Walking with conflict, but the right motives

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
We all want things to always be right (go the way we want), to have peace, to get along with everyone and be happy. They don’t and that just doesn’t happen. Problems and conflict are inevitable. But how we handle them is up to us. We control our intentions, our motives. How quickly we forgive. What we learn and how we grow.

A verse…

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV)

A devotion or two…
Why Conflict is Important to Your Story
CrossCards: Encouragement for Today – July 23, 2018

The Bible is filled with stories of conflict and resolution — woven into the human experience. Perhaps one of the greatest stories is Joseph and his brothers, found in Genesis 37-50…

Joseph’s heart is tender and forgiving toward his brothers, and he speaks words that echo to this day for all of us who wonder if anything good can come out of the conflict we are experiencing: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20, NIV)…

…life isn’t conflict-free today. Nor will it ever be. As a pastor once said, “You are either just getting out of trouble, in trouble now, or about to enter trouble.” It’s inevitable. But so is God’s power! When we look at conflict in light of eternity, it takes on a different perspective.

His Nature and Our Motives
My Utmost for His Highest

The characteristic of a disciple is not that he does good things, but that he is good in his motives, having been made good by the supernatural grace of God. The only thing that exceeds right-doing is right-being…

The great wonder of Jesus Christ’s salvation is that He changes our heredity. He does not change human nature— He changes its source, and thereby its motives as well.

A prayer…
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior. Lord, thank You for the promise of Jesus’ resurrection. What hope it brings my current situation to know there’s no conflict so difficult, no moment so dark, no situation so hopeless that You can’t bring good out of it. Today I choose to trust You rather than rely on only what I can see. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s prayer from today’s devotion.

A song…
Thy Will
Hillary Scott

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Audible – current listening to…
Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Recently finished…
Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Malcolm Muggeridge’s: A Third Testatment ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The End of Christendom by Malcolm Muggeridge ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heretics by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just As I Am by Billy Graham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost Connections by Johann Hari ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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