Word for Your Life
“This day I call the heavens & earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life & death, blessings & curses. Now choose life, that you & your children may live.“ ~ Deuteronomy 30:19
A Year with Aslan from The Magician’s Nephew
We often say we “Trust in God”, but do we really?
As Aslan looks at Digory, he says …
“Son of Adam” .. “Are you ready to undo the wrong that you have done to my sweet country of Narnia on the very first day of its birth?”
Digory starts to answer .. “Well, I don’t see what I can do,” … but Aslan interrupts…
“I asked, are you ready?” Digory says “Yes”, but the passage goes on to say that he thought about asking for a promise to help his mother, but he realized that the Lion was not at all the sort of person you could try to make bargains with.
God is less worried about your ability as He is your availability.
A-W Tozer ~ That Incredible Christian
The typical church is composed of the few whose shoulders are bruised by their faithful labors & the many who are unwilling to raise a blister in the service of God & their fellow men. Before the judgment seat of Christ my service will be judged not by how much I have done, but by how much I could have done. In God’s sight my giving is measured not by how much I have given, but by how much I could have given – & how much I had left after I made my gift.
Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center
Salvation is from the Lord and not man, but we do have a part to play. There are Cumulative Consequences to the decisions we make.
Back in Vietnam, a lot of soldiers were exposed to Agent Orange. They were told it was safe, but found out years later it wasn’t. & the same thing can be true for what we’re allowing into our minds. Society glorifies violence, promotes immorality & the love of money. It may seem harmless now, but we’ll find out soon enough that it’s not.
That’s why 2 Corinthians 7:1 is so important.
Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body & spirit.
Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz
I can no more understand all the complexities of God than the pancake I made for breakfast can understand me. At the end of the day I know the chances of our theology being exactly right are a million to one, but I also know it’s going to be okay – because God has things figured out.
Brennan Manning ~ The Ragamuffin Gospel
The slant of the earth, tilted at 23º, produces our seasons. If the moon were only 50,000 miles away instead of 250,000 – the tides might be so enormous we’d all be submerged in water. & if the crust of the earth were just 10 thicker, there’s wouldn’t be any oxygen.
When we consider all that, Job 26:7 takes on new significance.
He has poised the earth on nothingness.
Matt Redman ~ Facedown
the key to a life of passionate & powerful worship comes from seeing God. We live as worshippers of the otherly in a culture of the ordinary. All worship, he says, is a response to a revelation. It’s only as we breathe in more of the wonders of God, that we can breathe out a fuller response to Him.
Oswald Chambers ~ The Love of God
If we try to fight God’s battles with our own weapons, we shall fail & fail miserably. We’re told, he says, to keep [ourselves] in the Love of God, not keep on loving God. We can’t do that, but oh that we may be driven further & further out into the ocean fullness of the Love of God, taking care that nothing entices us out of that fullness again.