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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 - empathy

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Is it possible to feel the pain of others? This is known as empathy and compassion. Everyone admires these qualities but they are not so commonplace in practice. It is easy to look at others and see the ways they are different from you. This makes it easy to exclude and reject them. Do you dismiss those you consider to be in trouble of their own making? It is harder to identify with those you consider to be different from yourself but can you begin with the ways you are similar rather than different? This is a first step, but I have called you to do more than this.

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daily word - pray to change?

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Why do you pray? Do you like the promises that you can have anything you ask for in prayer? How has this worked out for you? Yet if you believe it, what would you ask for? You know better than to offer selfish prayers, and you are sensitive enough to be aware when others do this. I have already promised to meet the needs of believer and unbeliever alike, whether they pray or not. So what if prayer didn’t ‘get’ you anything except a change in yourself? Would you still pray as fervently as you do now?

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daily word - Plan B

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One day I wanted to meet with my people. I arranged it in advance. When the time came, the encounter proved to be too intense for the people. They proposed plan B, that Moses should meet with me and relay my instructions back to the people, and they would follow them. And so legalism was born. This is easier than encounter, but it was not what I wanted. You see the very same principle in effect today. How many believers do you know who live their life of faith through someone else, or reduce it to a formula? But I don’t want that for you any more today than I did for my people long ago.

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Daily Word - judge not

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You are familiar with my admonition not to judge others, for in doing so you establish a standard by which you are judged. Have you ever heard anyone criticize Shakespeare as an author, or Beethoven as a composer? Those doing so are inviting criticism of their opinions, for the reputation of these men is better established than the opinions of their critics. You don’t have to wait until the end of the age for harsh judgment to work against you. Haven’t you seen an immediate response, that those who offer judgment without mercy invite judgment by the same standards against themselves?

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daily word - learn or win?

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Are you easily threatened and heavily defended? Or are you looking to learn and grow? A politician engaged in a debate as part of his campaign is not looking at this experience as an opportunity to explore possibilities and learn. Neither is an attorney in court. Both are looking to win. These are special cases but some people extend these concepts to every area of life. You have encountered such people and know that their minds are fixed and resistant to change. Are you willing to release your desire to win that you may be open to persuasion and moving forward into greater truth?

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daily word - Martha?

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What do you get out of the story of Mary and Martha? Most people draw the wrong conclusions. Was Martha wrong in serving me? Yet I claimed the role of a servant myself, and told my disciples to follow my example. Too many people who find fault with Martha are eager to sit at the feet of a television set rather than at my feet hearing my word, which is harder. I have provided you with enough time to both hear my word and serve me. If you commit yourself to both sitting at my feet and serving me you will find that one complements the other.

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bitterness immunity

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I said that it was not what went into a man that defiled him, but what came out of him. For the food you eat passes through you and is eliminated. But divisions and hatred and strife emerge from within. In like manner with bitterness it is not what you eat but what is eating you. Offenses that you do not release will remain and grow within you spreading poison. You have seen this type of toxicity work its way to the surface in others. Don’t let it take hold in you. Is this easier said than done? This is a beneficial side effect of laying down your life and dying to yourself.

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daily word - self-pity?

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Do you feel sorry for those who feel sorry for themselves? By logic this shouldn’t be necessary, since they already have this task completely covered, but your instincts are correct to have pity on those who are mired in self-pity. This is a miserable condition that is not useful for them or anyone else. Does it seem a great burden to lay down your life, and pick up your cross, and follow me? Yet dying to yourself implies that self-pity is no longer an option for you and in this I am doing you a favor.

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daily word - consider the source

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Have you ever heard anyone tell you to ‘consider the source’? This is meant to make you feel better about criticism from those who are not qualified to give it. This may make you feel better, but it is an invitation to judgment. You can consider criticism on its own merits. If it is valid, receive it. If it is not, reject it. Criticism can be given with destructive intent, but it can also be given in love and with redemptive purpose. Do you find this type easier to take? Other people feel the same way.

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daily word - stock answers?

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Are you easy to classify on the basis of your beliefs? Do you think that Christians have a certain set of predetermined political positions that you signed up for when you committed yourself to me? Beware of those who know the answers before the questions are asked, and of those who would pressure you to recruit you to their cause. My word leaves the door open for everyone to consult his own conscience on some issues and be fully persuaded in his own mind. Hold your political opinions with a loose grip. Paul was willing to become all things to all people that some might be saved.

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

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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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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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