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Book Quotes from Holy Transformation by Kyle Idleman

More quotes from the book Holy Transformation by Kyle Idleman.  Buy it.  Read it.


In order to gain your balance to walk, you have to risk falling.

You show me a Christian that is not involved in authentic community and I will show you a Christian who is not changing – period.

The process [of change] occurs, not in a monastery or merely in our personal devotional life, but foremost in our relationships with others.

The process is not easy.  It’s not getting more of Jesus.  It’s Him getting more of you.

Once we understand who we are in Christ, there are specific attitudes that we must choose to practice whether we feel like it or not.

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Wisdom for the Day

Your life has an expiration date.

In America, our homes have become trash processing centers:
– new stuff comes in and we display it
– we then move it to a closet
– we then move it to the garage
– we then move it to a storage unit
– finally we move it to the dump, where it comes to rest with everyone else’s trash.

Human beings are the only creatures who allow their children to come back home or need to.

Jesus cleared out the temple of His day.  What would He do in yours?

How many excuses and lies do you have to have tell yourself to feel good about how you are  pursuing God’s kingdom wholeheartedly with your resources and not building your own kingdom instead?

You can’t negotiate with God.  It’s either your will or God’s will.

 

Depth of God’s Mercy to me

Depth of Mercy

It is said that  Charles Wesley preached more theology in his hymns than his brother John ever did.  If the following is any indication of what came from his pen and heart, I would agree.  The English may not be familiar but the truths told are timeless.

I identify completely with his sentiment.  I am the sinner that needs mercy and grace every moment or I perish.  “Lo, I still walk the ground.”  Miracles still do happen.

If you look deep enough, I think you will also find yourself in these words.  May the cry of your heart also be:

“Now incline me to repent, Let me now my sins lament, Now my foul revolt deplore, Weep, believe, and sin no more.”


Depth of Mercy
by Charles Wesley

Depth of mercy! Can there be
Mercy still reserved for me?
Can my God His wrath forbear,
Me, the chief of sinners, spare?

I have long withstood His grace,
Long provoked Him to His face,
Would not hearken to His calls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls.

I have spilt His precious blood,
Trampled on the Son of God,
Filled with pangs unspeakable,
I, who yet am not in hell!

I my Master have denied,
I afresh have crucified,
And profaned His hallowed Name,
Put Him to an open shame.

Whence to me this waste of love?
Ask my Advocate above!
See the cause in Jesus’ face,
Now before the throne of grace.

Jesus, answer from above,
Is not all Thy nature love?
Wilt Thou not the wrong forget,
Permit me to kiss Thy feet?

If I rightly read Thy heart,
If Thou all compassion art,
Bow Thine ear, in mercy bow,
Pardon and accept me now.

Jesus speaks, and pleads His blood!
He disarms the wrath of God;
Now my Father’s mercies move,
Justice lingers into love.

Kindled His relentings are,
Me He now delights to spare,
Cries, “How shall I give thee up?”
Lets the lifted thunder drop.

Lo! I still walk on the ground:
Lo! an Advocate is found:
“Hasten not to cut him down,
Let this barren soul alone.”

There for me the Savior stands,
Shows His wounds and spreads His hands.
God is love! I know, I feel;
Jesus weeps and loves me still.

Pity from Thine eye let fall,
By a look my soul recall;
Now the stone to flesh convert,
Cast a look, and break my heart.

Now incline me to repent,
Let me now my sins lament,
Now my foul revolt deplore,
Weep, believe, and sin no more.

Wisdom for the Day

Sometimes wrong things are right things off limits.

Some lessons learned aren’t for us but will be used for others.

Your last day is not your last day.

You don’t need more of God; He needs more of you.

Jesus has to be your Lord and Savior before you can claim Him as your friend.

If you spend all your time trying to be someone else, who will spend the time being you?

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

When a man’s chief business is to serve and please the Lord, all his circumstances become his servants.

Humility is the most powerful character trait and changes all the others.  It is also the most lacking and needed in our culture.

Wood Tips and Tricks

One thing you will run into often are screw holes that are stripped out, either by you or someone else.  There are several ways to renew these holes easily.

On small holes up through about #6 screws, you can use round toothpicks.  I break the toothpick in half to give a place to hammer on.  Dip the pointed end into glue and hammer it into the hole.  If one won’t fill the hole, use 2.  Break off the toothpick, then, using an awl, remake the center of the hole to drive the screw back in.

If the hole is larger than toothpicks can handle, this is my solution.   Make up some alder square strips, about 6″ long, that are just the right size to fit into a pencil sharpener.  Sharpen the end, dip it in glue and hammer it in the hole.  Then you can either saw it off, or just break it off quick and it will usually break flush with the hole.  As before, mark the center of the hole (with the hardware as a guide) with an awl and  replace the screw.

Don’t make the alder pieces longer than 6 inches or they will break off when hammering them in.  Just keep sharpening them until they won’t fit in the sharpener any more.  Alder is just about the right hardness to work.  If you use something softer like pine, then you won’t have the holding power.  If you use something harder like maple or birch, pre-drill the hole for the screw with a drill bit that is the same size as the core of the screw.  This will make it easier to drive the screw in, especially if it is brass.  You don’t want to break off a brass screw in the hole you just repaired…

Hope this helps!

Wisdom for the Day

I may teach what I know, but I reproduce what I am.

Embarrassment is just what’s needed to remind us we are human.

Your sinful nature cannot be managed, reformed or somehow made smaller; it’s as powerful and vile today as it was the day you were saved.

You cannot overestimate the unimportance of just about everything.

Idolatry and sin is when good things become ultimate things.

All sin is ultimately trusting and pursuing anything other than God.

Hell is the greatest monument to human freedom.

Helping someone takes great discernment:  How many times have we helped another overcome an obstacle and broke the very tool God was using to change them?

Happiness is a learned skill and not a result of external circumstances.

Book Quotes from Holy Transformation by Chip Ingram

Starting quotes from a new book today, Holy Transformation by Chip Ingram.  It’s about living out the change that God has worked in at salvation.  Great book and worth the read.


When a person is in Christ, there are predictable and supernatural changes from the inside out that we not only hope for, but expect to happen, in each of our lives.

As you experience holy transformation, you will know it isn’t you.

The tragedy is that many  people have understood that they are sinners before God and that Christ has paid the penalty for their sin.  They have repented and turned to Christ for the forgiveness of their sin, asked Him to come into their lives and been born spiritually.  Yet they have been led to believe that what they have just experienced is the extent of the Christian life.

In order to gain your balance to walk, you have to risk falling.

You show me a Christian that is not involved in authentic community and I will show you a Christian who is not changing – period.

The process [of change] occurs, not in a monastery or merely in our personal devotional life, but foremost in our relationship with others.

The process is not easy,  It’s not getting more of Jesus.  It’s Him getting more of you.

Once we understand who we are in Christ, there are specific attitudes that we must choose to practice whether we feel like it or not.