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Free to Be Relentless

Relentlessly pursuing God is not necessarily easy, but it’s definitely worth it. However, you can’t really pursue God until you’ve first experienced real freedom.

God is in the business of setting us free, and it’s glorious to be free from guilt, condemnation, and always wondering what people are thinking of us.

We’re set free from the concern of failing when we know who we are in Christ.

This brings us the courage to be able to step out and pursue God’s promises. One of the greatest freedoms God has given me is the freedom to be me.

For years I tried to be something I wasn’t, feeling like I needed to be like this or like that, all the while knowing I wasn’t like everyone else. Yet, I kept trying to be like others until I learned through my relationship with God who He created me to be.

This also set me free from me, so I can focus on Jesus and reaching out to others the way He wants me to.

Philippians 3 says Paul was determined, or relentless, to have the things that Christ Jesus died for, to know Him and the power of His resurrection. I believe when we are born again, there is a spirit of determination that rises within us.

We can call it Holy Spirit passion or zeal, and it’s what gives us the ‘oomph’ we need during hard times to say, ‘I will not give up on having an intimate, passionate, deep, personal relationship with God. I will not give up on being all that Christ wants me to be.’

Be relentless to stay in faith and receive God’s promises. Remember, you belong to Him and He’s given you a relentless spirit!

Prayer Starter

God, I want to live a new life, relentlessly pursuing You and Your promises. I trust You to help me become all You created me to be and experience true freedom.

Phillippians 3:10

10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death


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When It’s OK To Say «No»

In Numbers 11, Moses gives us an example of what we can do when we’re under stress.

Talk about pressure, he was leading the Israelites through the wilderness on what should have been an eleven-day trip and instead ended up taking forty years.

The people were depressed and weeping over their situation. In verse 14, Moses tells God, «I am not able to carry all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.»

Like Moses, it’s okay for us to say, «I’ve reached my limit.» Yes, scripture says, «I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me» (Phil. 4:13), but that’s really referring to times when we face various trials and situations that God will help us through.

It doesn’t mean we should take on so many responsibilities that we completely burn out, like the woman who is raising five kids, works full-time, serves on the church board, etc.

Sometimes, it’s all just too much…and it’s okay to admit that. It’s also okay to say «no» to some things so you can really enjoy life the way God intended.

Here’s a newsflash: You and I don’t have to be like everyone else or keep up with anyone else. God created some people to handle large amounts of work, but many people aren’t made this way.

Each of us needs to be who God created us to be, and we don’t have to apologize for it. We each need to individually find the balance of responsibility God has established for us to live in so we can enjoy our life, instead of making ourselves sick with an overload of stress and pressure.

When you reach your limit, go to God, just like Moses did. He will help you find a saner, healthier lifestyle.

Prayer Starter

God, sometimes it’s hard for me to slow down and say no to more responsibility. Help me to live with the balance of responsibility You created for me, so I can live with Your peace and enjoy life.

Numbers 11:12

12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors?


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Boundaries Have a Purpose!

Exercising self-control and self-discipline, and establishing boundaries and borders in our life are some of the most important things we can do. A life that has no discipline is one that’s filled with carelessness.

The Word of God establishes the necessary boundaries to keep us in God’s safety zone. It tells us what we can do, and what we better not do, to be safe.

As Christians we can think it’s kind of exciting to live life on the edge. We like the image of «Yeah! That’s me! Living on the edge!» It’s become a popular way of looking at life. But to be honest, God doesn’t want us living on the edge, because if we’re living on the edge, then we have no margin for error.

Highways have lines, one on each side and one in the center. These lines provide margins for our safety while we’re driving. If we go over the line on one side, we’ll go into the ditch. If we cross over the line in the middle, we could get killed. We like those lines because they help keep us safe.

It’s like that in our personal lives, too. When we have boundaries, borders, and margins, we feel much better and experience God’s peace.

The key is to go to God’s Word, where He has laid out all the boundaries we need to live by. Let God direct your path every day.

Prayer Starter

God, I recognize the need for boundaries in my life. As I read Your Word, show me how to apply Your healthy boundaries in my life today.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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A Sustainable Life

Are you living a sustainable life?

Maybe you’ve caught yourself saying things like, «I can’t do this much longer. I just can’t keep this up forever.»

When you make comments like these, what you’re really saying is, «I know I have limits and that I’ve reached them, but I’m going to ignore them and see how long I can get by with it.»

Our body gives us warnings when we’re pushing too hard, like an ache here or a pain there. But we think, «I’ll be all right,» and we ignore the warnings until we’re too sick to ignore them.

I’m not proud of this, but for the first twenty years of my ministry, I felt physically terrible a lot of the time. I ran to doctors and tried all kinds of pills and vitamins.

The doctors tried to tell me that I was simply pushing myself too hard, but I ignored them.

I kept pushing myself to do all the traveling, speaking engagements, meetings, and so on, simply exhausting myself.

Finally, I realized that we can’t ignore God’s direction to take time to rest and not pay a price for it. So I made some changes and now I feel better than I ever have.

If you are living an unsustainable life, stop putting off making the changes you need to make. Don’t wait until something happens, like a nervous breakdown or a heart problem.

Make changes now to live the kind of life God wants you to live.

When you live God’s way, I can guarantee you’ll discover an overwhelming new level of peace in your life.

Prayer Starter

Lord, show me the unsustainable areas of my life. I submit them to You. Lead me into Your rest and peace today, so that I can enjoy my life and serve You for years to come.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters

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What Do We Do?

In the world we live in, we are going to have all kinds of problems, frustrations and difficulties. That’s just life. So knowing this, what do we do?

We must remain steadfast and persevere. In other words, the answer is never give up! No matter what’s going on in our lives, the victory is in refusing to quit.

Keep in mind that in the heat of our struggles, the Holy Spirit is probably doing His greatest work within us. He is not moved by the circumstances. If you and I really trust Him, we shouldn’t be either! He’s not in our lives for good times only, but for the difficult times as well.

He will lead us through anything if we’ll just hang in there and follow Him. This means being diligent in prayer, relentless in our resolve, unwavering in faith, and determined to stand firmly on God’s Word and His promises to us.

So many times we can be sidetracked by how slowly things seem to be going. In fact, the enemy loves to point that out! But remember, that’s when God may be doing some of His greatest work. You see, it’s not all about you and me. The Lord’s work in us is preparation for the work He wants to do through us!

I know life can be hard sometimes. But I also know that God will help us if we remain steadfast. Let’s stand on Galatians 6:9: «So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up».

So let me ask that question again: What do we do? My answer is, never give up! What’s your answer? 

Prayer Starter: God

I believe that You are at work in my life, even during difficult times. I choose today to remain steadfast and to never give up in obedience to You.

Galatians 6:9

9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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