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Y Is for Your Unique Growth

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And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting. Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed. 1 Corinthians 15:37-38   God causes us to grow into exactly who He wants us to become. God nurtures us to become someone new. We grow and change at His pace, according to His plan. We cannot cause ourselves to grow. We merely cooperate with God by receiving the resources He places in our lives for growth. Family, friends, teachers, and even people we don’t like can be part of the process God uses to create growth and change. Just as a plant no longer resembles the seed, our lives will no longer resemble who we once were. We are growing to become more like Jesus as we allow Him to live through us.     Get This Series as a Free PDF   Transformed by God: An A to Z...

Grace Rehab: The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You by Bill Giovannetti

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Grace Rehab The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You Bill Giovannetti 2015 214 pages   For years I have been struggling to earn God’s blessings. I have poor health and cannot work outside the home, but Christians always told me I just needed to “have more faith” or “pray more” or things like that. I interpreted that to mean I had to do more to earn God’s favor. Bill Giovannetti blew away my faulty thinking. He says, “A blessing is a gift of grace.” Based on that definition, I can’t earn God’s blessings; they are freely given. God gives blessings, not paychecks. And therefore, you don’t serve God for blessings. If you had to work for them, they couldn’t be called blessings, by definition. Do you realize what this means? This means God doesn’t bless you because you studied your Bible this week . . . because you prayed extra hard, or . . . because you gave more. –Bill...