"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you..." 1 Corin. 12:9

Friday, January 29, 2010

C.S. Lewis Rocks!

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him 
than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling 
the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C. S. Lewis  

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; 
if you look for comfort you will not get either 
comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking
to begin, and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis 

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
C. S. Lewis  

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... 
It has no survival value; rather it is one of those 
things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

Thursday, January 28, 2010


A quote shared by my wonderfully like-minded friend, MaryBeth.


"Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it." Ralph Waldo Emerson


Haven't had much to say lately.  I guess my thoughts have not been running as deep as I would like!  :) 

Still plugging away at trying to get up early everyday to spend some time with my Savior.  Often I am just very tired and have to try to force myself not to fall asleep reading.  I am relying on God's love and not my expert performance I can tell you.  Being faithful in the dailiness of life is what He wants from me and it is what I am striving for.  To persevere in meeting with Him no matter what I feel like and to live out His Word by serving my family and friends is what I am working toward.  Coming to maturity isn't easy.  I have operated by how I feel too long.  It is a hard habit to break. 

So my 'self-talk' has changed these days.  Instead of saying, "I don't feel like it...", I am trying to say, "It doesn't matter what I feel like, this needs to get done.  Now hop to it!"  Instead of thinking, "I'm bored.", I try to say to myself, "It doesn't matter that you are bored, just start a task and work through it without dwelling on your feelings toward it."  Instead of complaining, I try to repeat Philippians 2:14 to myself, "Do everything without complaining or arguing."  I guess this is my attempt to "Take every thought captive to obey Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5)

My children are always looking forward to the day when they don't have anyone else to boss them.  A lot of days I wish I had someone to boss me and make me do what I should.  Unfortunately, I am the one who has to boss me and some days I am the enemy!  Thank You, Lord Jesus that You are not done with me yet and that You will carry the good work You began in me on to completion!  (Phil. 1:6)  Thank You that though I cannot do the good I want to do all the time, You are at work in me and You are helping me to make progress.  (Romans 7; Phil. 2:13,4:13; Habakkuk 3:19-20)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Riches of Grace

by AW Tozer

Hebrews 1:1-2 'God...hath in these last days spoken  unto us by His Son...by Whom also He made the worlds.'

Would it startle you if I dared to say that the living God has never done anything in His universe apart from Jesus Christ?

Christians seem to be woefully unaware of the full meaning and measure of the grace of God.  Why should we question God's provision when the Holy Spirit tells us through the Apostle John that the Word Who became flesh is 'full of grace and truth'?  Brethren, the stars in their courses, the frogs that croak beside the lake, the angels in heaven above and men and women on earth below---all came out of the channel we call the eternal Word!

In the book of Revelation, John bears record of the whole universe joining to give praise to the Lamb that was slain.  Under the earth and on the earth and above the earth, John heard creatures praising Jeuss Christ, all joining in a great chorus:  'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing' (5:12).

Yes, surely the entire universe is beneficiary of God's rich grace in Jesus Christ!