The Alabaster Jar: Keep Your Own Leftovers

The alabaster jar calls us to the place of moving past ourselves. And of realizing that God deserves our best, not our leftovers…

What is there about human nature, that causes us to keep the best for ourselves? Even children instinctively grab the largest cookie. For though we all have altruistic moments, altruism is not natural for us. And that’s why the Alabaster jar accounts of in the Gospels set our spirits soaring. Deep inside, we know it’s what we need.

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Show Us How, Lord (Corrie ten Boom)

Lessons from a concentration camp on how to love our enemies, die to ourselves, endure hardship, or follow Christ’s hardest teachings…

“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples asked in Luke 11. Not that they didn’t pray, all practising Jews did. But Christ’s prayers showed them they didn’t know how to pray as God desired. And they wanted to know how.

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We Always Leave a Testimony

What fragrance are we creating and leaving behind with our life?

Every day, regardless of where we are or what we’re doing, we are creating a testimony. EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE IS AROUND.

Now I realize that may sound strange, yet it’s true. Even when far from others, heaven is watching how we live, what we do, and what we say. And we’re building our heavenly portfolio, you might say.

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