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For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT
Fulfilled. What does it mean? And how do we live a fulfilled life?
This world promises a lot, and then it tells us to work harder to achieve it. But no matter how hard we try, or how long we work to live a fulfilled life, we can’t—not through our own power, and definitely not through the world we live in.
Only God can keep the promises He makes…and He has—in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Only through Christ can we live a fulfilled live.
In her new book Fulfilled…Learning to Live the Life God Promised, author Danise Jurado dives into what it means to live a fulfilled life in the midst of darkness, fear, anger, loss, addiction, doubt, and hopelessness. She shows us, through Scripture, that a life fulfilled is not only possible through Christ, but that He is waiting for us.
Danise shares openly about her own struggles and how she grew in faith through challenging times.
“Life is filled with challenges and, sometimes, real trouble. Unfortunately, heartbreak and loss are an inevitable part of life. I realized that I would have faced all those trials either way, but God saved me just in time so that I would not have to face them alone. God is a very present help and great source of peace in our times of trouble.” – Danise Jurado, Fulfilled
She also shares practical steps for moving forward, such as forgiveness homework and ways to help overcome discouragement and find hope again.
“Although it is difficult, with God’s help we are able to forgive. Even offenses we thought we would never let go of can be forgiven. Completely forgiving someone can be a lengthy process. The first step begins with a choice. In the beginning moments of making this choice, we are not really sure how we will forgive, but we are at least willing. There is no limit to what God can do with a willing heart.” – Danise Jurado, Fulfilled
Fulfilled isn’t a preachy sort of book.
Rather, it feels like a friend getting down in the nitty-gritty with you and walking through the challenges together.
And don’t we all need that sometimes?
Danise Jurado is a pastoral counselor at The Dream Center in Los Angeles, as well as the director of The Dream Center Transitions Program. You can find out more about her at her website: Danise Jurado.
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