• Posted on October 15, 2017 6:00 am
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    Is your love for God alive? How are you at loving the body of Christ? How about the people in your church? If you are on your way to church, or have already been to church today, what do you feel for the people who sit around you? Have you introduced yourself? Have you opened up your life to them? Have you asked how things are in their world? As much as we want to have people care for us, people all around you need care too. My sail gets filled by praying for others. Not just “going through the motions” prayer, but sincere heartfelt prayer, taking their need before the Father, and believing that things can change in their world. Circumstances can change, physical bodies can be healed, relationships can be restored, provision can be made, all because someone listened and took time to express the need to God. So make church and your small group, your recharge time. . God can do something amazing because we ask him to. And then he can use you to help recharge someone else.

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  • Posted on October 14, 2017 6:00 am
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    What makes you special? I love the thought that everyone has the fingerprint of God on their lives. He has a special plan and purpose just for you. In the big picture of life, we can look around and think there are definitely people in my world who are way better at many things, but God still chose you He chose me. We do the best with what He gave us and then give it back to him. If we really want to experience greatness in the kingdom of God, there is nothing more vital than being empowered by the Holy Spirit. On our own we can do ok, but empowered by the Spirit of God, we have that X factor, we have the power source, we have the ability to go beyond our ability and do something great for God. So be filled, stay filled and get refilled like it says in Eph 5:18. The actual original text says be being filled with the Spirit. That means continuously continue being filled with the Spirit of God! That’s the x factor you are looking for! Sounds like your are ready to get recharged!

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  • Posted on October 13, 2017 6:00 am
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    What are some ways that you feel refreshed and revitalized? I’m an outdoor girl, who loves the sunshine, so being outside with the sun on my shoulders doing anything, walking, hiking, skiing, biking, on the water, whatever it is, that is how I get recharged. I also know my drains. Computer issues, feeling overwhelmed with housework, or just work in general, or just having more things to do than time to do them in, not only drains me, but makes me feel stressed. So when I do have to do the stressful, draining things, I make time for the things that refresh me. So if it is just a few minutes outside in the sunshine between working on the computer for a few hours, or making a plan to actually go on a hike in the mountains during a stressful week. One thing we have to do is recharge our battery. Get some fresh energy blowing in your life. Do something refreshing today! Fill your sail and start sailing free.

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  • Posted on October 12, 2017 6:00 am
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    We all have done this…we’ve done something thoughtless, or said something insensitive, or worse forgot an important date, and then we kick ourselves over and over and over. Sometimes we can be so hard on ourselves. One way to quit the self abuse, is to begin finding humor and laughing at our mistakes. It is way easier said than done, because we don’t want to appear that we didn’t take seriously our mistakes, but really, we all do dumb things. Give yourself a break. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Pick yourself up, and start laughing. We are human! Can you imagine how Peter felt after denying Jesus three times? I’m sure there was serious kicking of self going on. This Jesus who Peter and followed and loved, even warned Peter that this would happen, and it did. What a failure he must have felt like. What do you do when the worst happens? You pick yourself up, in Peter’s case, he got filled with the Holy Spirit, and a whole new man emerged. His past failures didn’t hold him back from a awesome future. God still used Peter mightily, and He wants to use you too. Get ready!

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  • Posted on October 11, 2017 6:00 am
    princessleah
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    Do you live with purpose and focus everyday? I would love to answer yes to that, but all of us have our off days. How can we keep our sense of purpose and stay focused on what God’s plan is for our lives? One of the things that has helped me is to write it down, make it plain, and give myself reminders. In the book of Habbukkuk, it says, write the vision down, so that those who read it can run with it. Running with it, means make it come to pass. If we want to make things happen in our world, we have to have a bullseye to shoot at. With out a target, your arrows will never hit the bullseye. So take the time to write things out. Keep a notebook by your bed. If you get an idea in the middle of the night, write it down. I love the notes icon on my Iphone. I use it all the time. If I think of a sermon title, or a illustration, or even a hook for a song, I am writing it down right away, because when you don’t, it will go away. Even if you think you will remember, you probably will not. So write it down, make it plain, so you can run with it!

