Discussions About Faith and Life: How Did You Come to Faith?

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Let’s spend some time focused on some questions.  The goal is to build a community where we move beyond the surface and dive into some real conversation.

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Are You Running? – Six Things I Learned About Trying to Run from Purpose

Checklist:

  1. Running Shoes On: Check
  2. Ready to Run: Check
  3. Running Route: Unknown

There’s a problem with this checklist, and it’s not the unknown running route.  It’s not a bad thing to run if you are exercising or training for a marathon.  (There are probably some other good reasons to run as well.)  However, it’s when you think about running or actually end up trying to run from where God is calling you to be that an issue arises.

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Breaking a Routine is Brave

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Lately there has been a lot of change in my life and in the lives of many of the people I love.  The change is good change.  The change is a deviation from a routine.

A routine often brings a sense of comfort.  You know what is likely to happen and how to deal with it. There are minimal surprises, if any. There is just predictability and repetition.  Things may get boring, but at least you know what is coming.  (At least that is what a routine may lead you to believe.)

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Priorities: God Predated Technology

Accidentally forgetting your phone one day can teach you so much about your priorities.  What you think you are going to do in a given day can easily be put on hold while you scramble to retrace your steps to find your phone.  You may or may not necessarily be concerned about missing texts, calls, or emails.  You just know that you always have your phone with you and right now you don’t have it.  Right now your phone is sitting somewhere that’s not with you.

Recently that was my life and my story.  I got to my destination and discovered that I didn’t have my phone with me.  In the midst of searching for my phone and trying to convince myself that I didn’t leave it behind, God flipped my perspective and reminded me that it was time to check my priorities.

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