All Praise – June 19
A Year with Aslan from The Magician’s Nephew
Uncle Andrew had heard what he thought was singing, but when he saw it was a lion he thought it must have been a roar. & it says…
The more the lion sang, the more he tried to convince himself. & eventually, he did…He couldn’t hear the song, only the roar in his ears.
If we want to hear the voice of Jesus, we have to open our ears…& believe.
Ransomed Heart Devotion
Many generations of Americans have sung “We Shall Overcome”, & they would all tell you it doesn’t come without a fight. In Waking the Dead, John Eldredge says…
Any movement toward freedom & live will be opposed. Sadly, many accusations will actually be spoken by Christians. When we make those kinds of agreements with demonic forces, we come under their influence. Some spirit whispers “I’m an idiot”, & we agree..& then spend years trying to sort thru feelings of insignificance. We end the agony by breaking the agreement.
Anthony Doerr ~ All the Light We Cannot See
In heaven, will we really see God face to face? What if you’re blind? & the answer comes…I’d expect if God wants us to see something, we’ll see it.
Brennan Manning ~ Ragamuffin Gospel
We actually come to believe our illusions & rationalizations & clutch them to our hearts like favorite teddy bears.
Henry Nouwen ~ Discernment
Someone listened, understood, & became a friend. The 2 lost disciples found a new place where the events that had led to sadness were transformed into joy. They recognized that they were no longer alone.
Matt Redman ~ Mirror Ball
[At the Cross] we find the purest love this world will ever see. An act so mysterious, we find justice, sacrifice & suffering; obedience, endurance, & hope. But…in the center, making sense of them all, we find love.
Bob Goff ~ Love Does
I think a father’s job, when it’s done best, is to get down on both knees, lean over his children’s lives, & whisper “Where do you want to go?