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Finding a Rhythm

Finding a Rhythm 150 150 Bevan Russell

I hate running! But at the same time, I love it … is that even possible?I’m not sure whether I can claim to be a fully fledged runner just yet but in my short “career” I find myself asking the same question after every single run. Is this ever going to get easier? I was…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 40 Living with Purpose.

40 Days of Purpose: Day 40 Living with Purpose. 150 150 Bevan Russell

Congratulations! It’s Day 40. “Living with purpose is the only way to really live. Everything else is just existing.”Rick Warren Most people struggle with three basics issues in life: Identity – “Who am I?”. Importance – “Do I matter?”. Impact – “What is my place in life?” The answers to all these questions are found…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 39 The Art of Balance.

40 Days of Purpose: Day 39 The Art of Balance. 150 150 Bevan Russell

“Our life is a pentathlon of five purposes, which we must keep in balance.”Rick Warren Our purposes are summarised in the Great Commandment and Great Commission. These statements sum up a life of purpose. Essentially God has five purposes for our life: “Love God with all your heart”: We are planned for God’s pleasure. Our…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 38 Life on Mission

40 Days of Purpose: Day 38 Life on Mission 150 150 Bevan Russell

The Great Commission is our mission. “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all.”Mark 16:15 MSG We have a choice to make. We can settle into our salvation but stay self centred or we can live saved and called. Called into a great mission. There…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 37 Sharing Your Life Message

40 Days of Purpose: Day 37 Sharing Your Life Message 150 150 Bevan Russell

God has given you a life message to share. The moment you became a believer you also became a messenger. God wants to speak to the world through you. You may feel like you don’t have anything to share but that’s a lie. You have a whole life to share! Your life message has four…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 36 Made for a Mission

40 Days of Purpose: Day 36 Made for a Mission 150 150 Bevan Russell

It’s the final week of our 40 days of purpose. Well done for getting here and my hope is that this has been truly impacting. From The Purpose Driven Life book by Rick Warren we have explored five major purposes for our life. You are planned for God’s delight.You are formed for God’s family.You are…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 34 Thinking like Servant

40 Days of Purpose: Day 34 Thinking like Servant 150 150 Bevan Russell

Like much of life, service starts in the mind. To be a servant requires a mental shift. God is always more interested in why we do something that what we’re actually doing. Attitudes count more than achievements. Here are five attitudes of a true servant: Think more about others than about ourselves. True humility is…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 33 True servanthood

40 Days of Purpose: Day 33 True servanthood 150 150 Bevan Russell

“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.”Mark 10:43 MSG We serve God by serving others. How do we define greatness? Society has defined greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige, and position. In our me-first western culture, being a servant is not something highly esteemed. Jesus, however, measured greatness in terms of service…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 32 Using What God Gave You

40 Days of Purpose: Day 32 Using What God Gave You 150 150 Bevan Russell

Surely God deserves our best. There is an expectation by God that we make the most of what we’ve been given. Don’t focus on what you don’t have, instead, simply do your best with what you do have. How do we do our best with what we’ve been given? Begin with assessing our gifts and…

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40 Days of Purpose: Day 31 Understanding your Shape

40 Days of Purpose: Day 31 Understanding your Shape 150 150 Bevan Russell

Only you can be you. No one on this planet has the same mix of factors which make you, you. This means that no one else, except you, can play the role that God designed for you. If you don’t make your unique contribution to the world and the Body of Christ, it won’t be…

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