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January 22, 2007

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mike h

Great thoughts! I've had the experiences lately of wondering "do I do this" with the "this" being a act of duty. ie going to a visitation, making a tough phone call, etc...

What has helped are a couple of thoughts. The first is thinking, "this is who I am", which is the faith piece of knowing Christ is in me. Then the second thought is "this is what I do", which is the courage of taking simple little steps and trusting God. Every day God uses my weaknesses for His glory...

Gary Rohrmayer

Great insights ... I find it interesting that 'duty' is not a popular word these days ... but it usually is the difference between success and failure ... 'duty' moves me beyond my emotions and helps me keep my head in the game and my focus on God.

mike h

Yep! I wonder if duty sounded better back in the day?

I've been working through Bible and Christianity 101 with a small group and have moved into Developing Spiritual Foundations. This morning as we talked about getting better at prayer / bible study / fellowship, I used the term 'practice' in order to improve. Practice certainly helps athletes and keeps their head in the game. Is that a good equivilent for duty? It seems kind of weak...

Gary Rohrmayer

No I don't think it is weak ... practice is the act ... discipline or duty is how you get there.

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