"I have left 7,000.. which have not bowed the knee to Baal..."
~1 Kings 19:18
"God created the world out of nothing,
and as long as we are nothing,
He can make something out of us."
"That very night Belshazzar...was slain." ~Daniel 5:30
I choose to not be willfully ignorant. I choose to seek out the truth so that I wouldn't even unknowingly sin. I choose to do my very best to not put myself in opposition to God. I choose to resist Christian mediocrity.
"You and I want God to be able to look on us amid our overindulged, self-absorbed culture, then glance to His right and say, 'She has an extraordinary spirit, doesn't she, Son?' Perhaps Christ will nod His head and, while thinking the thoughts of an anxious bridegroom, lean over and say, 'And isn't she beautiful?'" ~Beth Moore
|The spray center right in the photo is our whale. :)|
"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit'; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? it is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.' But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil." (James 4:13-16)Right. AS THE LORD WILLS.
"Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in from of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I've ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing... Through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away."
"In our rushing, bulls in china shops, we break our own lives." ~Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts29. down comforters like clouds
"Praying with eyes wide open is the only way to pray without ceasing." ~Ann35. Little boy quiet, eyes-closed prayers, self-initiated and spied by mommy.
"...slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything in my life leaves me deeply thankful for very few things in my life."
"...life-changing gratitude does not fasten to a life unless nailed through with one very specific nail at a time."