Word for Your Life
“Life will be brighter than noonday, & darkness will become like morning.“ ~ Job 11:17
A Year with Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe
Even when the world seems dark, there are usually signs that God is here. As Mr. Beaver is looking out over a ledge & sees Father Christmas is coming, he says to Peter ..
Come & see! It looks as if the White Witch’s power is already crumbling.
And as Father Christmas arrives he confirms, that the witch has …
… kept me out for a long time, but I have got in at last. Aslan is on the move. The Witch’s magic is weakening.
Then it goes on to say…
Lucy felt running thru her that deep shiver of gladness which you only get if you’re being solemn & still.
Maybe your world has been rocked a bit this week, or you’ve gotten lost a bit in all the noise – Be still, & know, & look for the signs.
A-W Tozer ~ Tozer on Worship & Entertainment
I can lose the fellowship of God & the sense of His presence by just thinking wrong. You can’t do anything with your heart, but you can control your thoughts. Make your thoughts a sanctuary that God can inhabit, & if you keep those thoughts pure, the chimes can be heard ringing out “Holy, Holy, Holy” in the morning air.…
Matthew Henry ~ A Method for Prayer
Who in the heavens, among the sons of the mighty, can be compared to the Lord ? Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord. Neither are there any works like your works; for you are great, and do wondrous things; There isn’t a creature that has an arm like God, or can thunder with [his] voice.
Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center
Being able to see Him & feel Him is one of those great wonders that can help you get through those times when it seems like you’re out of the frying pan & into the fire.
Psalm 28:2 reminds us…
Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help.
Our help comes from the Lord, but the requirement on our part is to cry out & obey. As we do, we find that not only does our belief grow – those around us can see our tenacious trust.
Matt Redman ~ Facedown
I love the lead up to Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, when He sends His disciples to a certain house to fetch a colt that has never been ridden. It speaks of the otherness of the Son of God. In the Old Testament, God gave the people instructions on how to make up a special anointing oil only to be used in worship. It’s set apart & sacred. & we too should make room in our worship to respond to God with offerings we give to no one else.
David Roper ~ A Heart of Wisdom
[In Genesis]…Every other creation day had a beginning & an end, but not the Sabbath. It is timeless, eternal. It remains. [So we can have] the rest of salvation, because nothing more can be done. & the rest of sanctification: because Jesus is the one who began a good work in you, & He is able to complete it.
Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz
Wonder is that feeling we get when we let go of our silly answers, our mapped out rules that we want God to follow.
Lewis Smedes ~ How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is Wrong?
Grace isn’t a ticket to Fantasy Island…not a potion to charm life to our liking; Grace doesn’t cure all our cancers, transform all our kids into winners, or send us soaring into success. Grace is rather an amazing power to look reality full in the face, see its sad & tragic edges, feel its cruel cuts, & yet feel in your deepest being that it’s good & right for you to be alive.