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20 Truths: How Did I Get Here?

20 Truths from Christine Caine's latest book on how avoid drifting spiritually.
20 Truths: How Did I Get Here?
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(1.) “God knows the frailty of our humanity. He has been contending with it ever since the fall. He knows how effortless our drifting is.” (p.7)

(2.) “Neglecting a weak link can make all the difference in our staying anchored or not. That’s why God wants us to check our links…so we can stay connected to Jesus. When we find ourselves not where we expected to be, he isn’t the one who moved.” (p.13)

(3.) “You know you’ve drifted when…You stop trusting and you start controlling.” (p.15)

(4.) “Trusting God takes intentionality and perpetual, repeated choosing. It isn’t passive, but active—and our trust is tested with time and trials.” (p.19)

(5.) “When we experience the gap between what is and what will be, that’s when trust is most needed.” (p.38)

(6.) “When we take our eyes off Jesus, all we can see is the wound that’s hurting or the people who inflicted that wound. Then we start seeping— and drifting. But when we look up and look to Jesus, keeping our eyes on him, we begin to heal.” (p.57)

(7.) “You know you’ve drifted when…You stop wondering and you start wandering.” (p.61)

(8.) “God wants us having the right conversations with the right people, so we land in the right place. Especially when our questions cause us to question God.” (p.71)

(9.) “There will always be things we can’t figure out, can’t understand, and may never know the answer to, but our worst day with Jesus will always be better than our best day without him.” (p.83)

(10.) “You know you’ve drifted when…You stop praying and you start talking.” (p.85)

(11.) “Prayer is a privilege. An honor. A delight. Talking to and listening to our heavenly Father, with nothing and no one standing between us, is something we get to do.” (p.94)

(12.) “You know you’ve drifted when…You stop gathering and you start isolating.” (p.105)

(13.) “We don’t have to do anything ungodly to find ourselves drifting; all we have to do is simply neglect to gather.” (p.112)

(14.) “Though we are often hurt in community; we also heal in community. This includes the community of the church.” (p.119)

(15.) “Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to pursue the solution. And the solution for our souls is the anchor of our souls: Jesus.” (p.140)

(16.) “If we’re not careful, we can inadvertently settle for a Christian lifestyle that restricts us to living inside the bubble of the Christian subculture— instead of living the abundant life Jesus call us to live out in the real, live world.” (p.152)

(17.) “Imagine the difference we could make in people’s lives if we actually realized that we are a love letter sent from God to them.” (p.160)

(18.) “We are running a spiritual ultramarathon that will span the distance of a lifetime— and how we run that race will make all the difference in how we cross the finish line, or even if we will reach it at all.” (p.174)

(19.) “I did not build spiritual strength by doing the things that came easy to me, but by overcoming the things I did not think I could.” (p.186)

(20.) “If Jesus could endure his entire race, then I know that we can, too, and not just because he became fully man and demonstrated it for us— but because we are filled with the Holy Spirit! We are filled with the power to press on!” (p.189)

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