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Day 1: Filling the Earth with His Glory

Posted on 29-Aug-08 16:39 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Tomorrow thousands of women will come together in what could be a historic moment among Christian women.

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Day 2: Bearing Fruit: Day

Posted on 29-Aug-08 16:32 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Do you ever think about how you want others to remember you after you’re gone? Do you have a strong determination to finish well? Are you asking God to make you spiritually fruitful as long as you are alive?

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Day 3: Daughters of Biblical Womanhood

Posted on 29-Aug-08 16:27 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

The biblical model for learning the art of womanhood is this: those who have gone before gladly come alongside those who are following behind them. At almost any age, you are both older and younger than some of the women around you. So consider the women in your church body. If you are not currently investing in a woman who is younger in her faith, pray about who you should offer to disciple.

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Day 4: Passing On the Baton

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:42 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Do you have a burden for the next generation of young women to know the truth, to live meaningful lives, to fulfill God’s purpose, to have healthy relationships, and to love their husbands and children well? Do you see it as your responsibility to pass on to them the wisdom you have gained from knowing God’s Word and learning to live it out in the laboratory of life?

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Day 5: No Need to Fear

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:38 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

How do we counteract our fears? How do we deal with life courageously? By being so familiar with God's character and His ways that His perfect love casts out all our fear. In other words, the key to overcoming fear is trust. It is not trust in a solution or a formula, but it is an abiding confidence in the character and faithfulness of God.

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Day 6: Arguing with the Potter

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:36 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

When we finally learn to trust the Master Potter, our struggle will cease, anger and fear will flee, and we will find rest and tranquility in Him.

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Day 7: Treasures of Darkness

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:32 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

In every storm, every trial of affliction, there are hidden treasures waiting to be unearthed.

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Day 8: God Is in a Class by Himself

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:27 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Rarely do we admit it, or are probably even aware of it, when we are attempting to play God or step into His position. But every time we choose to disobey Scripture, every time we take things into our own hands or decide to go our own way, we are dethroning God and stepping into that role ourselves.

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Day 9: Condemning God

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:20 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

We can become so blinded by our own way of thinking that we deceive ourselves into believing that we know best how to run our lives.

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Day 10: I Am God; You Are Not

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:14 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

We need to remind ourselves regularly, Although I may imagine that I am right and have all the answers, I didn’t cause the sun to rise this morning! He is God; I’m not!

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Day 11: The Time Has Come to Wail

Posted on 29-Aug-08 15:08 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Jeremiah called for the women in his day to mourn and grieve over the things that were grievous to God. Where are the “wailing women” in our day? May we be women who truly and deeply care about what concerns the heart of God.

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Day 12: Intercession

Posted on 29-Aug-08 14:55 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

What specific prayers are you praying for your family and closest friends? Do you know their deepest desires and longings? Are you interceding for them in prayer for specific areas of spiritual growth?

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Day 13: Courageously Persistent in Prayer

Posted on 29-Aug-08 14:50 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Courageous praying is done with a conscious awareness of who we are speaking to. It is praying that believes there really is a God who hears and answers prayer according to His good pleasure. It is prayer that seeks His glory supremely, above every other human desire.

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Day 14: Seeking Him

Posted on 28-Aug-08 21:02 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

God wants to reveal Himself to you; He wants to fill your heart with Himself; He wants to set you free from every unholy passion; He wants you to drink deeply of the joys found in His presence . . .

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Day 15: Knowing Him

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:57 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

God is alive—and He is not silent!

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Day 16: Intimate Relationship

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:54 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Sometimes we feel that God isn’t speaking; however, the problem may be that we aren’t listening.

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Day 17: The Transformed Heart

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:45 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Use God’s Word to inform your thinking on the issue of womanhood. Commit yourself to reading at least one book that promotes biblical womanhood this year.

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Day 18: The Courageous Heart

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:40 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Living with an eternal perspective, focusing on God’s kingdom, knowing that earthly life is temporary and that He has called us to reflect His glory in our world—this perspective infuses us with strength and courage to persevere, even in the face of great darkness.

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Day 19: The Distracted Heart

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:37 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

There is nothing—nothing—more important than spending time each day at the Master’s feet. Without the intimacy that this intentional devotion provides, our hearts will grow weary, we will spend our days without clear direction, and ultimately our hearts will become dry and barren.

