He walks determinedly to the holy city, angrily into the temple, wearily into Gethsemane, painfully up the Via Dolorosa. And powerfully out of the vacated tomb. So do tennis players. Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot.
Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell.
He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers.
We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace?
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It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. If you have questions about the end of time, or if you have concerns about what will happen to you, this program will help you look at the end of time as a source of comfort rather than chaos. These are difficult days in our world's history. Natural disasters are gouging entire nations, 1.
But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God's love and life? Do you find it hard to believe that the One who made everything keeps your name on His heart and on His lips?
Did you realize that your name is written on the hand of God Is. Perhaps you've never seen your name honored. And you can't remember when you heard it spoken with kindness. In this book, Lucado offers the inspiration to believe that God has already bought the ticket-with your name on it. Written for playtime and bedtime, happy times and fearful times, and all times in between, the Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers is a wonderful collection of classic children's prayers and new prayers by best-selling author Max Lucado and his wife Denalyn. These prayers will help your child see that God is always there for them, ready to listen, guide, comfort, and love.
Because you can't stop every scrape, heal every broken heart, or banish every bully, but you can teach your child to pray. Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear. They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. Questions about sex, finances, and forgiveness. Unsettling questions regarding illness, suicide, and eternity. Do angels really walk among us?
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