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Is The Contract Between The People And Government Broken?

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

02 Jan, 2024

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of life’s chaos, desperately needing a break, clarity, and a spiritual reset? Picture it like halftime – that pivotal moment when the coach steps in, recalibrates the team, and sparks a turnaround. The game isn’t over; this is a chance to come back stronger and claim victory! In recent weeks, a resounding message has been echoing in my heart and mind: January is the Church’s halftime! Our divine Coach is calling us to the huddle, to draw close, and let Him fine-tune our game plan – our values, thoughts, and behaviors. Amid the noise, He’s inviting us to step away, knowing that leaning into these divine moments will catapult us into the second half, ready for victory. And in this game, we already know the final score – He wins!

This post, "Is The Contract Between The People And Government Broken?." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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The Practice Of Thankfulness

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

02 Jan, 2024

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of life’s chaos, desperately needing a break, clarity, and a spiritual reset? Picture it like halftime – that pivotal moment when the coach steps in, recalibrates the team, and sparks a turnaround. The game isn’t over; this is a chance to come back stronger and claim victory! In recent weeks, a resounding message has been echoing in my heart and mind: January is the Church’s halftime! Our divine Coach is calling us to the huddle, to draw close, and let Him fine-tune our game plan – our values, thoughts, and behaviors. Amid the noise, He’s inviting us to step away, knowing that leaning into these divine moments will catapult us into the second half, ready for victory. And in this game, we already know the final score – He wins!

This post, "The Practice Of Thankfulness." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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Politics for People Who Hate Politics With Denise Gitsham

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

01 Nov, 2023

Have you ever felt the Lord’s call to enter a new season, city or job, only to be met with a landscape of darkness and dismay upon arrival? Have you ever questioned if you heard His voice correctly when it seems like the place He sent you is devoid of His presence and power? Oftentimes, we question whether we heard Jesus right when faced with environments and missions that don’t match our expectations. Do you continue on or retreat? You might even wonder, “What impact can I truly make in such a place?”

This post, "Politics for People Who Hate Politics With Denise Gitsham." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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It’s Time to Dream Again

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

01 Nov, 2023

Have you ever felt the Lord’s call to enter a new season, city or job, only to be met with a landscape of darkness and dismay upon arrival? Have you ever questioned if you heard His voice correctly when it seems like the place He sent you is devoid of His presence and power? Oftentimes, we question whether we heard Jesus right when faced with environments and missions that don’t match our expectations. Do you continue on or retreat? You might even wonder, “What impact can I truly make in such a place?”

This post, "It’s Time to Dream Again." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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A Top Gun Pilot Turned Entrepreneur’s Journey to Hearing God

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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Have you ever wondered if there are areas in your life you don’t invite the Lord to speak into? Maybe it’s your health, dreams, money, or business? Maybe you have subconsciously written it off as “unspiritual” or you have decided that He simply doesn’t care about it. 


I’d propose, the danger in our life lies in the space that we deem untouchable and undesirable to God — we limit His ability, restrict His access, and suffocate sanctified solutions necessary to move the mountains in our life. 


The truth is, the Lord does not see spiritual barriers — consider the life of Nebuchadnezzar or even Pharoah. God was speaking to them about very practical aspects of their leadership before they even knew Him or understood what He was saying. Yet, Nebuchadnezzar sought spiritual insight from Daniel who was attuned to the voice of God. 


It is vital that we examine our life with an understanding that the Lord is always speaking and He is talking about every area of our life. Yet, we often receive prophetic words in our life and don’t see the fruition of them because we have a belief system that limits us from receiving them in faith. 


Did you know that nobody else is going to guard, savor and protect your prophetic words for you? That’s right — what you receive from a word is very much up to you. Imagine how many words never come to fruition because we simply never take part in them, step into them or at the very least, remember them. Or it’s easy to mark them as impossible leaving all the work up to God to complete them in our life. But, the truth is we play a part in bringing the word to fruition on the earth. 


This may be a sobering thought but it’s so important to recognize that even if you get a word that makes no sense to you now, it doesn’t mean it’s not from God or not valuable. Remember that the value you place on the word determines the power you’ll receive from it! 


I recently sat down for a conversation with


Ed Rush
, a Corps F/A-18 pilot and business consultant. Ed shared in our conversation a wide variety of life experiences that led him to realize that God speaks and is speaking to us about every area of our lives. 

This post, "A Top Gun Pilot Turned Entrepreneur's Journey to Hearing God." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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Victoriously Winning Spiritual Battles: One Simple Truth That Will Help

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

01 Nov, 2023

Have you ever felt the Lord’s call to enter a new season, city or job, only to be met with a landscape of darkness and dismay upon arrival? Have you ever questioned if you heard His voice correctly when it seems like the place He sent you is devoid of His presence and power? Oftentimes, we question whether we heard Jesus right when faced with environments and missions that don’t match our expectations. Do you continue on or retreat? You might even wonder, “What impact can I truly make in such a place?”

