Archives For Aslan

Verse of the Day

Hope in the Lord & keep his way.  He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.” ~ Psalm 37:34

A Year with Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe

“Ooh! said Susan, I’d thought he was a man. Is he quite safe? I should feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.”
“That you will, dearie, & make no mistake,” said Mrs. Beaver, “if there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their kees knocking, they’re either braver than most or else just silly.”
“The he isn’t safe?” said Lucy.
“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver.  “Who said anything about safe? `Course he isn’t safe.  But he’s good.”


Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” ~ Will Rogers

Grace doesn’t make everything right.  Its trick is to show us that it is right for us to live.  That it is truly good, wonderful even, for us to be breathing & feeling at the same time everything around us is wretched.  Grace isn’t a ticket to Fantasy Island. It isn’t a potion to charm life to our liking.  Grace is the amazing power to look reality in the face, see its sad & tragic edges, feel its cruel cuts, join in the chorus against its unfairness, & yet feel that it is good & right for you to be alive on God’s earth.” ~ Lewis Smedes, How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is All Wrong

Sin, in addition to anything else it may be, is always an act of wrong judgment. To commit a sin a man must for the moment believe that things are different from what they really are; he must confound values; he must see the moral universe out of focus; ignore the signs on the highway and drive with his eyes shut.  Sin sees only today, or at most tomorrow; but death and judgment are pushed aside as if they did not exist. The notion that the sinner is the smart fellow will not stand up under scrutiny. & the greater the folly, the greater the fool.” ~ A.W. Tozer, Man: The Dwelling Place of God

God is so pure, matchless, & unique that no one else & nothing else even comes close.  & God will not be diluted, dumbed down or patronized either.  He even rebukes worshipers in Psalm 50 when he says ‘You thought I was altogether like you.’  He is not like us.  He is utterly incomparable.” ~ Matt Redman, Facedown

The Hebrew text reads “Moses died with the Mouth of the Lord.” & the ancient rabbis translated that to mean “with the kiss of the Lord.”  & when I read this, I imagine God stooping over His children, tucking them in, & kissing them goodnight – to awaken in His presence & love.” ~ David Roper, A Heart of Wisdom (regarding Deuteronomy 34)

Beware of any work for God that allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. The boundaries of life, whether mental, moral, or spiritual, are completely free with the freedom God gives His child; that is, a worshiping child, not a wayward one. A worker who lacks this serious concentration on God is apt to become overly burdened by his work. He is a slave.  But once our concentration is on God, all the limits of our life are free & under the control and mastery of God alone. But be careful to remember that you have been freed for only one thing–to be absolutely devoted to your co-Worker.” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

God speaks to people who decide they’re going to do what he tells them to do, even before he tells them. It’s saying, “God, if you want me to move, I’ll move. If you want me to get married, I’ll get married. If you want me to leave this job, I’ll leave this job. Before you even tell me, my answer is ‘yes.’ Whatever you want me to do, I will do it.” ~ Pastor Rick Warren, Daily Hope


Psalm 19: 1-4

Proverbs 25:20

Psalm 127:1

Deuteronomy 34

Psalm 30

Matthew 25

Verse of the Day

“We wait in HOPE for the Lord, He is our Help & our Shield.” ~ Psalm 33:20

A Year with Aslan from Prince Caspian

Aslan, who seemed larger than before, lifted his head, hook his mane, & roared.  The sound – deep & throbbing at first, like an organ beginning on a low note, rose & became louder till the earth & air with shaking with it … In every field & wood the alert ears of rabbits rose from their holds, the sleepy heads of birds came out from under wings, owls hooted, vixens barked, hedgehogs grunted, the trees stirred, & men leaped up groping for lights.


It’s only in relation to the wrath of God that we know the mercy of God.  In the Cross, we see both the kindness & sternness of God.  & that transcendent mystery can’t be comprehended in spite of its absolute nearness.” Matt Redman, Facedown

We all have questions, but after a while you find that all your questions are gone.  You come to the point of total reliance on the resurrection life of Jesus, which brings you into complete oneness with the purpose of God.  There may still be things hidden to your understanding, but no longer will they come between your heart & God. You won’t even need to ask, because you’ll be certain that God will reveal things in accordance with His will – & for his glory.” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Nowhere in the New Testament is the humanity of Paul seen so clearly as when he staggers under the attacks of the Corinthian church.  His sufferings are like Christ because they are inward.  However from that we can learn that malice needs nothing to live on, it can feed on itself.  A contentious spirit will find something to quarrel about.  Good men can be made to appear evil by the simple trick of dredging up what’s in his own heart & attributing it to them.” ~ A.W. Tozer, We Travel An Appointed Way

“The real legacy of my life was my biggest failure – that I was an ex-con.  My greatest humiliation was the beginning of God’s greatest use of my life.  He chose the one experience I could not glory in, for His glory.” ~ Chuck Colson


Luke 17:20-25

Isaiah 40:26

1 John 2:1


Verse of the Day

“Be strong & take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. ~ Psalm 31:24

A Year with Aslan from The Horse & His Boy

Bree, the horse, has fled a battle & is feeling like a coward.  He says he wants to go back to slavery, but the hermit tells him

You haven’t lost anything but your self-conceit.  So you’re not quite the great horse you thought you were.  As long as you know that, you’ll be a decent horse on the whole.”


Often the main barrier [to a quiet heart] is just personal discipline.  When you feel like you need a spiritual pilgrimage, begin by closing your mouth.” ~ Matt Redman, Facedown

The resurrection of Jesus has given Him the authority to give the life of God to me.  The Holy Spirit can’t be accepted as a guest in merely one room of the house— He invades all of it..takes charge of everything.  My part is to walk in the light & obey.” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

We are a culture that relies on technology over community, in which spoken & written words are cheap, easy to come by, & excessive.” ~ Francis Chan, Crazy Love

“If God has singled you out to be a special object of His grace, you may expect Him to honor you with stricter discipline & greater suffering than less favored ones are called upon to endure.  To do His supreme work of grace within you He will take from your heart everything you love most.” ~ A.W. Tozer, That Incredible Christian

“You can’t become new wine if you remain a whole grape.” ~ Oswald Chambers, The Love of God


Philippians 2:1-15

Mark 9:50

Revelation 21:23

Proverbs 17:24

Mark 4:1-34

Micah 7:19

Micah 5:3-5

Hebrews 12:11

Psalm of the Day

“Let your face shine on your servant; Save me in your unfailing love.” ~ Psalm 31:16

A Year with Aslan

Today’s quote from the book The Last Battle, comes from Farsight.

“There goes one who has called on gods he does not believe in.  How will it be with him if they have really come?”

The Finger Prayer

In his book No Common Task, author George Reindrop tells how a nurse used to encourage her patients, by praying with her fingers.

The thumb points to me, so I pray for those closest to me.
The 2nd finger is for pointing, for all my teachers & the people in the hospital.
The 3rd finger is tallest, so that stands for my leaders.
The 4th finger is the weakest, so it’s for those in trouble or pain.
The pinkie is the smallest, for the least important, & that’s me.