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"Recalculating"
Theme of the Week: Let God's Word Rock Your World
Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Who Said It … Francis Chan

Francis Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He is the author of numerous books including Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, and Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples. He is also a contributor to Louie Giglio's Passion—the book from which this week's readings are adapted.

What he Said … "Recalculating"

The thing I love most about my GPS is how she (my GPS is female) deals with my mistakes. Sometimes she'll tell me to turn right, but I was distracted so I messed up. But she never gets mad. All she says is: "Recalculating."

When she says, "Recalculating," I hear her saying: "Francis, you made a wrong turn, but don't worry. It's going to take a little longer now, so be careful to listen to me next time, but I'll get you there."

That's what the Holy Spirit has done my whole life. I've taken some wrong turns. And he says, "Recalculating. It'll take a little bit longer now because you really screwed up. But don't worry. I will get you there."

I hope you hear the Holy Spirit saying that to you when you find you're not where you thought you'd be in your walk with the Lord. Recalculating. Don't worry. I'll still get you there.

At some point, though, we have to listen. We have to trust that God's Word is trying to direct us. It's time to listen to the instructions God gives.

Key Study Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-25

Adapted from Passion by Louie Giglio with Francis Chan and other contributors (Thomas Nelson, 2014; thomasnelson.com) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.

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Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, may I read my Bible with great reverence and expectancy, knowing that I'm reading words that are inspired by you and able to convict me of sin, offer me guidance for daily living, and help me to know you in ever-deepening ways.

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ANTHONY Swaggerty

July 14, 2014  6:12am

Amen, for that word. Directing me to a joy filled life if I let Him do it. Thank you for the pointers. a Great word indeed. Anthony

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JOSEPH J TURNER JR

July 13, 2014  5:50pm

Thank you men for your writings. I receive encouragement seeing other men's input on the MOI web blog. Don't doubt many men read your words and think yes that is me too. Never forget to sharpen each other as iron sharpens against iron. Thank you MOI for being a faithful place for men to learn. I look forward every week to see what God is imparting to me and I share everywhere I go. Everyone needs Jesus!!!!!

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Garrett Atkinson

July 13, 2014  11:01am

thank you lord for showing me direction when a stumble or am misled help me to know that the path set out is always yours to fellow and in his name amen. The word is something and it direct you like the holy spirit can once you trust in and believe/

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Curt Schleicher

July 13, 2014  10:16am

Thanks for the much needed reminder. LORD GOD , remind me daily as i read your word that these words i have the privilege to read are your voice from heaven. May i give them the reverence they deserve. Daily let me take their content to heart and take action where necessary in myself and my family's life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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NELSON FAGUNDES

July 13, 2014  9:44am

Touching prayer for the week. Thank you.

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