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Travis Bryan III

daily-cross-1-cor-15-36The cross was both the worst thing that ever happened and the best thing that ever happened in the universe.  It will be the same way in your life.  The worst can be the best.  John 12:23-26.

The bitterest things that happen to us can be the sweetest depending on how we receive them.  2 Cor 12:7-11.

The flood that destroys also elevates us to the top of Mt Ararat.  Gen 7:18-22; 8:4; 1 Pet 3:18-22.

Our greatest defeats are potentially our greatest victories.  Luke 22:31-32

The only way up to glory is to sink down into an ignominious death.  John 12:23

Power is only perfected in weakness.  2 Cor 12:7-end chapter.

The way to victory is to raise the white flag of surrender.  Rom 12:1-2.

The way to overcome is to come under.  Rom 8:35-38.

Conventional wisdom is really folly.  Conventional folly is really wisdom.  1 Cor 1:23-2:8

Smart people know how little they know.

The meek, not the strong, will inherit the earth.  Matt 5:5.

The way to be enabled to do it is to admit I can’t do it.  Rom 7:18-24.

Less is more.

Violence of tongue or fist against another person destroys you.  Heb 2:14

The way to gain things in life is to let go of things.  Let go of your past to receive newness of life.  Phili 3:7-8.

The way to get in sync with God is to get out of sync with self.  Luke 14:26-27.

The way to handle an enemy is to stop opposing and start loving him.  Matt 5:38-39

The way to get revenge against an enemy is to feed him when he is hungry and give him a drink when he is thirsty.  Rom 12:17-21.

The way to get control of your life situation is to give up control of it.  Luke 22:42

The way to find your true comfort zone is to move out of what your flesh thinks is comfortable.  Ex 14:10-31.

The way to truly protect yourself is to let yourself become vulnerable trusting God for protection.  Luke 10:1-4.

The way to really live is to die.  Gal 2:20; 2 Cor 4:10-11.

Natural life begins with birth.  Spiritual life begins with death.  Rom 6:3-5.

The way to be right side up is to be turned upside down.  Acts 17:6.

The way to retaliate against a blow is to absorb it.  Col 2:15.  By letting the principalities and powers strip Him, He stripped and plundered them at the cross.

The calamity that destroys you can be your salvation.  The word “baptism” means “overwhelmed with calamity.”  Thayers Lexicon. 

Winds that blow you off your self-determined course blow you where you need to go, toward God.  Acts 27.

Through suffering we are saved from suffering.  Rom. 8:17-18.

The way to approach suffering is to embrace it, not trying to numb it, escape it and buy your way out of it.  These only make it worse.  Phili 3:10.

The way to gain is to lose.

The way we build for God is thru a process of subtraction, not by addition.  It is by being stripped.  The book of Job. 

The way to win a fight is to surrender and trust God.  Rom 12:1-2.

The most complex offense against a foe is simplicity.  Love from God passed on by you to your foe is very simple, single and sincere.  It is the only way to defeat complexity of evil.  Simplicity takes down complexity.  2 Cor 11:3.

The only way to fulfill the law is to get out from under its influence.  Rom 6:14.

A rule against doing a certain act causes one to do the very thing the rule prohibits.  Rom 5:20; 7:5; 1 Cor 15:56.

The richest man who ever lived was the poorest, Jesus Christ.  Blessed are the poor.  Luke 6.

The true way to get something is to give something away.  2 Cor 8:9, 14;9:6-14.

Building self-esteem leads to failure.  Loss of self-esteem leads to Christ esteem and ultimate success.  Gal 2:20.I-Die-Daily-Cover-upright-smaller.jpg19

The only real throne in the universe is the cross of Christ.  It has its own paradoxical crown, robe, seat, footstool, power and glory.  Allow yourself to be put there, crucified with Him daily.  You will find all the things you seek for on your own but can never find: joy, peace, rest, victory over sin and fulfillment of life. 

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