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Day #28 – 30 Day Challenge

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c26We’re finishing up our final section in Thirty Days of Devotion and discussing priorities for the last time.

Today’s article still focuses on keeping our priorities in line with Christ. In particular, having the same attitude as He when He became obedient to death.

Despite the claims that so many health and wealth evangelists make about how God wants us to be happy, He’s not constrained to the itty-bitty-living-space of a lamp.

He wants us to have joy whatever comes our way. And scripture bears out that we will have trouble. So strike that un-biblical sermon. He’s also not all that concerned with our financial statements or wellness scores, except when it comes to what He has planned for us.

He is more concerned with the folks across the street from you who might not know Him. He’s not nearly as concerned with the physical health as He is with the spiritual health of a friend or neighbor.

So as we set priorities and struggle to follow and finish well, our concern has to be lifted heavenward, not on ourselves, our reputations, or the size of our house or make of our car.

Someone’s eternity might very well depend upon our attention to God’s details.

Your turn: Do you have someone on your heart that needs to see Christ in our actions, your attitude, or your forgiveness? What’s stopping you?

Only 2 days left in our Thirty Days of Blessing. Wow. This was a mountain when I started it. I can see how my daily walk with Christ has become more meaningful. I hope you have benefited as well! See you back here tomorrow with “Empty?”

Until then, I hope this song encourages you. It sure helps me when I fail to do what I talked about above!

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

4 thoughts on “Day #28 – 30 Day Challenge

  1. I will certainly be praying for you both in your unique situations!

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  2. I have my Mom on my heart. She is saved but has walked away because of some Christian that hurt her. I try to share when I can but to no avail. All I do is pray these days. I totally agree with both of you, our physical condition is not nearly important as our spiritual condition. I hope my mother see that how happy I am in spite of my illness difficulties.

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  3. My brain fog is really, really bad today (probably because enough clouds to keep pollution in town down near me but not enough rain to wash it away). But trying to think through the fog–yes, eternity matters SOOO much more than now, not even comparable. I do have someone on my heart, but I don’t know what to do…. I am confused by the situation but praying God will give wisdom….

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