This post, "Victoriously Winning Spiritual Battles: One Simple Truth That Will Help." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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10 Signs of a Noble City

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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Loving the poor, the broken, the helpless and the homeless is not only our responsibility, it’s our privilege! Those that “have” may not want the “have nots” around, (and sometimes for really good reasons), but great cities are judged not by the lack of needy people in their community, but by their capacity and compassion to care for them. What I am getting at is a great community adopts their less fortunate, takes ownership of all its citizens, and embraces them as valuable human beings. 


We do not have the right or the responsibility to hide our broken and poor people away from society so that the middle class and the wealthy are not inconvenienced by their presence. People who find themselves in this condition are not the responsibility of a few city council members, nor are they the responsibility of a couple of specialized ministries. They are in fact, the responsibility of all the citizens of our community! The truth is, (like it or not); we are our brother’s keeper. As citizens who want their city to be noble, we must do our best to meet the real root needs of these hurting people in a way that gives them a hand up, not just a hand out, understanding that some people simply don’t have the capacity to help themselves.


Whether it’s caring for the poor and needy, or starting a business, or something else completely, I want to encourage you today to write down one dream in your heart for the city you live in (which, by the way, I’d love to hear in the comments). And if you don’t yet have a dream for what could happen in your city, ask God for one! I know He will speak to you about the plans, hope and future He has for the land you call home!


Here are 10 signs of a noble city. Meditate on them, hold them in your heart, and dream about what this could look like in your city:

  1. The city is safe. You are not worried about your children being harmed or your home being broken into. When someone does commit a crime they are brought to justice swiftly.
  2. The city is prosperous. Industry is thriving and there are plenty of well paying jobs for everyone who wants to work. Therefore, unemployment is low and there is enough tax money to pay for all the necessary services.
  3. The educational institutions are excellent. They are training and equipping students in both life skills and occupational opportunities.
  4. There is a positive spiritual climate in the community led by many healthy churches.
  5. The morale of the city is high. People have a positive outlook on life and they are generally happy.
  6. The medical community is well-equipped and staffed to help bring physical wholeness to people.
  7. There is healthy recreation and entertainment in the community.
  8. The government of the city is honest, forward thinking, and wise.
  9. The city has a noble identity and purpose.
  10. The poor and homeless are well taken care of.


It’s time we begin to take ownership, have a voice, and therefore a vision for our cities! Let’s dream God-sized dreams for our land, serve wholeheartedly, and put action to our love for the places we call home!


This post, "10 Signs of a Noble City." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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How Perseverance Can Help You Experience Abundant Life

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

01 Nov, 2023

Have you ever felt the Lord’s call to enter a new season, city or job, only to be met with a landscape of darkness and dismay upon arrival? Have you ever questioned if you heard His voice correctly when it seems like the place He sent you is devoid of His presence and power? Oftentimes, we question whether we heard Jesus right when faced with environments and missions that don’t match our expectations. Do you continue on or retreat? You might even wonder, “What impact can I truly make in such a place?”

This post, "How Perseverance Can Help You Experience Abundant Life." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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Two Keys for Learning How to Think Like God

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

01 Nov, 2023

Have you ever felt the Lord’s call to enter a new season, city or job, only to be met with a landscape of darkness and dismay upon arrival? Have you ever questioned if you heard His voice correctly when it seems like the place He sent you is devoid of His presence and power? Oftentimes, we question whether we heard Jesus right when faced with environments and missions that don’t match our expectations. Do you continue on or retreat? You might even wonder, “What impact can I truly make in such a place?”

This post, "Two Keys for Learning How to Think Like God." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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The God of Tech || a Conversation With Ryan Collins

NOTE: This is a reprint of a post from the Kris Vallotton's website. Kris is a member on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I share his posts here because I am always amazed at the insights the Lord gives him.

 

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By Kris Vallotton

01 Nov, 2023

Have you ever felt the Lord’s call to enter a new season, city or job, only to be met with a landscape of darkness and dismay upon arrival? Have you ever questioned if you heard His voice correctly when it seems like the place He sent you is devoid of His presence and power? Oftentimes, we question whether we heard Jesus right when faced with environments and missions that don’t match our expectations. Do you continue on or retreat? You might even wonder, “What impact can I truly make in such a place?”

This post, "The God of Tech || a Conversation With Ryan Collins." is an excerpt (part or whole) from Kris Vallotton's website, "https://www.krisvallotton.com/."

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