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  • Posted on October 10, 2017 6:00 am
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    If we want to move away from just the duty we feel to walk this Christian walk, and really enjoy our life in Christ, it takes some adjustments. If we just make a list of things we need to do and then keep on checking them off dutifully, we might miss the joy of a real living, vibrant relationship. We didn’t become Christians to join a religion. We aren’t religious people, we have a life giving relationship with Jesus. It’s a friendship, and friendships bring joy to our life. So make some adjustments: Instead of just reading your Bible everyday, dutifully, think of it as God’s love letter to you. He wrote you words to encourage and bless your life. Get excited everyday to read and learn and grow in God. Instead of just rattling off your prayers each day, let the Spirit of God direct your prayers. What needs to be prayed at the moment? Instead of just attending church and your small group because you have to, why not come prayed up and ready to give out to those who gather together with you. You are blessed to be a blessing! You have the opportunity to look at things either way, as a drag or a blessing. Look for blessings! This life is not a duty, its a delight! Let those words recharge you inside!

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  • Posted on October 9, 2017 6:00 am
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    Intro: Hi, this is Dorette Schaal with your dailyeword. This week as we talk about being recharged, we will decide to immerse ourselves in a culture that is life giving. We don’t want to just go through the motions in our walk with God. We want to live in a way that there is evidence that we have an intimate, loving relationship with God, that is fresh and vibrant. Here’s a recharging word for you this week. Here is your dailyeword. I think we have all been at the place where we are just going through the motions in life. Perhaps you might have heard this chorus from a song by Matthew West. I don’t want to go through the motions I don’t want to go one more day Without your all consuming passion in side of me I don’t want to spend my whole life asking What if I had given everything? Instead of going through the motions. How easy is it to just routinely do what we thing we must, without passion or heart behind it. What can you do today to make your walk with God more fresh and vibrant? Could you set aside time to spend with God, just worshipping Him, or reading His Word, or maybe even just being quiet in His presence? So often we busy ourselves with things that don’t matter and miss taking time for what really is important. Do some self assessments today, and then make some adjustments. Live a life with no regrets!

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  • Posted on October 8, 2017 6:00 am
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    Be honest with yourself. How good are you at being self aware? Most of us are good at giving our selves lots of grace, but flunk at giving very much grace to others. We judge ourselves by our intentions, and other by their actions. How about we change that. Look deeply into your situation right now. How can you begin to get out of the frustration, discouragement, or disappointments you might be facing right now? Could a little more time in the Word of God help? Probably. Could a little more time in fellowship with other believers help? Probably. Could spending time talking to God, instead of whining to your friends help? Probably. How about sharing your heart with your small group? Can that help you get a better perspective and maybe even help pull you out of the slump that you might be in? Probably! So take a good look, and decide. What can I do right now to let the energizing power of the Holy Spirit sweep away some of the junk that I have let build up in my life? If you start by asking that question, you are starting at a great spot. God’s got a great future ahead of you.

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  • Posted on October 7, 2017 6:00 am
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    We have all faced disappointments. Sometimes we can even feel trapped by life circumstances. Too often people try to find a way through them and make all the wrong choices. Once we have Jesus in our life, we don’t need the crutches that the world uses to get through life. We don’t have to dull our pain through alcohol, drug use, or unhealthy relationships. Sometimes even Christians do those things, but it never makes the disappointments or the feelings of being trapped go away. The opportunity arises for all humans, and sometimes especially as believers, because we have an enemy who really does hate us, and it out to destroy us. But, because of the blood of Jesus, we can have a relationship with Jesus and become overcomers. We have overcome! You are an overcomer. Just like the wife who receives the check after her husband, the champion of the world defeats his opponent in a boxing match, we have received the same thing. Jesus fought the fight, and handed us the victory. So let some of the energizing fresh air of the Holy Spirit sweep through your life and recharge you. Good things are about to happen.

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  • Posted on October 6, 2017 6:00 am
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    Looking for love in all the wrong places. There is a song by that title, and it not only happens in the world, people in church do the same thing. Perhaps it is you, or you know someone who keeps making wrong choices when it comes to relationships. Perhaps you’ve lowered your standards, or have decided to get ahead of God’s timing and stepped into a land mine when it comes to relationships. If that is you, there is a way out! God gives grace to those who humble themselves and ask for forgiveness. When we do things God’s way, life rises to a whole different plane. The satisfaction and fulfillment we were looking for arrives! It may come in a different package than you expected, but doing things God’s way pays off in the long run. If you thought your husband or wife would bring you the joy you’ve always searched for, they won’t. If you think the job promotion will make you happy, it won’t. Our joy comes from Jesus, living big on the inside of us, making us new, filling us with life and recharging our spirit daily. Looking for love? Love on Jesus first, and see what happens!

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