All Praise Show Highlights, Feb 9

Dennis Hutchinson —  February 9, 2014 — Leave a comment

Verse of the Day

For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people.  & I will hope in your name, for your name is good.“ ~ Psalm 52:9

A Year with Aslan from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

A great reminder of the importance of patience & preparation.  Caspian & a few others stumble upon some guards sitting by a tree. Reepicheep grabs his sword, ready for battle, but Caspian’s cooler head prevails in saying …

     If it’s a question of reconquering the islands, I’d prefer to come back with a larger army.

Quotes

Too often we mess around trying to make something happen in congregational worship times – & we underestimate the awakening power of God’s truth. Worship is meant to be a “glorious feast on the perfections of Christ.” So songs & services must present the glories of Jesus—and then provide appropriate ways to respond to this splendor, giving us space to both inhale & exhale.“ Matt Redman, Inside-Out

Some people have a temper, but no man has any more right to go around like that than he has to hold a rattlesnake in his pocket, or leave an untreated cancer on his tongue – because it’ll destroy him.  He can pray, testify, give & labor, but if he blows up nobody will believe in him again.“ ~ A.W. Tozer, Success & the Christian

At first I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong.  Then as a tandem bike ride, with God helping me pedal from behind.  But when I switched places & let him take the lead, it was all I could do to hang on.  He took me to people with gifts I needed. & when I’m sure I can’t do any more, he just smiles & says “Keep pedaling.” ~ Author Unknown

Find a small, unnoticed flower somewhere.  Study it.  Get out a magnifying glass & see the delicate veins, notice the nuances in shape & color.  Turn the leaves over & see the symmetry.  & remember the flower may have gone unnoticed if you hadn’t found it & admired it.  Then know that people are like that.  So many go unnoticed & unappreciated, because nobody took the time to admire their uniqueness.“ ~ John Powell, Jesuit Priest

There’s nothing in time or eternity more certain that what Jesus accomplished on the Cross.  He made it possible for the entire human race to be brought back into a right-standing with God.  The Cross wasn’t something that happened TO Jesus – it was His purpose in coming.  He’s the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.  He came not to accomplish something for Himself, but to take sin away.  The Cross, he says, is not the cross of a man – but the Cross of God.  & it can never be fully comprehended thru human experience.“ ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

When we feel overwhelmed or confused, we’re usually caught up in ourselves & not God’s voice.  God is not the author of confusion – Satan is.  So if you feel anxiety over something you think God has told you to do, then you’re wires have gotten crossed.” ~ Pastor Rick Warren, Daily Hope

Scriptures 

James 4:8

Proverbs 25:28

Psalm 93:1

Acts 4