Scenario 1: You’ve had a conflict with a friend. Your cell phone breaks. Things at work are becoming tense to an unhealthy degree. You begin the day with your head down, fists clenched, ready to snap at anyone who says a cross word to you.

Scenario 2: You’ve had a conflict with a friend. Your cell phone breaks. Things at work are becoming tense to an unhealthy degree. You begin the day with a quiet assurance, head held high, and a peace that passes understanding and leaves the people around you asking “Why?”

The difference between these two scenarios is your own personal response. Listen as  Susie unpacks the message from her book, The Uncommon Woman. We look at what it means to live in response to God’s love instead of your circumstances and explore principles for God-focused, uncommon living.

In Susie’s words, God “cleared my house of cards, and showed me the crack in my foundation of what I thought love was and why He loved me.” It’s important to remember what love is, biblically – the act of putting someone else’s well-being above your own and choosing to seek their good. When we recognize that we’re not our works or financial success or marital status or college degree, we can begin to understand the depth of God’s love for those who can add nothing to Him. God’s love starts with Him, not with us.

What does it mean to be uncommon? The dictionary definition is remarkable, mind-boggling, exceptional, extraordinary. Susie points to Jesus’ power coupled with His humility. He knew He belonged to the Father, no matter what would happen; because of His identity, He was able to stoop and wash the feet of His followers just hours before He was betrayed.

Being uncommon means we are not defined by what we do – Jesus could both speak to Pilate and wash dirt from feet because He was not defined by His circumstances but by the Father’s love for Him.

Jesus knew this love. Jesus knew this trust. Do you?

Key Scriptures: John 13:3-10; 1 John 4:9-10

Theme Song: Great is Thy Faithfulness by Lincoln Brewster

Other Featured Music: Beautiful Things by Gungor

Highlight : Demonstrating humility

The call to the uncommon life

This program has been previously aired.

Susie wraps up this message, takes your calls and explores why being a Christ-follower means you are wonderfully unusual in this follow up show

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