All Praise – June 12
A Year with Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe
After Aslan’s death on the Stone Table, Susan & Lucy see mice all over & they’re trying to shew them away, but then they notice they’re chewing the ropes. The girls are so caught up in that, they almost fail to notice that in the midst of this devastating loss..the world is coming to life behind them.
The birds are singing..the trees are alive..& the ropes are gnawed through.
Jesus didn’t just come to die for us .. but to redeem us, buy us back from the clutches of sin.
Ransomed Heart Devotion
Sometimes remembering is a longing for things to be the way they were. In the Sacred Romance, John Eldredge calls it a holy longing.
Sadly, many of us have been led to feel that somehow we ought to want less, not more. In Romans 8, Paul says we groan inwardly as we wait eagerly. There may be times when all we have to go on is a sense of duty, but if that’s all we have we will never make it. Our Hero is the example. We can make it, buy only thru a passionate desire for the joy set before us.
Those who let Jesus’ yoke rest on them .. without resistance .. will find the burden they must bear to be light. Discipleship can lead to painful separations, but in the gentle pressure of this yoke we will receive strength..& mercy beyond measure.
Brennan Manning ~ Ragamuffin Gospel
Our halo gets too tight & a carefully disguised attitude of moral superiority results. `The deeper we grow in the Spirit of Jesus, the poorer we become.
Henry Nouwen ~ Discernment
Waiting for the promise means paying attention to what is happening right now before our eyes – because that’s where we see the first rays of God’s glory.
Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz
We believe things we can’t explain. Everybody does.
AW Tozer ~ God Tells the Man Who Cares
The Bible was written in tears..& to tears it will yield its best treasures.
Bob Goff ~ Love Does
Almost every time I type in the word love it gets changed to live. It’s kind of a reminder to me that fully loving & fully living are synonymous.