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Peter & Shannyn – Friday, July 11

Today we finally found a Prove It Pinterest win, with Shannyn’s homemade Chia Raspberry Jam.

Peter & Shannyn – Thursday, July 10

This morning we were humbled to be joined by Anne Graham Lotz, talking about her new book Heaven.

Peter & Shannyn – Monday, July 7

Today is 7-7-7 – The 7th day of the 7th month, & Anne Graham Lotz has called our nation to a 7-hour fast today.  Pastor Jim Poole of Renaissance Vineyard Church in Royal Oak, Michigan joined us this morning to talk about the spiritual discipline of fasting.

Word for Your Life

God has delivered me from going down to the pit, & I shall live to enjoy the light of life. ~ Job 33:28

A Year with Aslan from Voyage of the Dawn Treader

It is the love of God that keeps him with us, but sometimes you’re hardest on the ones you love the most.

Reepicheep has gone overboard & Drinian is ticked. He says..

Drat that mouse!  It’s more trouble than all the rest of the ship’s company put together. It ought to be put in irons – keel-hauled – marooned – & have its whiskers cut off!  All this didn’t mean Drinian disliked Reepicheep.  On the contrary, he liked him very much & therefore was frightened about him – just as your mother is much angrier with you for running out into the road than a stranger would be.

I think the same is true for our Father in Heaven.  He gives us these boundaries because He loves us.

Quotes

A-W Tozer ~ Tragedy In the Church

…the Holy Spirit is to the church what our own souls are to our physical bodies. Thru the operation of the Holy Spirit, Christ becomes the life, the unity, & the consciousness of the body, which is the church. Let the soul leave the physical body & all the parts of the body cease to function. Let the Spirit be denied His place in the church, & it ceases to function as God intended.

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

One of the ways we’ll notice his Kingdom coming is when we start to define greatness differently than the world does.

Joshua Bell was a child prodigy on the violin & went on to become a world-class musician.  One day, walking thru his hometown a little kid shouted out at him “You’re Josh Bell – you’re famous.”  Joshua said “Not really”…but before he could say anything else said “Yes you are.  Your name is on every video game in the arcade with the high score.”

The world has it’s idea of great, but the Kingdom of Heaven values humility & servanthood.

Jay Millbrandt ~ Go + Do

…it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that we have to accomplish something of extreme significance.  We celebrate human achievement to a degree where anything less seems devoid of purpose.  The first thing we must realize is that it’s not about changing the world.  It’s about changing ourselves.  When we experience a personal revolution, it changes the way we approach the world.  That alone is significant.

David Watson ~ I Believe In the Church

If you want to make sure of keeping [your heart] intact, you must give it to no one.  Wrap it carefully round with hobbies & little luxuries.  There it will not be broken, but will become unbreakable.  The only place outside of heaven where you can be perfectly safe from love – is hell.

David Roper ~ A Heart of Wisdom

Aging itself is a journey away from settled & secure to endless change.  As we grow older we pass thru parts unknown, just lookin’ for a home.  Yet we can be at home in every place we dwell, for our safekeeping lies not in the place, but in God himself.  He will be our companion & friend until our traveling days are over & we reach our heart’s true Home.

Asa Phillips Randolph ~ Civil Rights Leader

Freedom is never given; it is won.

Pastor Walter Luthi ~ The Lord’s Prayer

The powers of darkness love to be without a name.  Nameless, anonymous letters without signatures are usually vulgar – but God is now writer of anonymous letters.  God puts his name on everything He does.

Oswald Chambers ~ The Love of God

Every temptation of the devil is full of the most amazing wisdom…& the lines he advocates bring success.  Christ isn’t on the line of success but on the spiritual line.  If men & women don’t continue to go with Jesus, they will begin to teach what undermines [His] kingdom.

 

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave

 

From my earliest recollection, I [held] a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; & in [my] darkest hours, this…spirit of hope did not depart from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me thru the gloom.  This good spirit was from God, & to him I offer thanksgiving & praise.

