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Rank #76 in Christianity category

Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller's gift — a pastor's heart and a poet's pen. Max's message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches and writes to the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, the discouraged.

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Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller's gift — a pastor's heart and a poet's pen. Max's message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches and writes to the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, the discouraged.

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Great reminder for my daily walk with Jesus

By Ccv123 - Aug 23 2018
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Looking for guidance and quick snippets for my day words to live by❤️

Great way to start the day

By Manchvegas66 - Jun 15 2018
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Love starting my day with Max!

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500 Ratings
Average Ratings
411
46
21
14
8

Great reminder for my daily walk with Jesus

By Ccv123 - Aug 23 2018
Read more
Looking for guidance and quick snippets for my day words to live by❤️

Great way to start the day

By Manchvegas66 - Jun 15 2018
Read more
Love starting my day with Max!
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Max LucadoMax Lucado

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Rank #76 in Christianity category

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Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller's gift — a pastor's heart and a poet's pen. Max's message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches and writes to the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, the discouraged.

Rank #1: The Michelangelo Impact

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Three years into my role as senior minister of our church, a former senior minister returned to live in our city and serve on our staff.  Charles Prince was thirty years my senior, Harvard educated, and a member of the Mensa society.  I was in my thirties, a rookie, and a charter member of the Dense Society.  Charles said, “There will be no tension in our relationship.  I’m going to be your biggest cheerleader.”  And he was— for twenty-five years, until the day he died!

Intentional encouragement has a Michelangelo impact on people. The sculptor saw the figure of David within the marble and carved it out.  The encourager does the same.  He sees your best self and calls it out, not with a chisel, but with words of affirmation. That is how happiness happens.

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Sep 13 2019
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Rank #2: Jesus Affirms Peter

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Encouragement occurs when we “come alongside and call out.”  Jesus modeled this.  Peter was prone to speak too soon and boast too much.  Yet Jesus saw something in the heart of this crusty fisherman worth calling forth.  Jesus asked his followers, “Who do you say that I am?”  I hear silence.  Finally Peter spoke up.  He looked at the penniless rabbi from Galilee and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16).

Jesus all but jumped for joy at the confession.  He even changed the apostle’s name.  Simon would now be called Peter, a name that is next of kin to petros or Rocky.  Simon, the man who expressed rock-solid faith, needed a rock-solid name.  Jesus did to Peter what encouragers do.  He summoned the best.  He built Peter up.  Will you do the same for someone else?

Read more How Happiness Happens - Finding Lasting Joy in a world of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations

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Sep 12 2019
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Rank #3: A Crowd of Encouragers

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God is “the God who gives endurance and encouragement” (Romans 15:5).  God encourages us.  So does Jesus.  Jesus called the Holy Spirit paraklétos, the noun form of the very word for encouragement.

Scripture encourages us.  “The Scriptures, according to Romans 15:4, were written to teach and encourage us by giving us hope.”  The saints in heaven encourage us.  Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.  And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”

A “crowd of witnesses” applauds from the heavens, calling on us to finish strong.  The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, the holy Scriptures, and the saints.  God places a premium on encouragement.

Read more How Happiness Happens - Finding Lasting Joy in a world of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations

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Sep 11 2019
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Rank #4: Encourage One Another

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My big brother used to pick on me.  For Dee no day was complete unless he had made mine miserable.  He stole my allowance.  He called me a sissy.

But all his cruel antics were offset by one great act of grace on a summer day in the park. He picked me to play on his baseball team.  Everyone else was a middle-schooler.  I was a third-grader.  I went from the back of the pack to the front of line, all because he picked me.  Dee didn’t pick me because I was good.  He called my name for one reason only.  He was my big brother.  And on that day he decided to be a good big brother.

The New Testament has a word for such activity–  encouragement.  “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).  This is how happiness happens.

Read more How Happiness Happens - Finding Lasting Joy in a world of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations

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Sep 10 2019
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Rank #5: The Society of the Bent Timber

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One of my favorite places on earth is a grove that sits on the Guadalupe River.  It’s a peaceful place.  And trees, oh the trees.  They weather the winters and celebrate the summers.  And they are all bent.  There is no perfect tree.  Even so, they provide the perfect place to find peace. Humanity is like that grove of trees.  Though we attempt to stand tall, none of us succeed.  We all twist and turn.  We are a collection of bent timber.  And that’s okay.

There is beauty in our bent-ness.  So enjoy the Society of the Bent Timber.  Cut people some slack. Reduce your number of pet peeves, be patient with people who pet them.  The world, for all its quirky people, is a wonderful place to live.  And the sooner we can find the beauty, the happier will be.  That is how happiness happens.

Read more How Happiness Happens - Finding Lasting Joy in a world of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations

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Sep 20 2019
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