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  We begin our journey with an amazing experience.“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
  This stage will take us to heights we never dreamed possible.“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
(1 Peter 2:2-3)
  The transition to Stage Three Warrior propels us higher.“I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”
(1 John2:14)
  Perhaps the most misunderstood, painful season of our life.My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” …
(Psalm 42:3-4)
  There are two potential places for the traveler to get stuck;   we will call them parking lots .         … the greatest difficulty after conversion is to keep the heart with God. Go
  In Stage Five, we discover a second cross on the map.“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. ” …
(Luke 9:23-24)
  The dawning of Stage Six Authenticity brings us into a place of great freedom and peace.“I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.” …
(Psalm 31:7-8)