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I Got This!

You know that awkward moment when you’re trying to go through a door, someone’s in the way and they have no idea you’re trying to get in?

I think it’s like that when we try to earn God’s grace by being nice or going to church a lot or other religious stuff – we actually end up getting in the way of what God wants to do in us. Ouch!

Pride blocks grace, humility opens it up for us. Has pride maybe crept into your life? Are you a bit like, ‘speak to the hand God, I got this!’?

‘But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ James 4v6

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10/28/2013

I remember watching a sci-fi movie where alien beings could read each other’s thoughts and communicate without speaking. I was terrified! What if people could see the ungodly things that sometimes go through my mind: the anger, the pride, the lust, the greed?

The woman at the well in John 4 must have been astounded when a complete stranger described her history of failed intimate relationships. Awkward moment of note

Your secrets aren’t secret to God. He loves you, the whole you, the broken you. His body was broken so you could be made whole. Jesus invites us out of the things that tie us up, and into the joy of living free and openly with Him. Will you accept the invitation?

Read the story in John 4 here: http://bit.ly/17pO5jW

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