August 24 / Proverbs 24 / Luke 11

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Proverbs 24:10

It is through the hard things in life in which we grow.

It is how we grow.

It just is.

“Do Hard Things” one book title tells us.

Avoiding hard things is avoiding growth into a more mature person.

“Accept the universe” as some have put it.

When you hide from the hard things, you are not strengthened, but rather linger in a state of perpetual weakness. Stopping a few reps short in the weight room “because it hurrrrts” (say in a whiny voice) gets you nowhere near beast mode strength.

It is the pushing through the pain, it is those extra few reps, that actually do the work required for growth.

Luke 11:36

The pure in heart, truly seeking God will be illumined by His light. I believe you can even be seeking in the wrong place, but if you are sincerely seeking truth, seeking the mystery that is God with a completely open heart, He will reveal Himself to you.

Be single-mindedly focused.

Allow His light into every part of your life.

Don’t withhold any parts to be kept in darkness. There is freedom in the whole self being exposed to the light.

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