Heidi Baker

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​Reckless Devotion Day 86
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We are not experts. We haven’t learned how to do church and revival; we only know to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God (see 1 Peter 5:6). We gravitate to the low things of the world. Competition and comparison with others don’t suit our DNA. We feel no pressure to succeed and excel, but we find joy in doing things well by the power of the Spirit. 
God’s ways are the reverse of the world’s. We waste our time on the un-influential and the few, stopping for the one. We show that God cares when no one else does. We go to the neglected, the forgotten, the lonely. We will go anywhere, if possible, to minister to the meek and desperate, the poor in spirit who truly understand their need of God. 
The truth is, we are doing what Jesus has told us to do where He has placed us. You must do what God has told you to do wherever He has placed you. But these values we have learned are transferable. If you can learn to humble yourself and depend fully on Jesus, in reckless devotion, you will see miracles. You will see fruit. You will see broken filled with His presence, you will begin to see His life spilling out all over. 
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things…” (John 14:26, NASB).

Ann Voskamp: Sometimes smiling is an act of defiance 

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Just exhale (right now) …and Smile. Feels better, doesn’t it? Practice it again: smile. “Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. 

He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.” Ps.42:5 MSG. 

Sometimes smiling is an act of defiance against what’s pressing down hard. Sometimes smiling is an act of sheer bravery. 

Sometimes smiling in brokenness is how we re-member: We are the Resurrection People & there is more happening than what seems & we practice our faith. Practice Smiling. Practice Joy. Practice counting gifts. For it’s in praising our Savior in all things that we are saved from discouragement in all things. 
#TheBrokenWay #PreachingGospeltoMyself

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