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Make Every Effort

I remember reading Dallas Willard's "Divine Conspiracy" almost 20 years ago and that book has affected me in more ways than I can count.  What he presented was an argument for the "NOW" of the Kingdom of God.  Not a future Kingdom that I had been taught, but a reality of the life of the Spirit in the church that transforms not only the individual who puts their faith in Christ as Savior, but also transforms their entire world around them.  This was the "Divine Conspiracy" he wrote of.  

It saturated my mind, heart, spirit and soul and took me from the arm-chair intelligent side of Christ to the "walk along-side" as a disciple of mine in my Kingdom.

The book is one of my "All-time-Favorite" reads and one I have recommended to people in all phases of life.

Here are a few gems from Dallas writing:

“Suppose our failures occur, not in spite of what we are doing, but precisely because of it.” 

“We don't believe something by merely saying …

Look and See what God has done/is doing

Yesterday a friend visited and we talked about worship.This summer we’re exploring several of the Psalms and what they display more than anything is that no matter the circumstances, no matter the troubles, no matter the difficulties, no matter the joys and successes...all things come from God and so in all things we worship and stand amazed at his work.
This next Sunday we’ll mine the riches of Psalm 90.The author reminds us of WHY we worship God...
Psalm 90:1-3
1  Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
2  Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3  You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."

Why do we worship?Because He is the Eternal God, the Creator of the universe, including us, and we are part of his creation.The Psalmist reminds us in vs 12:
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
That’s the key...can we SEE?…