Life Lesson (from journal): "Major losses are inevitable in life, but with a strong spiritual foundation we can remain standing and grow stronger."
Kerry and Chris Shook notes: God never abandons us. He suffers right along with us and knows more than anyone what it means to lose a child, to be rejected by His people, to be betrayed by a friend.
If you have anything other than God at the center of your life when the earthquake of problems hits, your center won't be strong enough to hold you together. Why is God the only suitable center for your life? Readings (Colossians 3:1-5; 1Timothy 6:17-19; 1Samuel 2:2-8; Isaiah 44:6-9)
God designed us to live in community, gladly offering help when others need it and gracefully accepting help when we are in need.
"Faith is the sturdiest, the most manly of the virtues. It lies behind our pluckiest...strivings. It is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of the sunshine." -Ruth Benedict
"This is what I found out about religion: it gives you courage to make decisions you must make in a crisis and then the confidence to leave the result to a Higher Power. Only by trust in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose." -Dwight D. Eisenhower
How do you know if God is truly the center of your life? You stop worrying!
If you want to take the One Month To Live Challenge you can get started anytime by ordering Kerry and Chris Shook book "One Month To Live". I would love to hear your feedback on how this journey has changed your life.
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