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“Jacqueline, dear, do not speak unless you can improve the silence.”  (Movie Quote)   I love this line. Even though it was spoken adversely in the movie, there is so much wisdom in these words and such great advice for us as Christ Followers.  Yes, we are called to take a stand for the hope we have in Christ, but sometimes, the best way to do that is to be silent and let God work in the hearts and minds of people in conflict with us.  Jesus modeled this on several occasions when confronted to reveal Himself, defend Who He is, or speak on a cultural issue. He quoted Scripture, gave a parable, or He stayed silent. No matter which method, He always pointing to His Father.  The world needs Jesus. The world needs to see and hear Jesus in us.  When the Lord moves you to speak, speak with boldness the message He has laid on...

Did you know that nothing can take space in your head or heart unless you let it?  For something to take root and have influence, you have to surrender to it and permit it to take authority.  I have to remind myself of this often because I love to shift blame and pretend I have no choice — I’m helpless to the power of something. Sounds stupid, right?  I’m starting to realize that this victim mentality I’ve become comfortable with is really telling of a deeper issue — I’m not surrendering to the Lordship of Christ.  In failing to do so, I submit myself to every emotion while claiming to be a victim. It’s ridiculous. I must stop giving power to the unhealthy things that want to take control in my life.   It’s like God told Cain, “If you do well, will you not be accepted. And if you do not do well, sin lies at...

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