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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

verses rarely "preached"

add to the list of verses rarely preached on
"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. "
Isaiah 48:10

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

eugene Peterson wisdom on marriage

We learn soon that love does not develop when we impose our will on the other, but only when we enter into sensitive responsiveness to the will of the other.

Friday, September 19, 2008

oswald truth

selection from todays oswald masterpiece, only a fool would add anything of their own

We have the idea that we ought to shield ourselves from some of the things God brings round us. Never! God engineers circumstances and whatever they may be like we have to see that we face them while abiding continually with Him in His temptations. They are His temptations, not temptations to us, but temptations to the life of the Son of God in us. The honour of Jesus Christ is at stake in your bodily life. Are you remaining loyal to the Son of God in the things which beset His life in you?
Do you continue to go with Jesus? The way lies through Gethsemane, through the city gate, outside the camp; the way lies alone, and the way lies until there is no trace of a footstep left, only the voice, "Follow Me."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

human all too human

that is the title of an amazing sermon and also it is the way i feel today. In helping my wife prepare for a ladies conference i worked on 12 of the "Names of God" for posters for a prayer room. People prayed for the names of the ladies attending the conference and what Name of God to match up with them. Jehovah M'Kaddesh ending up having just two names out of the 90 or so attendees. God said, this Name was special
because with it comes a priestly call. A call
to apply the blood of Jesus, and its power to set you apart,
to all of your relationships and dealings with this world.
As one who is set apart for God’s purpose, you are in a
position to intercede for His purposes to be accomplished.
It is a far greater, deeper, wider, call than anyone could ever
explain....
One of the ladies this name was "for" was a person i have been very critical of and at times even "against"... so i felt the weight of conviction to repent of being used by the enemy who was trying to thwart the plans of God for her life, and found a willing partner in me... No More, I repented before God and prayed a blessing on her life.
The official number, that God accepts in our lives, of people that we can be critical of and against is......... ZERO!!!.