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Into the Deep End
Theme of the Week: Stretched by God
Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: Gideon said to him, "Me, my master? How and with what could I ever save Israel? Look at me. My clan's the weakest in Manasseh and I'm the runt of the litter." (Judges 6:15, The Message)

Dig Deeper: Judges 6-7

Has God presented you with a calling, task, or mission so daunting that it raises all kinds of doubts and fears?

Maybe you heard, "You're going to be a father." And you thought, ...

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Prayer for the Week
Lord, growth happens most often in times of stretching; please give me the grace to humbly submit myself to your will—even when it hurts—and let you transform me into the man you want me to be.

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ANTHONY Swaggerty

May 08, 2014  5:59am

This is a great way to get focus back in a day. When things get tough, monotonous, that is when we need to remember you are being molded by God. Great read. Patience to persevere.

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Curt Schleicher

May 01, 2014  9:34am

Let me preface this story by stating my profession--an elementary school Resource Teacher. Well , it's June and I've been ready for summer to arrive for @ least 2 months now. And, like the rest of my profession am diligently going through the check out list to ensure myself that all is in order before leaving for 'my summer job.' The principal is doing a similar process with my files to ensure that they 'meet her standards.' When she calls me into the file room where she was working, and indicates she has discovered 'an error that needs to be corrected before my departure.' To me it's not as big a deal as she's making it out to be, and, yes, 'correcting it' will throw my schedule in total disarray. To make a long story short, we finally came to a mutually agreed compromise that brought the issue to conclusion. Looking back on it, if I had accepted the correction as pointed out I would have minimized grief on my part. Listen to God. Do not fight Him for control. God always wins.

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William Andrew Wilson

May 01, 2014  7:33am

Sometimes we look back into history and place leaders on such a high pedestal based on their successes not realizing how they truly viewed themselves. How will my actions today be seen be others in the future?

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