Scriptures

Matthew 10:14-15

Isaiah 57:18

Luke 23:24-25

Romans 5:17

James 1:17

Peter & Shannyn – Wednesday, July 2

This morning in News for Your Life, we told you about the Jazz Psalms Project.  You can find out more & even hear clips at their Facebook page.

Thursday July 3

How would you finish the sentence: It’s not the 4th of July without… Here’s what our colleagues have to say…

Family Life Radio member Patti Ann says thanking God for our country.

 

Wednesday July 2

What was your first job? Our colleagues share what theirs were.

Family Life Radio family member Krista says she worked at the Fort Benning Commissary at the age of 15.

 

Tuesday July 1

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Monday June 30

What smell reminds you of summer? Our colleagues share their answer…

Family Life Radio member Tammi says black tar roads.

Word for Your Life

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ~ Matthew 6:27

A Year with Aslan from Prince Caspian

We can say we trust God, but do we follow his instruction to not be afraid?

After Lucy sees Aslan, she can’t convince the others – so she doesn’t follow.  The next night, Aslan comes again & Lucy starts wondering what would have happened if she’d followed.

Aslan says ..

To know what would’ve happened child…nobody is ever told that.  But anyone can find out what will happen.  If you go back to the others now & wake them up;  & tell them you’ve seen me again; & that you must all get up at once & follow me-what will happen?  There’s only one way to find out.

That may be the most haunting passage in all the Narnia series. We may not be able to know what would’ve happened…but we can know beautiful things will happen if we follow Jesus.

Quotes

A-W Tozer ~ Christ, the Eternal Son

Probably every faithful preacher today is fencing with masters as he faces his congregation. The guard is always up. The quick parry is always ready. It’s very rare for anyone to come into the house of God with guard completely down, head bowed in silent confession.  We’ve become so learned & so sophisticated & so blasé that the clouds of glory seem to have gone from us.

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

If we’re going to ask the Lord to reign in us, it has to be all of us.  That’s what leads to Peak Living.

1 Corinthians 9:24 says…

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.

We typically think of that in the context of our spiritual lives, but the same is true physically & emotionally. When we run as if to win the prize, we’re much quicker to take stock of our lives – what we’re putting into our bodies & our minds.

Remember that the enemy of better is good enough.

Francis Chan ~ Multiply

From the beginning of Christianity, the natural overflow of being a disciple of Jesus has always been to make disciples of Jesus. Jesus said “Follow me & I will make you fishers of men”  God’s design has been for every single disciple of Jesus to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples until the gospel spreads to all peoples.  Yet we have subtly taken this costly command of Christ & mutated it into a comfortable call for Christians to come & listen in one location.

Matt Redman ~ Facedown

There’s a whole lot of shouting for joy in some of our worship gatherings, but how much face to the ground devotion do we see?  In Leviticus 9:24 it says the glory of the Lord appeared & fire came out from His presence.  When the people of God saw this, they shouted for joy & fell facedown.

Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz

When we worship God, we worship a Being our life experience does not give us the tools to understand.  If we could, God would not inspire awe. All the wonder of God happens above our formula.  The more I climb outside my pat answers, the more invigorating the view – & the more my heart enters into worship.

Laura Story ~ O Love of God

The only thing that comes natural to me is loving me.  But that’s really where the love of God comes in.  It’s not just that Christ’s example of love inspires us, it actually enables us to love others.  1 Corinthians 13 talks about love being patient & kind.  I’m none of those things…but I believe Christ can be .. through me.

Oswald Chambers ~ My Utmost for His Highest

When God…through His Spirit…gives you a clear vision of His will, you must “walk in the light” of that vision – even though [you] may [not] be thrilled by it.  If you don’t, disobeying will make you a slave to ideas & views that are completely foreign to Christ…& if a New Testament standard is revealed to us & we don’t try to measure up – we begin to backslide.

Scriptures

Ezekiel 34:18

Revelation 6:12-13

Revelation 4