Word for Your Life
“The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life...“ ~ Revelation 3:5
A Year with Aslan from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
After Eustace has been turned into a dragon, he’s telling the others about being visited by a lion. He says…
There was no moon last night, but there was moonlight where the lion was. I was terribly afraid of it. You may think, being a dragon, I could have knocked any lion out easily enough, but it wasn’t that kind of fear. It came close & looked straight into my eyes & told me to follow. & I knew I’d have to do what it told me.
No moon, but moonlight – a reminder of a day when there will be no sun, & no need for it, because the Lord himself will provide the Light.
Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center
We believe our God can bring victory from whatever it is that has us bound, but we have a part to play.
The story of Mickey Mantle is one of triumph & sadness. Because he’d had several family members who died young, Mickey Mantle believed he was genetically pre-disposed to do that too – so he lived a riotous life.
It was a sad mistake, because cures were developed for all of those things that had plagued his family – but because of his lifestyle, it came too late for him.
So today’s One Thing for us is to learn more readily from the mistakes of others – & don’t make the same deadly miscalculations.
William Booth ~ Founder of Salvation Army
The greatness of man’s power is the measure of his surrender.
Bishop N.T. Wright
Biblical faith is a singing faith – from Miriam’s wild song of triumph on the shores of the Red Sea to the thunderous song of all creation at the triumph of the Lamb. You could summarize the whole of Christian discipleship in terms of the summons to join in that song.
Joni Eareckson Tada ~ The God I Love
I wished God were like He used to be, a few notches lower. I wanted Him to be lofty enough to help me but not so uncontrollable. I longed for His warm presence, times when He seemed more… safe.
David Roper ~ A Heart of Wisdom
Ingratitude in others can embitter us. We must forgive those who fail to thank us, even those who’ve turned away. We can’t do much about those who disregard us, but we can do a good deal about ourselves. & the habit of thankfulness must come from inside, because apart from His grace we’d all be ungrateful wretches.
I believe that out there in space where there are a thousand million galaxies, God can find a place to put us – so we don’t have to go around discouraged & despondent with our shoulders bent. I’m not worried about where it is, but I know it’s going to be where Jesus is.
Thomas Edison’s last words
It is very beautiful over there.
Matt Redman ~ Facedown
The whole design of the Tent of Meeting was to give some very strong signals to the people as to whom they were worshipping. God doesn’t delight in fast-food spirituality. Worship is a spiritual occasion, marked by mystery & wonder .. & you can’t rush into wonder.
Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz
I was guilty of using love like money, withholding it to get people to change & be who I wanted them to be .. but God doesn’t withhold love to teach me a lesson.