From My Journal: Thoughts to Ponder

We can always find a reason to praise. Situations change…God’s worth never changes.

…(contentment) fuels the heart with endless reasons to praise God.

…I long to be in a place where my fire for God cannot be quenched or washed away…

…I need to make sure that I’m making my life an appropriate dwelling place for Him.

Even at our lowest ebb, there should be an underlying trust and, therefore, worship.

As a servant I was dispensable…as a son and as a child of God, I was indispensable.

We get so caught up in love and wonder that…we throw ourselves into God’s pleasure.

Sometimes we need reminding of how passionate God is for us.

…we’re meant to have…an intense almost over-the-top edge to our lives and offerings…the key is to somehow keep a vibrant heart abandoned to God…

…out of what’s stored up in our hearts we sing and serve and live.

He must increase and we must decrease. He must become greater and we must become less. (adapted from John the Baptist)

-Matt Redman, The Unquenchable Worshiper

The consequence of abandonment never enters into our outlook, because our lives are so taken up with Him.

Are you more devoted to your idea of what Jesus wants than to Himself…What Jesus says is hard, it is only easy when it is heard by those who have His disposition.

-Oswald Chambers

Love does not stop nicely to calculate the less or more; love does not stop to work out how little it can respectably give. With a kind of divine extravagance, love gives everything it has and never counts the cost. Calculation is never any part of love.

-William Barclay

“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits…” (Psalm 103)

“…be ready for every good deed…” (Titus 3)

Ahh, got this in before little feet were heard coming down the stairs…but, praise God (and I do mean it), they have now made their way to stand beside me. Blessings Friends!