Truth is – I journal – a lot. I also read a lot. So I’ve combined my two favorite past times and started a journal of quotes that speak to me from the books I’m reading. I’d love to share them with you.
10/17/12 “when did the validity of the Eternal Word rest on the mood of one of His poor children? Let the promise be the song you sing. He will hear it and make it true for you.” – E Elliot Music of His Promises pg 5
10/16/12 “from faith, for faith” Romans 1
10/10/12 ” God is always bigger than any thing God can say, because words are inadequate to express God and what God can do. Any promise God ever made, God has to fulfill it. The reason being, God is so great, His heart so kind and His desire so intense and tremendous that language does not express it. Not the Greek, not the English, no language expresses God. It cannot. If language could contain God then language would be equal to God.” A.W. Tozer – Mystery of the Holy Spirit pg 43
10/3/12 ” ‘forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who apologize’ is the way many of us pray the prayer the Lord taught the disciples. Jesus told us to forgive those who trespass.” – Elisabeth Elliot, Mark of a Man pg 148
9/19/12 Being a disciple means deliberately identifying yourself with God’s interests in other people. Jesus says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).
9/18/12 there is an absence of the living water of grace and peace in your life – check up stream. Your pride is causing a dam. – Me (Jesus – God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble)
“waiting is not resignation; waiting is an active trust in God to provide fulfillment in His perfect timing, according to His ultimate purpose of glorifying His Son.” C.J. Mahaney
9/16/12 If you have one foot in the future and one foot in the past you’re peeing on the present. – Man I sat next to on a plane
If theres a name for it, you aren’t the first one that has done. – Keith – Man I sat next to on a plane.
We live in a microwave world and serve crockpot God – Man I sat next to on a plne
9/5/12 “Sometimes people talk about how they are “struggling with” certain things, or “working through” them, when what they really mean is that they are delaying obedience.” – Elisabeth Elliot, Mark of a Man
9/2/12 “If the husband can look upon his gift of initiation as a privilege, instead of a right; and if the wife can look upon her gift of response in the same way, instead of as an obligation, both might be surprised to find that Jesus’ promise actually comes true for them; The yoke proves to be easy, the burden light.” – Elisabeth Elliot, Mark of a Man pg 60
8/28/12 “The Holy Spirit is not enthusiasm. Some people get enthusiasm and imagine it is the Holy Spirit. They become worked up over a song thinking it is Spirit-anointed worship. And they imagine that it is the Spirit. Enthusiasm is not the Holy Spirit, because those same people go out and live just like the world. The Holy Spirit never enters a man and then lets him like like the world. You can be sure of that.
Incidentally, that is the reason most people do not want to be filled with the Holy Spirit; they want to live the way they wan to live and have the Holy Spirit as a bit of something extra, as you might have a diamond stickpin or something very beautiful on your clothing. They want the Holy Ghost to be something added, but the Holy Spirit will not be an addition. The Holy Spirit must be Lord or He will not come at all.” A.W. Tozer, Mystery of the Holy Spirit pg 26-27
8/24/12 “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce
“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.”
― William Wilberforce
Today’s Tidbit of Truth – We are what we read (or eat, listen to or watch). “It’s never ‘just’ a movie ( a book, or a song) it’s a worldview” – Dr. Leeland