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Are you pressing on?
September 4, 2009

For we are His workmanship, created in Jesus Christ unto good works.

--Ephesians 2:10

Today I want to tell you something very important about the dreams that God gives us: His dreams are always reflective of the things that he cares about.

You see, if God's going to put a dream in your heart or mine, it's going to be a dream concerning something that's vital to him. So you know that his dream for you won't be about building your ego, ambition, or achievements. It will be about advancing the work of God on earth.

Today's Scripture says that God has created us to do good works. So when God gives you a dream, it won't involve you just sitting around waiting for something to happen. He's going to have you doing good things for him.

In my view, one of the greatest Christians who ever lived was the apostle Paul. Yet he still had to say, "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:14). Now, if someone like Paul had to press on, that means you and I should have to press on as well!

So today, I want to encourage you to press on… and keep pressing on! Don't settle for mediocrity in any area of your life. Press on in your spiritual walk, press on in your family, in your career, in your relationships, and in your ministry.


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Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out

Dear Friend,

Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
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