Found this quote compelling…..
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Filed under Easter
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Monday, March 02, 2015
God save me from this.
As a result many Christ followers live selfishly while listening to Bible teachings every Sunday, said the Crazy Love author. He writes that these Christians remind him of "the fattest people on earth" who have consumed so much food that they can no longer walk. "They are fed more and more knowledge every week. They attend church services, join small group Bible Studies, read Christian books, listen to podcasts and are convinced they still need more knowledge." Chan explained that continually listening to the Word without applying it has made Christians' ears dull to God's call.
"That's the first thing I was taught in seminary before we even started classes: the president of the seminary said, 'look be careful because once you can hear the word of God and do nothing in response then the next time you hear it, it'll get easier, and the next time and pretty soon it becomes a habit and a pattern of you're able to hear the Word of God without a practical response,'" said Chan.
"That's a very dangerous place to be and yet, man, that's happening. Every church across this nation, we've fallen into that pattern." The solution, Chan stated, is to act. "Why not assume action? Why do you hear a verse and assume I shouldn't do something in response to that unless the Lord is stopping you?"
Source: Christian Post Online
Friday, February 27, 2015
Fantastic imagery from A. W. Tozer about how the trials and sufferings in our lives work for our good.
But it is paying a terrible price for its tranquility: never does it see the miracle of growth; never does it feel the motions of mounting life nor see the wonders of bursting seed nor the beauty of ripening grain. Fruit it can never know because it is afraid of the plow and the harrow. In direct opposite to this, the cultivated field has yielded itself to the adventure of living. The protecting fence has opened to admit the plow, and the plow has come as plows always come, practical, cruel, business-like and in a hurry.
Peace has been shattered by the shouting farmer and the rattle of machinery. The field has felt the travail of change; it has been upset, turned over, bruised and broken, but its rewards come hard upon its labors. The seed shoots up into the daylight its miracle of life, curious, exploring the new world above it. All over the field the hand of God is at work in the age-old and ever renewed service of creation. New things are born, to grow, mature, and consummate the grand prophecy latent in the seed when it entered the ground.
Nature's wonders follow the plow."
A. W. Tozer, quoted by Matt Chandler in his sermon "Trials and Temptations."
Monday, February 23, 2015
Here's a list of links to articles I found to be interesting, informative, helpful and encouraging last week. All the titles are clickable links. Maybe you will enjoy them also.
The Right Use of the Present Life
Five Tips for Bible Memory
Mulitsite Church is the New "Normal" in America
What is Collagen?
10 Tips to Overcome a Weight-Loss Plateau
How People Around the World Eat Their Yogurts
F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies
Romantically Pulling Weeds
11 Items Successful People Have at Home
12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People
Thursday, February 19, 2015
1. Adjust your calorie intake.
2. Focus on quality.
3. Rotate your routine.
4. Beware of clean-up duty.
5. Know your numbers.
7. Keep a closer eye on your caloric needs.
8. Flush with fluids. .
9. Increase muscle mass.
10. Eat more protein.
Read the entire blog post here.