Word for Your Life
“The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.“ ~ Proverbs 19:23
A Year with Aslan from The Horse & His Boy
Not only is God indescribable, but often so are his ways. It needs to be okay that WE walk with Him, while other’s don’t understand.
Lavaraleen keeps trying to convince Aravis to marry this great man who everybody says is going to one of the greatest men in the kingdom, but Aravis isn’t interested.
She wants to go to Narnia with Shasta, a simple peasant .. & when Lavaraleen tells her she’s crazy, because he’s a nobody, Aravis says ..
You forget that I’ll be nobody just like him.
Perhaps one of the most difficult things to embrace is being nobody in this world – & trusting that in HIS kingdom, we’re more than conquerors.
A-W Tozer ~ Man: The Dwelling Place of God
When we’re free to go, where do we go? In what company do we feel most at home? Where do our thoughts turn, when the pressure of work or school has lifted, what do we think of then? The answer to these questions may tell us more about ourselves than we can comfortably accept.…
Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center
Being called out on the water, like Peter was, can be pretty crazy – especially if the winds & the waves are blowing. Doubt can be a lot like those storms.
Doubt can be like a tsunami, but instead of tossing cars around it tosses your faith around. & the person who allows doubt to prevail is unstable, unable to make decisions.
How do we conquer that? James 1 provides the answer:
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault…But when you ask, you must believe & not doubt.
Matt Redman ~ Facedown
All worship, is a response to revelation. In worship, explanation gives way to mystery – & mystery leads to reverence & awe. Where no melody expresses it beautifully enough, & our lives become the songs – & we become awestruck.
Francis Chan ~ Forgotten God
As a church, we tend to tell people who are passionate to mellow out. Deaden them to the work the Spirit is doing in them. But in Acts 4, it was just the opposite. Peter & John, having just been released from prison, went to the others – who prayed they would be even more bold. Instead of thinking people are crazy, we should join them.
Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz
We have 2 choices in the face of such beauty: Terror & Awe. This is why we attempt to chart God, to dissect Him. We are too proud to feel awe & too fearful to feel terror.
John Eldredge ~ Wild At Heart
A soldier…needs to combine a strong desire for living with a strange carelessness about dying. He must seek his life in a spirit of furious indifference to it; he must desire life like water and yet drink death like wine.
Philip Yancey ~ What’s So Amazing About Grace?
Grace is everywhere, like lenses that go unnoticed because you are looking thru them. Religious faith, despite its maddening tendency to replicate ungrace, lives on because we sense the beauty of a gift undeserved that comes at unexpected moments from Outside .. & we hope against hope for another place run by different rules.