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Word for Your Life
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them – not because you must, but because you are willing... ~ 1 Peter 5:2

A Year with Aslan from The Last Battle

Have you ever been frightened even after a victory?

As Eustace & the others are approaching a castle, the chief soldier asks for the password. Tirian draws his sword & says “This is my password” .. & then it’s on.

Before you know it the steel is flying, & Eustace doesn’t have time to think or remember any of what had been taught him – he just slashed wildly & found, to his great surprise, that he had won. & though it was a great relief, it was also rather frightening.

The lesson for us is that we do our best to prepare for life everyday – one day at a time – & trust that God is in our tomorrows before we are.

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

Just like when you fill up your gas tank, you can choose regular or premium – you have a choice what you fill up your spiritual tank with.

 

Proverbs 4:7 says ..

 

Wisdom is supreme – Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

The price of acquiring that may mean you don’t get to always do what YOU want to do – it’ll cost you your time, your priorities, even your relationships, but it’s value in keeping your spiritual engine running is worth every penny.

Quotes

AW Tozer ~ Set of the Sail

Among the enemies to devotion, none is so harmful as distractions. Whatever excites the curiosity, scatters the thoughts, disquiets the heart, or shifts our focus from the kingdom of God within us to the world around us is a distraction.  The remedy .. is the same now as it was in simpler times – prayer, meditation & the cultivation of the inner life. Distractions must be conquered or they will conquer us. So let us cultivate simplicity .. & want fewer things.

Francis Chan ~ Multiply

We gravitate toward solutions that are quick & easy. When it comes to helping people, we often address the surface level of the problem but never get down to the heart of the matter. It’s not that Christians are uncaring. Very often, we really do want to help the people around us however we can, but we get so focused on finding a quick solution to the external behavior that we overlook the real problem.

David Roper ~ A Heart of Wisdom

A fresh start would amount to nothing without the experience necessary to make the right adjustments.  Lacking the knowledge we’ve gained, we’d make the same mistakes over again.  But grace means our sins are gone forever – replaced by love.  Grace means God has given us the resources to make a new beginning.  So the question is not “Can I make it?  Am I able?”  The question is “Can He transform me?”

Oswald Chambers ~ My Utmost for His Highest

We must learn to give God elbow room.  We plan & predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses.  Don’t look for God to come in a particular way – but do look for Him.

Phillip Yancey ~ What’s So Amazing About Grace?

The ladder of power reaches up, the ladder of grace reaches down.

Matt Redman ~ Facedown

We live as worshipers of the otherly in a culture of the ordinary .. it’s only as we breathe in more of the wonders of God that we can breathe out a fuller response to him.

Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz

 

What I believe is not what I say I believe .. What I believe is what I do.  Deep belief costs something.  If I really believed something, I’d have to do something about it.

Scriptures

Habakkuk 1:5

Revelation 6:16

Psalm 28:8

Luke 21:28

Acts 3:1-10

Acts 6:8

Psalm 8:2

It hurts sometimes when you look in the mirror and think, “I’m really terrible at this”.

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Peter & Shannyn – Thursday, October 16

David Crowder dropped by this morning to talk about Neon Steeple, his new solo album & tour.

Peter & Shannyn – Wednesday, October 15

Tim Windmeyer with Samaritan’s Purse joined us this morning to talk about the growing refugee crisis in Syria.

Wednesday October 15

Is it better to be a friend to your child in an effort to be close to them or is it better to be the parent? Hear what our colleagues had to say…

 

Tuesday October 14

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Francesca Batistelli opens up on parenting. We also get a glimpse of her childhood dreams.

 

Monday October 13

How did the two of you meet?

Word for Your Life
The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white.  I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life... ~ Revelation 3:5

A Year with Aslan from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

After Eustace has been turned into a dragon, he’s telling the others about being visited by a lion.  He says…

There was no moon last night, but there was moonlight where the lion was.  I was terribly afraid of it.  You may think, being a dragon, I could have knocked any lion out easily enough, but it wasn’t that kind of fear.  It came close & looked straight into my eyes & told me to follow.  & I knew I’d have to do what it told me.

No moon, but moonlight – a reminder of a day when there will be no sun, & no need for it, because the Lord himself will provide the Light.

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

We believe our God can bring victory from whatever it is that has us bound, but we have a part to play.

The story of Mickey Mantle is one of triumph & sadness.  Because he’d had several family members who died young, Mickey Mantle believed he was genetically pre-disposed to do that too – so he lived a riotous life.

It was a sad mistake, because cures were developed for all of those things that had plagued his family – but because of his lifestyle, it came too late for him.

So today’s One Thing for us is to learn more readily from the mistakes of others – & don’t make the same deadly miscalculations.

Quotes

William Booth ~ Founder of Salvation Army

The greatness of man’s power is the measure of his surrender.

Bishop N.T. Wright

Biblical faith is a singing faith – from Miriam’s wild song of triumph on the shores of the Red Sea to the thunderous song of all creation at the triumph of the Lamb.  You could summarize the whole of Christian discipleship in terms of the summons to join in that song.

Joni Eareckson Tada ~ The God I Love

I wished God were like He used to be, a few notches lower. I wanted Him to be lofty enough to help me but not so uncontrollable. I longed for His warm presence, times when He seemed more… safe.

David Roper ~ A Heart of Wisdom

Ingratitude in others can embitter us.  We must forgive those who fail to thank us, even those who’ve turned away.  We can’t do much about those who disregard us, but we can do a good deal about ourselves.  & the habit of thankfulness must come from inside, because apart from His grace we’d all be ungrateful wretches.

Billy Graham

I believe that out there in space where there are a thousand million galaxies, God can find a place to put us – so we don’t have to go around discouraged & despondent with our shoulders bent.  I’m not worried about where it is, but I know it’s going to be where Jesus is.

Thomas Edison’s last words

It is very beautiful over there.

Matt Redman ~ Facedown

The whole design of the Tent of Meeting was to give some very strong signals to the people as to whom they were worshipping.  God doesn’t delight in fast-food spirituality.  Worship is a spiritual occasion, marked by mystery & wonder .. & you can’t rush into wonder.

Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz

I was guilty of using love like money, withholding it to get people to change & be who I wanted them to be .. but God doesn’t withhold love to teach me a lesson.

Scriptures

Psalm 28:2

Isaiah 60:1-3

1 Chronicles 17:16

Hebrews 10:22

Genesis 17:8

Isaiah 64:8