Meditations 11.29.20

What I’m praying over these days.

MLK Jr.

Old and New Testament Scripture

RHE

Ryan Holiday

Elizabeth Gilbert

Toni Morrison

Louie Giglio

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“We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality […] And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited […] Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:12-16, 21 NIV)

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“The great struggle of the Christian life is to take God’s name for us, to believe we are beloved and to believe that is enough.” (Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday)

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“‘Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.’” (Matthew 6:34 NIV)

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”Replace fear with process.” (Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle is the Way)

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“You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic)

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“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison

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“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

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“Christmas is a story of longing fulfilled. That’s why it gives us reason to celebrate the goodness and nearness of God in the midst of our waiting seasons.” (Louie Giglio, Waiting Here for You)

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