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Romans 9:25-26 ESV

As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”

“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’” 

I like the way these verses are paraphrased in The Message translation: “Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!” they’re calling you “God’s living children.” 

“I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies.” Since, as Paul writes in Romans 3, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” and “There is none righteous, no, not one,” that means all of us. Even the one you think is so perfect that you can’t measure up. The one whose very “perfection” is the excuse you use to keep on sinning. 

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Romans 9:25-26 ESV

As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”

“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”

I like the way these verses are paraphrased in The Message translation: “Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!” they’re calling you “God’s living children.”

“I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies.” Since, as Paul writes in Romans 3, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” and “There is none righteous, no, not one,” that means all of us. Even the one you think is so perfect that you can’t measure up. The one whose very “perfection” is the excuse you use to keep on sinning.

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"Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.””

John 11:41-44 NKJV

We’ve all seen the meme that says something about praising God in the hallway when He hasn’t yet opened the door, but why? Why should we praise Him when our miracle seems further away than ever, when each day of waiting and hoping brings more pain, more tears, more vulnerability, more wounds?

Why? Because God honors that kind of crazy faith with miracles that lift us up and carry us forward. When we love Him with abandon, He answers speedily and decisively, in ways that shock everyone but us, because we’ve already thanked Him for the miracle. Even if we haven’t reached our goal, we know we will soon.

And even though we’ve already praised Him, the very fact that He’s brought us closer to our goal makes us want to praise Him all the more. What was dead will be made alive. Praise Him in the graveyard of your broken dreams and darkest fears — and count on the miracle.

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And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
1 Peter 1:17-19 NKJV

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In battle with an area of secret darkness, it’s crucial to enter wide-open dialogue w/God about it. Open-faced prayer flips the light switch. Bondage gets no deeper than when we’re too ashamed to pray. But sometimes we don’t pray yet because we’re not finished with it yet.
Beth Moore, via Twitter

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