1. Love. Love. Love. the way you value and treasure God’s Word. It is powerful to pierce our hearts. I wrote this recently and I know you get it…really get it: It is not how many Bibles we have, but how we handle the one in our hand that makes the difference.We do not control the Bible to make it come out right. The message controls us to make us come out right.

    • Kathy Schwanke

      It amazes me how powerful it is and how little we know of it’s worth in our country. I think of Christians in North Korea, Africa and China who will hide three pages of it in a hole in the ground to protect it and risk their lives doing so. And who will walk miles and miles barefoot, and spend hours and hours under the teaching of it at great cost.

      And Jesus’ words about Mary, “She has chosen what is better.”

      Fighting distractions, and maintaining a right focus is a daily fight- by grace we win. Pressing on in the upward call… Thanks for stopping by Chris! 🙂

  2. Thanks Kathy for the invite to link in!!! My prayer group went through Chip Ingrams Romans study several years ago and out of that we have maintained the mantra of Philippians 4:6,7 about being anxious. Isn’t this world filled with anxiety? So it is memorized and tucked ready to use in a moments notice in my heart and it works!
    I praise God for His Word!
    Blessings dear sister!

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Glad you linked up Kimberly! Your post fit the topic well! The world-yes…daily opportunities to practice trust. 🙂

  3. Sister, you supplied an entire army’s worth of fighter verses in this post!! What a treasure! What a blessing! This was a great reminder for me: “The ONLY way we will FAIL to STAND (other than not engaging in the battle) is by unbelief in the love and power of our Savior, Jesus. ” It really is true….victory is ours for the asking, ours for the believing. Victory may not always look like we imagine it, but we walk in victory because of Christ living in us. Thanks for the encouragement.

    • Kathy Schwanke

      It is a reality seared in my heart via experience Leah. And I love that we are not alone, but have each other. Glad we are on the same team! xo

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