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Wisdom for the Day

Men are commanded in Scripture to unconditionally love their wives.  But woe to the person who dares utter that wives are to treat their husbands with unconditional respect.  Many woman would see this as an oxymoron.

We hear these days about the “Thin Blue Line.”  If law enforcement is the only barrier between a civil society and chaos, our culture is already lost.  JP

Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees takes off his shoes;  the rest sit around and pluck blackberries.

If God calls you to be a doorkeeper, don’t stoop to be a king.

Look around at your possessions, your job, you friends, and your money.  They are but a hand mirror, reflecting back who you are in your soul.

You don’t have to keep your kids entertained all the time.  Boredom is where creativity is born.

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Quotes from Books Revival Praying by Leonard Ravenhill

More quotes from Revival Praying by Leonard Ravenhill.


No man who prays, struts!

To many, prayer is dry because they do all the talking.

The place where the Christian stops to refuel is prayer.

But in Spirit born prayer, I believe we pray God’s burden into and through our hearts.

We can use words without praying, and we can pray without using words….there is a language of the Spirit beyond words – groanings that cannot be articulated, that defy language, that are the yearnings of the heart of God committed to those who seek to know His will and to care for the lost world and feeble Church.

I feel deeply that we trifle with the [Holy Spirit] even in prayer.  What a trivial round of petitions we get in the average prayer meeting!

To be much for God, we must be much with God.

Prayer is taxing.  Prayer is exacting.  Prayer means enduring.  Prayer means denying self, daily dying to self by choice.  But someone says, “There’s nothing wrong in going fishing for a couple of hours.”  Maybe not if you are prayed up.  Yet there is something wrong when we go fishing or do some other thing without the Spirit’s leading.  It is wrong when instead of praying we do things to please ourselves.  There cannot be two operators of the Christian’s life.  We are either Spirit led in everything or self led.

Wisdom for the Day

“Easy” isn’t ever where we meet Jesus.

We wonder why God doesn’t act because we are looking at our watches and God is looking at the calendar.

The strength of your marriage can be gauged by how often you laugh at yourself, at/with each other, and at life.  Laughter covers a multitude of sins.

“Jesus is mine.”  What standing do we have to claim ownership of Almighty God?

Gossip:  Sharing anything about someone, when the act of sharing is not part of the solution to the person’s problem.

Are you really so awesome that you want everyone to be like you?

Make this day count.  You only get one shot at it.

If you were your boss, would you promote you?

 

 

What Do You Believe is True?

I don’t remember where I got these questions but the point is convicting and worth repeating.

  1. Do you believe everything is true that you read in newspapers, books and magazines?
  2. Do you believe everything is true that you read on the internet?
  3. Do you believe everything is true that you read on your phone, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the text messages you get?
  4. Do you believe everything is true that you see/hear on TV, movies, videos?
  5. Do you believe everything is true that you hear in the music you listen to?
  6. Do you believe everything is true that God says in the Bible?

If you said no to the first 5 and yes to the last one, why do you spend the majority of your time watching, reading, listening to something you don’t believe is true, and spend so little time reading something you do believe is true?

Wisdom for the Day

A Blessing:
May all your expectations be frustrated.
May all your plans be thwarted.
May all your desires be withered into nothingness, that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child, and sing and dance in the love of God.

Today, it seems parents are growing children, not raising adults.

God hates our sin, but it does not repulse Him from us;  it actually draws Him to us.  It’s why Jesus came.

The biggest barrier to fully trusting Jesus with our lives is if we don’t believe He is the Good Shepherd but something less.

The two most important things you think about that will shape your life:
1.  What you think about God.
2.  What He thinks about you.

God saw fit to limit man’s intelligence but still allowed him limitless stupidity.

Somewhere along way, we started calling politicians leaders instead of employees.  They have duped us into believing they are perpetually entitled to the job, instead of being dispensable public servants, serving at the will of the people, and not their own.

Woodworking Tips and Tricks How to mix lumpy finish

I had this happen this last week.  I had a can of urethane that had started to gel.  I didn’t need something super smooth as the item gets soaked in the finish for 30 minutes and then is wiped off to make it semi-waterproof.  Stirring did no good, just moved the lumps around. So I pulled out my go-to for mixing.

It’s a kitchen mixer blade, the four bladed type that is rounded at the bottom.  I put this in the drill and in about 30 seconds all the lumps were gone.  Thinned with paint thinner and I was good to go.

This also works with paint and stain.  Use a stir stick to get the sludge off the bottom of the can and then use the mixer blade.  The edges on the blade cut up the lumps, instead of just moving them around like a stick does.  Careful with the speed as this will fling stuff everywhere and then you won’t have any product left for your project.  But it may make interesting designer patterns on you shirt that could start the next clothing craze.

So go to the thrift store and buy a set for a buck and you will be ready next time it happens.  DO NOT use the ones in the kitchen for obvious reasons…the reasons are obvious, right?

I’m not sure about this but the introduction of air bubbles into the mix may cause the liquid to start drying in the can.  I have not found this to be a problem but logically to me, it would make sense.  But the air bubbles may just rise to the top with no accelerated drying than normally.  But if it saves a trip to the Big Box store for another can, give it a try.

Do this instead of stirring all your cans weekly.  I know this would keep all in readiness like the thrifty craftsmen we are, but I think we have better things to do than stir 37 different cans every week 🙂

Wisdom for the Day

Since when did sin become part of the normal Christian life?

“I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do.  I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.”  Reagan.

We don’t need more information.  We need transformation.

There is no such thing as a “small” church.

We are pretty good at publicly confessing other people’s sins but not so much our own.

Do for the truth what others will do for a lie.

Christians are to be people of the Book, not of the PowerPoint.

Being a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because you have been forgiven the inexcusable.

God does not call leaders to be relevant or popular, but to be obedient.