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  1. pjgracecommunity
    June 12, 2012

    I’m publishing a book related to this point , I hope many will receive help to a full and free salvation that is Grace driven, great post!

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    • Janet Sketchley
      June 12, 2012

      “free salvation that is Grace driven” — beautiful way to put it, Peter. May your book touch many hearts.

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  2. Linden Barrick
    June 12, 2012

    Amen! Kind acts and goodness should flow from love not from a need for approval or acceptance. I needed this reminder today! Thanks!

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    • Janet Sketchley
      June 12, 2012

      This was a new thought to me, Linden, and a bit freeing. Blessings!

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  3. ginnyjaques
    June 12, 2012

    Sometimes I find myself giving in to people, not for their approval, or God’s, but just because I’m weaker than they are and they are taking advantage of me. I need to be strong in these cases, because allowing someone to control you is not good for either of you. It’s hard to know when it’s good to give of yourself for the sake of others and when it’s not. Self-sacrifice is a good thing, if it’s done under the direction of the Holy Spirit. But if it’s not, it can be damaging to everyone. We need God’s wisdom. Thanks for the thought-provoking post, Janet.

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    • Janet Sketchley
      June 14, 2012

      More to chew on, Ginny. Thanks for adding these points.

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  4. raisethegaze
    June 18, 2012

    Janet,
    This is a significant area pertinent to the spiritual life and character, and addresses an area of weakness in my temperament and life.
    Thank you for your excellent thoughts.

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    • Janet Sketchley
      June 19, 2012

      Peter, this fear-motivation is insidious. I wonder if anyone doesn’t struggle with it. My prayer is that God will capture more and more of our focus, so we’ll be acting from a desire to please Him instead of to please ourselves or appease others.

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