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Monday August 11

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Joel Smallbone from For King & Country shares the story behind their song Fix My Eyes.

 

Word for Your Life

I have become a sign to many; You are my strong refuge. ~ Psalm 71:7

A Year with Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe

We often hope for God to present with us, but that can be a wonderful & terrible thing at the same time.

Edmund has returned from the White Witch. The other kids find this out, & wolf down their breakfast & want to run out & see him, but he’s walking with Aslan. & as the others approach, it’s Aslan who breaks the silence…

Here is your brother, he says.  & there is no need to talk to him about what is past.

That also means there’s no need to talk to each other about his past either.  Proverbs 17:28 says …

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent. 

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

How many times have you heard the expression “Open Up the Heavens” in terms of asking for God’s blessing on something?  “If we ask, he’ll give it to us”, we say.

We must be careful what we ask for – & what we pursue.

Ecclesiastes 5:12 tells us ..

The abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.

The more we have, the more we stay up trying to figure out a way to keep it or get more.

Instead, let’s pursue & trust in God – & find our rest.

Quotes

AW Tozer ~ The Price of Neglect

Every Christian is in some degree a mystic.  He prays, meditates on spiritual things & communes with God in the invisible world.  But he must also descend to work, & eat, & sleep, & pay his taxes, & get on somehow with the world around him.  The big problem is to keep the 2 elements in proper balance.  We need both Martha & Mary.  The light in the tower burns dimly while we hurry about the grounds below.

Sam Levenson ~ Humorist & Writer

For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers thru it once a day

Pastor Charles Stanley

We have a new freedom, a new nature, a new standard of conduct, but if we use human reasoning to help us grasp a spiritual truth like this we’ll get confused.  So set aside your human logic, depend on the Holy Spirit, believe you are a new creation & then practice what you learn.  That’s when you’ll find a spiritual joy & be fully alive in Christ.

Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz

[Donald Miller speaking about other Christians at his college]

Built a confession booth on campus, but instead of taking confessions, they confessed their sins .. that they had not represented Jesus very well.  That started conversations about God, about Jesus, & in the end it was the Christians that were changed.

Pastor Tim Keller ~ Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York

It is 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.

David Roper ~ A Heart of Wisdom

Why do we have to die?  God has put eternity in our hearts; we were made for immortality!  Why does death sweep us away?  The answer comes as a complete surprise:  Death is not our lot; it is our sentence.  We are mortal because we are sinful.  So it’s a good thing to ponder now & then the brevity of life, & to number our days.

Elijah Price (played by Samuel L. Jackson) ~ Unbreakable

You know what the scariest thing is?  To not know your place in this world.  To not know why you’re here.  Now that we know who you are, I know who I am.

Scriptures

Psalm 16:5

1 John 3:2

1 Corinthians 4:2-5

2 Corinthians 12:9

Psalm 107:10-16

1 Kings 19:1-18

Tuesday August 5

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Now playing on Family Life Radio, Casting Crowns‘ song Thrive. Lead Singer Mark Hall shares the story behind the song.

Friday August 8

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Thursday August 7

Family Life Radio staff members say they didn’t know parenthood involved so little sleep.

Family Life Radio member Kevin says he didn’t know he was going to be talking with his 15 year old daughter about appropriate clothing choices.

 

Wednesday August 6

Our colleagues love being married, find out why…

Family Life Radio member Sherry loves how “he helps me to be a better person and he says I do the same for him.”

 

Tuesday August 5

Author Jen Hatmaker shares how God worked through a prayer she didn’t really mean.

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“My Big Family Renovation” airs on HGTV starting Thursday August 7th. Check local listings for time.

 

Monday August 4

What does you child do that is “over-the-top” cool? Here’s what our colleagues had to share…

Family Life Radio Family member Autumn says her son got up in front of everyone and prayed.

Word for Your Life

Through the praise of children & infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe & the avenger. ~ Psalm 8:2

A Year with Aslan from The Horse & His Boy

Shasta has been walking across a desert on his way to meet up with others, & he gets more & more anxious with each step.  & it says ..

He now realized when they arranged to wait for one another no one had said anything about how long.  He couldn’t wait here for the rest of his life! & soon it would be dark again, & he’d have another night just like last night.  A dozen different plans went thru his head…& at last he fixed on the worst plan of all.

One day, in heaven, our minds will not go automatically to the cynical – but only to praise.

 

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

 

With the moral decay, the celebration of sin & nation fighting nation it’s easy to get depressed.

 

Even the author of Psalm 73, when talking about the wicked prospering, said “They have no struggles” .. but that’s not reality.  Appearances can be deceiving.  Even those who appear to have the world on a string have struggles. The key is to not focus on others, but on what God is doing through you.  & remember to say thanks.

 

Quotes

AW Tozer ~ How to Be Filled With the Spirit

If you were to go to a church & ask the preacher “Do you believe the Lord answers prayer & heals the sick?”, he’d say “Sure” .. but if he doesn’t teach it, it doesn’t do any good.  The same is true of the fullness of the Holy Spirit.  Evangelical Christianity believes it, but nobody [seems to] experience it.  It lies under the snow, forgotten.  I’m praying God will melt away that ice, & let it spring up again .. alive.

CS Lewis ~ Mere Christianity

If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.

Matt Redman ~ Facedown

Creation is alive with musicality – every sound, note & strain is a response to the divine.

Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

On the one hand there stood slavery – a stern reality.  On the other hand, away back in the dim distance, under the flickering light of the north star, behind some craggy hill or snow covered mountain, stood a doubtful freedom – half-frozen – beckoning us to come & share its hospitality.

Philip Yancey ~ What’s So Amazing About Grace?

The image Jesus used to describe the church’s destiny – “the gates of hell will not prevail against it” – is a metaphor of offense, not defense.  Christians are storming the gates, & they will prevail.  No matter how it looks at any point in history, the gates guarding the powers of evil will not withstand an assault by grace.

Oswald Chambers ~ The Love of God

The world does not bid you to sing, but God does.  Words & emotions pass, so when the duller moments come & the mind requires something more certain, remember love is not an attribute of God – it IS God.  Whatever God is, love is.

Scriptures

John 12:32

Romans 8:19

Isaiah 40:31

Galatians 4:4-5

Psalm 61:5

Acts 5

Revelation 5:13