A Beautiful Defeat

A Beautiful Defeat

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Total surrender to God: the surprising key to experiencing the sense of peace and purpose you crave. There is a gnawing feeling inside all of us that says we could be better. If we would just be more organized or work a little harder, wea€™d finally have the rich and fulfilling life we want. But the message of the cross is different. The message is not one of God saying, a€œI died for your sins to work as a consultant to help you achieve the life youa€™re determined to have.a€ Jesus died to reconcile us to God so that we can die and give our lives to him and to othersa€”a total surrender that is truly a beautiful defeat! Perspective and peace in the midst of the stormy chaos of life are always available to the person who lives a surrendered life. The result is a rich existence basking in the pleasure and approval of God.The Bible says that we are to be ready to explain the gospel in season and out of season. ... As Christians we have the ultimate reason to not be afraid. ... panic in circumstances is when we start walking in our own counsel, moving further and further away from what God instructs us in his Word (our SEAL training manual!)anbsp;...

Title:A Beautiful Defeat
Author:Kevin Malarkey
Publisher:Thomas Nelson Inc - 2014-07-15


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