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Being fully alive

From our conversation in communitygroup last night, a few quotes:
The glory of God is a fully alive human being.

—Irenaeus, Against Heresies

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

—Howard Thurman

Your dreams must be such that only God can make them occur. Dreams are to take you to a point where only God can rescue you, and if they are dashed, a part of you will die. And if that part of you dies, only God can bring it back to life. Your dreams must take you into danger.

—Dan Allender

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Just when I needed something deep to chew on…thank you.
These quotes are amazing, and exactly what my soul has needed. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing them, truly truly!!!!!

Thank you for these.
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

—Howard Thurman"



For me, it's talking to people about where they are in their relationship with Christ, and helping them figure out what their next step might be. That just thrills me!

Besides, God has a tendency to use me to get people to really open up and spill their life story to me. It's really neat to hear people say, "I don't usually talk about this, but..."