August 29, 2021 | Dr. Jim Bradford | 2 Corinthians: Gritty Spirituality - Are You a Spiritually Confident Person? :: YouVersion Event
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August 29, 2021 | Dr. Jim Bradford | 2 Corinthians: Gritty Spirituality - Are You a Spiritually Confident Person?
August 29, 2021 | Dr. Jim Bradford | 2 Corinthians: Gritty Spirituality - Are You a Spiritually Confident Person?
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What is it that weakens our spiritual confidence?

* A guilty conscience
* Seemingly unanswered prayer
* PREOCCUPATION WITH PERSONAL PERFORMANCE (2 Corinthians 3)
Dr. Gail Johnsen, All There: How Attentiveness Shapes Authentic Leadership
“I failed to realize that pushing and shoving and doing all the ‘right things’ does not bring life to your soul--ever.”
Defaulting back into the fading glory:

* Encountering God is reduced to attending events
* Spiritual disciplines become ‘duties’ instead of ‘doorways’
* External rituals replace internal transformation
Dr. Gail Johnsen, All There: How Attentiveness Shapes Authentic Leadership
“Surprisingly, I did not hear the accusing voice I had heard so often, ‘you need to try harder.’ When in reality, my restless soul was a sign of God’s gracious activity. I was not the one producing all this; I was the one being acted upon.“

"My longing for something more did not come by my own efforts but by way of invitation. Perhaps the spiritual life is less about striving and more about noticing invitations.”

Embracing a new way:

* Christ’s invitation to an EXCHANGED life . . .
Embracing a new way:

* Christ’s invitation to an EXCHANGED life . . .

* Christ’s invitation to an ATTENTIVE life . . .