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Day 20: The Contented Heart

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:35 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Although Paul was a godly man, his ability to walk in contentment was not due to some superior saintliness or mystical endowment. He “learned” contentment, just as we must do. He cultivated a contented heart by viewing his circumstances through the lens of God’s sovereignty.

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Day 21: The Bitter Heart

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:31 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Do you struggle with bitterness because of your life circumstances? Do you feel that you deserve better than the life you have?

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Day 22: The Heart Where God Dwells

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:27 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

When we see God as He is—high and holy—and we see ourselves as we are—sinful and needy—we are compelled to bow before Him in humility and worship. We no longer demand our “rights,” but we humbly recognize our desperate need for God’s mercy and grace and we esteem all others as better than ourselves.

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Day 23: The Hardened Heart

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:21 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

The first step in the cycle of hardening your heart is to resist the path God has chosen for you.

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Day 24: Total Abandonment

Posted on 28-Aug-08 20:04 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Imagine what God could do with and for and through and in a woman who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him. Are you willing to be one such woman? Are you willing to say, Yes, Lord, to whatever He asks of you?

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Day 25: Glorify God in Your Body

Posted on 28-Aug-08 19:41 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Does the church look like a pure, blood-bought bride? Or is she in bed with the raunch culture?

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Day 26: Living Proof

Posted on 28-Aug-08 19:36 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

When the domineering woman surrenders her need to be “in charge” and begins to treat the men in her workplace with kindness and respect . . . then the world has living proof of God’s reality.

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Day 27: Blood Redemption

Posted on 22-Aug-08 15:29 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Do you know that you’ve truly been set free because of His blood that was shed for you?

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Day 28: Sacrifice Required

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:51 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Have you allowed your heart to grow cold and indifferent toward God’s grace?

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Day 29: The Wilderness is Looking Pretty Good

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:47 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

The feminine role of helper does not imply silent acquiescence toward a mate who is clearly making foolish choices, but it is a role that finds creative and supportive means to bring out the best in the men around us.

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Day 30: Gender Conflict

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:43 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Evaluate your general approach to men. Do you typically view men as incompetent, less intelligent than you, insensitive, or immature?

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Day 31: Hiding from God

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:40 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Our attempts to hide from God are as juvenile as the two year old covering his eyes and believing that he is hidden from view.

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Day 32: Listening to Error Brings Deception

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:37 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

We must become discerning women—women who are trained to recognize error, who are so filled with the truth that when we are exposed to error the contrast is as jolting to us as ice-cold water thrown in the face.

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Day 33: Complementary Versus Competing

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:35 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Some women react to the concept of being a “helper,” as if that were an inferior position. But to the contrary . . .

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Day 34: Is There a Difference?

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:30 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

A two-headed relationship, in which each individual is vying for power and control, is ineffective and will ultimately self-destruct. God turns this way of thinking upside down. He calls for the man to be a servant-leader and the woman to be a helper-partner.

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Day 35: My Role in the Big Picture

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:24 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

One of the nagging characteristics of fallen man (and woman!) is the tendency to elevate our personal ambitions, concerns, and future above all else.

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Day 36: Image Bearers

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:22 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Using our exclusive design and beautiful female complexity, we can reflect the image of our Creator in a manner that only we can fulfill.

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Day 37: This Is Good

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:19 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

The woman was in the mind of God before the first molecule of earth was spoken into existence. 

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Day 38: Life Is Sacred

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:06 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

You were not created by mistake or as an afterthought. Rather, God artistically and intelligently formed you distinctively as a woman for His great purpose.

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Day 39: For Such a Time as This

Posted on 22-Aug-08 14:02 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

Perhaps you were born for this purpose—to be a part of a seismic “holy quake” of countercultural women who dare to take God at His word!

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Day 40: Now Is the Time

Posted on 21-Aug-08 13:17 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: 40-Day Heart Preparation

It is natural to fear change, to be cautious of a “new” way of thinking. But are you willing to consider that there may be some things that need to be changed, not only in our nation, not only in your friends’ lives, but in your own heart? This could be the time that God wants to do a new work in your life!

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