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Lent Day 9 – True Faith Brings Commitment

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Insights on From the Grave: A 40-Day Lent Devotional by A.W. Tozer

by Heather Novak – Director of Connections/Valpo FUMC

Millions of professed believers talk as if He were real but act as if He were not. And always our actual position is to be discovered by the way we act not by the way we talk. (A.W. Tozer)

This strengthens me and convicts me too. As I look at others I wish would help and volunteer more, I wonder about their faith. When I look at myself, however, I need to confront the same things. I judge people, I am critical and I am selfish. Some days I do not want to grow closer to God because I understand the sacrifices I would need to make to honor him….and I do not want to change.

How can I both lean in to God, study his word, pray and ache to hear from him in tangible ways…but still buy more than I need, eat more than would sustain me, speak words that do not encourage or uplift? How can I be aware of the discord within my own faith journey…and do very little to fix it?

Can I trust God to be God?

HN

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