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June 7, 2013

Verna Davis: Way out of ruts is through grace and mercy

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Knowing God's love is full of grace and mercy should make us so happy we jump right out of that rut of complacency.

Sometimes we are in the deepest rut of all. It's the rut where we think about our lives on earth much more than our lives in eternity. We think about what we are going to be doing today, where we are going to go.

Our schedules, our to-do lists, our activities take up our time and thoughts. At the end of the day, we tumble into bed and say a hurried and harried prayer, hoping we don't fall asleep before we get to "Amen."

C.S. Lewis said, "If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this."

I hope history writes a different story about us, don't you? Isn't it time for us to get out of our ruts?

Verna Davis, author and speaker, writes in Frankton. She can be reached at Vrdspeaks@yahoo.com.

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