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.
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.
1 John 3:2
1 Corinthians 4:2-5
2 Corinthians 12:9
1 Kings 19:1-18