Monday, November 20, 2017

R. Albert Mohler Jr., Hebrews

“There are only two options in the Christian life: we can either sail forward in fidelity or we can drift backward in faithlessness. There is no such thing as standing still in the Christian life.” 
 “The danger of spiritual drift is not only that we might miss out on a spiritually flourishing life; the true danger of spiritual drift is that we abandon the gospel itself and find ourselves under the judgment of God.”
“... fight against the danger of spiritual drift: we must pay attention to and obey the Word of God.”
from Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary, Exalting Jesus in Hebrews

Friday, November 10, 2017


yes Lord, this prayer:

Teach me to believe that if ever I would have any sin subdued I must not only labor to overcome it, but I must invite Christ to abide in the place of it, and he must become to me more than vile lust had been; that his sweetness, power, life may be there (from The Valley of Vision, italics mine).


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

my toes, my heart

if this were the only line in the book, it would be enough

“The ministry of presence is a gift with an expiry date.”

((this is one of those books, where more is underlined and highlighted than not))

by His grace may i learn to be the gift

Monday, November 6, 2017

i have those days when with every turn of a page, or swipe of the finger there is a quote I cannot allow to slip by me. each one wonderful words of truth, echoing His Truth... nonetheless, this morning i must type this from Ann
"Before you blink and your life's a tendril of smoke, a memory, a vapor, gone, know this: you are where you are for such a time as this- not to make an impression, but to make a difference. We aren't here to one-up one another, but to help one another up."

((yes, this for this morning))

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tim Keller, PRAYER

Edmund P. Clowney wrote, “The Bible does not present an art of prayer; it presents the God of prayer.” We should not decide how to pray based on the experiences and feelings we want. Instead, we should do everything possible to behold our God as he is, and prayer will follow. The more clearly we grasp who God is, the more our prayer is shaped and determined accordingly.  - from PRAYER by Timothy Keller