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Your Greater Is Coming


Greater Is Coming! This inspiring book is filled with personal stories, faith-building Scriptures, and biblical examples of God’s goodness that will encourage you to believe for more. It’s a book that will help you look past any struggle and realize that God can use our setbacks as a setup for something greater.

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Today's Word: Sep 26, 2022

In John 5, Jesus healed a man lying beside the pool of Bethesda who had been crippled for thirty-eight years. Why did He tell him to take his mat with him? After all those years, that mat was dirty, ragged, and probably stunk. Why didn't Jesus tell him to get rid of it? Because that mat was there to remind him of what God had done. It was part of his story. Whenever people asked him, "Why are you carrying that ugly old mat?" he would say, "No, this is a beautiful mat. It's a reminder that God healed me."

The reason God leaves mats from our past is not only that we'll remember what He's done, but so we can tell others. The mat means you're healed, you're forgiven, and you can walk again. You may still have your mat, but that's simply to remind you of the greatness of our God. When you see other people who need healing, let them know that what God did for you, He can do for them.



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