a result. This is not the same thing as apparent righteousness. You also received imputed righteousness when you believed. Would the people you know say that your righteousness is obvious? I said that if you continued in my word you would know the truth and the truth would make you free. This is not the only effect of following me.

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daily word - secret refuge

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Do you like my promise that with every temptation you face that I will also provide a means of escape, that you may be able to endure it? Would you like it better if it referred only to escaping and not enduring? Does it seem like a contradiction to you the way it is written? It is if you look only at the temporal, material world, but this passage points to something beyond that. For I always offer you refuge in a transcendent place. I said that my Kingdom is not of this world, and comes not with observation, but it is within you. It is as close as shifting your awareness, and you can go there any time you like.

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daily word - 2 types of burdens

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Do you know that you can give me all the insults, rejections, and abuses that you receive? Do you know that they are too great a burden for you to carry but I can bear them so they will not crush you. Are you eager to do this? What about all the compliments and honors and affirmations you receive? Are you eager to receive and accept them yourself? But can you bear them and still walk in contrite humility? These will not crush you but they may inflate you with pride. Do you see this as just as great a danger as being crushed by rejection?

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daily word - be aware and judge not

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I tell you not to judge others that you may not be judged, for you shall be judged by the same standard by which you judge others. Does this mean that you must go through life oblivious and unaware? Yet I also commended awareness in that I wanted my followers to have eyes to see and ears to hear. How can these things be reconciled? I want you to be discerning in that you comprehend reality both visible and invisible. Can you do this and stop short of invoking the condemnation that is involved in being judgmental? Then I can give you discernment for my redemptive purposes in the lives of those you meet.

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daily word - correction

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Do you like to receive correction? Yet my word promises that you need it and will receive it. Do you think of it as the same thing as punishment? These are separate concepts. Punishment is the penalty for wrongdoing. It looks to the past and imposes judgment. Correction means to make correct. It addresses things  that are wrong for the purpose of making them right. It doesn’t imply judgment and it doesn’t look to the past, but rather to the future for improved performance. Do punishment and correction feel the same to you in the moment?

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daily word - converted?

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My follower Peter was well known for his enthusiasm. You may know people with the same trait and may find it attractive or a nuisance. I was not threatened by Peter, but still I told him that it was after he was converted that he would strengthen his brethren. You can see that he went through many difficult things, and was indeed sifted like wheat, but his faith did not fail. You may not have Peter’s enthusiasm, but you have other positive qualities I have given you. Do you understand that the same principle applies?

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daily word - earmarked

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Do you give money to support my work? In some cases you are given the choice to give to support a particular need, or you can choose to let those who receive the money apply it where it is needed most. If you trust someone enough to send them money, can you also trust them enough to do the right thing with it? This is your choice, but consider the parallel. I lavish blessings upon you in material resources and in many other ways. Not all of them are for you to consume directly, but provide the means for you to pass on and bless others.

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daily word - freely give

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Freely you have received, freely give. This is such a basic simple principle that it is hard to argue with, but have you ever encountered someone who has an obvious gift from me that they are stingy with? Or someone with a powerful gift from me that expects money, or recognition or power in exchange for exercising it? This is not to criticize the practice of freewill offerings, and if those are handled graciously it is clear that they are to be freely given so the giver can be cheerful. If you recognize that everything you have is a gift from me, then I have set a precedent by which you can pass it on without charge.

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daily word - soul hunger

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You know that your body cannot live without food. Do you know that your soul cannot live without meaning? You know when your body is hungry. Do you know when your soul is hungry? You can live your life doing the same activities that others do, but if you do not have a sense of purpose and meaning then you are just going through the motions and your soul will wither and die. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. It is no accident that the language of appetites is used in this passage. Blessed are those who recognize the hunger in their soul and know how it may be satisfied in me.

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