Thursday, March 17, 2011

Praise God...

"Man is one of your creatures, Lord, and his instinct is to praise you ...The thought of you stirs so deeply that he cannot be content unless he praises you, because you made us for yourself and our hearts find no peace until they rest in you." ~Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Prayer and Fasting

"Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God." ~ Andrew Murray

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spiritually Awake...

“A spiritually awake person would see everything as gift, even suffering. We deserve nothing and yet we so often act as though we deserve everything. Nothing should be taken for granted. We should say thank you every day to God and to each other for all that is provided for us. This is one reason why fasting is such an important spiritual discipline. Not just fasting from food, but also fasting from cars, shopping centres, the news - whatever we have an inordinate attachment to. Fasting can help re-kindle our gratitude for all that we have been given.” ~ Glen Argan

Monday, March 14, 2011

Forgiveness is Unnatural

"Forgiveness is so unnatural an act that it takes practice to perfect. Thank God for difficult people," ~ Gary Thomas

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Answer's Are Not Enough

"Human answers will never be enough for those who are suffering; the pain is simply too great. Our response is to follow the example of Christ, standing in solidarity with the suffering, willing to weep with those who are weeping."

~ C. Sunberg

When Answers Aren't Enough

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TV, Computer, Sports, Facebook, etc.

"Look up TV, computer, sports radio, Facebook, and Twitter in a concordance. No place in the Bible commands us to participate in them. But plenty of places command us to be pure and a good manager of the life—time, abilities and money and opportunities—God has entrusted to you. Don’t squander your time. C. T. Studd said, “Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”

~ Randy Alcorn