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This week on Reaching Your World.

Series: Luis Palau | Unshaken

Do you sometimes find yourself overwhelmed by life’s circumstances?  This week on "Reaching your World with Luis Palau," Luis tells us we can find direction and courage in God.

Sometimes, it's Hard Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christianity is all about having a relationship with Jesus. Fortunately for us, Jesus gives us endless love and new life for free. But just because it’s free, doesn’t mean the Christian life is always easy.

G.K. Chesterton once said, “The problem with Christianity is not that it has been tried and found wanting, but that it has been found difficult, and left untried.” Sometimes I hear from people who say they want the life that Jesus offers, but they are fearful of giving up certain behaviors or ways of this world.
What these people don’t know is that in in giving up our old selves, we find abundant life. The Bible says in Matthew 16:24-26 "…Jesus told his disciples, ’If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.’”

The Christian walk can at times be difficult. Especially in this day and age. But I promise you, a life lived for Jesus is a life of true abundance. It is a life filled with the Holy Spirit. It is greater than anything else we could have here on earth. Pass that on to your friends.                     

This is Luis Palau. 
 

God is Like Light Monday, October 16, 2017

I’ve met many people who’ve become stuck in their faith because they cannot physically see God. Even some strong, committed Christians have fallen into this trap. Because we don’t see God, and we live in a hyper-visual time in history, it’s easy to forget that God is there. But indeed, God is always there. And His presence is the light we need to get by in this life.

G.K. Chesterton famously said, “God is like the sun; you cannot look at it, but without it you cannot look at anything else.” Similar to the sun, God guides us through dark places. He provides light to get through dismal seasons. In Psalm 119:105 the Bible says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

When I think of a light in the darkness, I often think of Daniel from the Bible. Daniel trusted God when He was in some very dark places—like the lion’s den. It took time, but by relying on God, Daniel went from a dark, near-death experience to a position of great power over all of Babylon. If God did that with Daniel, just imagine what He could do with you, since Christ lives in you.

This is Luis Palau.

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