Word for Your Life
“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.“ ~ Proverbs 27:19
A Year with Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe
We were created to multiply the image of God in the world, but there is a point where we have to step up.
As Aslan is showing Cair Paravel to Peter, they hear Susan’s horn blow, indicating she needs help. When they show up, Susan is hanging by a thread onto a tree branch – just out of the reach of a wolf. Several of the other creatures run to take care of business, but Aslan steps in & says ..
BACK! Let the Prince win his spurs.
Peter was probably the least likely to win victory at that time, & he didn’t feel very brave, but he fought anyway.
A-W Tozer ~ The Counselor
He is loving & kind & friendly, the Holy Spirit can be grieved. Suppose you had a son who began to go bad, & you were called to the police station. Your boy & another sit there in handcuffs. You’d feel sorry for the other boy, but you don’t love him like you love your son. Your grief for your own son would penetrate your heart like a sword.
Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center
One day everyone will know what we know, but living for Him can feel at times like we’re on trial.
That was the case for David Coppedge, a lead scientist on a project for NASA. David believed in the Genesis account of creation, & because of that .. he was fired.
Those kinds of trials can face us too, but in Acts 23 the Apostle Paul says …
I stand on trial because of my hope in the resurrection of the dead.
When we believe that, we may face trials. We should seek God, asking for his wisdom, & know that He is able to work all things together for the good.
Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, & incur my own hatred.
It’s not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you. Strong faith in a weak branch is fatally inferior to weak faith in a strong branch.
Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz
Jesus puts a song in your heart & helps you get over self-addiction.
David Platt ~ Radical
…Abraham can extend God’s glory – so God’s salvation would be made known to all peoples. & the reason God let [Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego] be thrown into a fiery furnace was so they’d come out on the other side without a drop of sweat on their brows, & this pagan king would know [their] God is worthy of praise.
Oswald Chambers ~ My Utmost for His Highest
The questions that really matter in life are remarkably few, & are all answered by these words – Come To Me. If I will simply come to Jesus, my real life will be brought into harmony with my real desires .. & I’ll find the song of the Lord beginning in my life.