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#BLESSED

Dear (Insert Your Name Here), I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be blessed. I think it’s a word we like the sound of and a concept/state of being we all want for ourselves as Christians – and on some level even as human beings in general – but I don’t quite think we understand what it means TO be truly blessed. Somehow, we have made the mistake (I believe) of attaching ‘blessed’ to material gain and social standing as Christians. We hashtag #blessed on our Instagram photos posing by our new cars, or use the word when we tell others about the rare opportunities we get. ‘Blessed and highly favored’ is one we frequently use to describe ourselves even in anticipation of some sort of wealth or social gain. And I get it – we all want the blessings of God. And we know that…

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Saying Crazy Yeses (RTBP Week One)

If you grew up going to Sunday School, you probably spent several Sundays learning about Noah and his ark, and all the cute animals that he gathered into it when the rains came to wash over the earth. Now that you’re older, you probably have some good questions: “Why did God choose Noah?” “Why an ark?” “What is gopher wood?” “How big was the ark really?” “How did Noah get the kangaroos on the ark?” “Wouldn’t the lions have eaten the sheep… and Noah?” “Where did you find a giraffe in those days?” “How loud was it on the ark?” “Why would a good God destroy His creation?” Of course, the answers to some of these questions are much simpler than others, and I will not be attempting to answer all of them today. What I do want to do is get you thinking about two things that stood out…

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Setting Yourself Up to Win in 2018

There is always something special about the New Year. It signifies a clean slate – a chance to start over, to try again, to do things a little bit differently than before. While the unknown typically tends to be scary territory, there is just something about a new year that brings hope instead of a sense of foreboding. And I’m all here for it. You will hear a lot of people say, ‘Here we go again with the new year resolutions!’ as they roll their eyes with disdain. Please feel free to ignore them ( and if you are one of such people, I still love you all the same). There is absolutely nothing wrong with setting up goals and dreaming for a new year; I seriously question the passion of people who DON’T go into a new year with new goals and visions. Timing is important when it comes to…

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Ask Slayed & Saved: “Questioning My Faith”

Hello! First, I am so excited to have found your blog – it is a breath of fresh air in my life   I am having major issues in my walk with God. I’ve begun to question him and everything surrounding Christianity and I do not want to. I find myself resenting the thought of giving thanks and praise to God, because my mind keeps saying ‘he is wicked; he watches innocent people be killed and die every day, he is going to let some of his children who did not even have the opportunity to know him go to hell, how could this be a loving God worthy of praise?’ That sort of thing. I dislike this a lot and it is seriously tormenting me. I want to love God and I want to be able to be strong in my faith but I just…can’t. What’s your take on this?…

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Ask Slayed & Saved: “Questions”

Hi. First of all,let me just say that I am glad I was told about this blog. It has helped me accept certain things I struggled to accept when I started taking my relationship with Christ seriously. Now to why my title is ‘questions’ . I know you don’t have all the answers and I probably should be asking God but I feel like He doesn’t hear me when I talk to him albeit I don’t always do the talking.  I try but whenever I decide to seriously take time off and pray something comes up to distract me and I’m left rushing through a prayer and going on with my day. Either that or I start sleeping. So my first question is How do I hear God amidst the noisy and busy schedule I have and how do I pray effectively.. If there’s such a thing. So I’ve been…

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The Two Most Dangerous Prayers You Should Be Praying

The two most powerful – and most dangerous – prayers you can pray as a Christian are ‘Use me.’ and ‘Your will, Lord, not mine.’ These two declarations are like lighting the fuse on a 4th of July fireworks display; you’re not quite sure what the exact timing of the explosion will be, but it has the potential to be both fatal to self and glorious in execution. Growing up I always found myself drawn to the words of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s song, ‘Use Me’: I remember a story in the Bible days You took a man called Moses with a rod in his hand You told Moses, “Take the rod in your hand, stretch it forth and walk on dry land” If You can use anything Lord, You can use me I remember a story, I remember it well He took a shepherd boy, David, with a sling…

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What to Do With Your High Standards

Anyone old enough to have had any sort of life experience will tell you that you will get to a certain point in your mid-to-late 20s where people around you will begin to question your life choices – that is if they haven’t already. Questions will range from the timing of your masters and eventual PhD degree, to the number of kids you plan on having, and the exact number of years you plan on having between them. If you happen to, like me, fall into the category of ‘still single’ during these blessed years, the situation will spiral downwards fairly quickly. Your parents’ narrative will go from, ‘Focus on your studies’, and ‘Don’t waste your time with boys who will waste your time’ to ‘Stop being so picky’ in the blink of an eye, and without any forewarning whatsoever. One moment, they loved you and wanted your well-being, and…

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Why You’re Not Talking About Jesus (And How To Get Over It)

Evangelism. Let me start off by saying how much I dislike the word – not because I dislike the act in and of itself, but because I hate the imagery it has come to incite: people standing on street corners, condemning people of their sin and calling down hellfire on them unless they repent and turn to Jesus. I think that we can agree that often evangelism has not been the church’s greatest strength (slavery, anyone?), but the heart of it is still important and relevant for us as Christians today, so I will use the word anyway and ask that you please refrain from gagging at its mention. However which way you feel about the imagery, and how it has been used historically, evangelism, at its heart, is important for every believer. You don’t find the secret to eating everything you want and not gaining weight and keep it…

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