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More of God | Ephesians 3

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Welcome to Real Life. Do you want more?

“All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” –Charles Schulz

I am satisfied with too little of God. The realization struck me while reading Ephesians 3.
And I pray that you… may have power…to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. I crave more. More of God. More of his fullness. More of his love.

For a number of years, I downplayed the importance of God’s love. I didn’t think I was worthy of it. Is anyone worthy? So, I tried harder. I focused on my performance for God. Do this. Don’t do that. But we live from our hearts. When my heart lacked love, I was turning in a daily homework assignment for a grade, instead of writing God a love letter.




Love is foundational. Every person needs love. That’s how God designed us. Only he can fully satisfy this craving. That’s why God wants us…

Called to Be a Lifegiver! | 1 Timothy 2:15

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Welcome to Real Life. Happy Mother's Day!

In January, I was in church on a Sunday morning praying fervently that God would give me his message for the women of MUMs (Moms Uplifting Moms), our mother's ministry. I had been asked to speak at their Mother's Day Brunch. "Women will be saved through childbearing" popped into my mind. The entire verse reads,
But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
1 Timothy 2:15 NIV Childbearing does not saves our souls. Only Jesus Christ can do that. Rather, childbearing saves us in giving us a powerful purpose and calling—Lifegiver!

Since Coronavirus prevents large gatherings, my church (www.gracecma.org) recorded the message instead. (Message Notes/Resources)



Go and be God's lifegivers! 
Please consider sharing this with a mom who could use some encouragement. Thanks so much!