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Two Ways to Remember Jesus
"April six two ways to remember. Jesus remember jesus christ risen from the dead. The offspring of david as preached in my gospel. Second timothy two eight. Paul mentions two specific ways to remember. Jesus remember him has risen from the dead and remember him as the offspring of david. Why these two things about jesus. Because if he is risen from the dead he is alive and triumphant over death including our death if the spirit of him who raised jesus from the dead dwells in you key who raised christ jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit which dwells in you. Romans eighty eleven which means that no matter how serious the suffering becomes the worst that it can do on this earth is kill. You and jesus has already taken the sting out of that enemy. He's alive and you will be alive. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul beth. You ten twenty eight but more than that. The resurrection of jesus was not a random resurrection. It was the resurrection of the son of david remember. Jesus christ risen from the dead the offspring of david. Why does paul say that. Because every jewish person knew what that meant that meant that jesus is the messiah john. Seven forty two and that meant that. This resurrection was the resurrection of an everlasting king. Listen to the words of the angel to marry jesus mother behold you will conceive in your womb and bear a son and you shall call his name jesus he will be great and we'll be called son of the most high and the lord god will give to him the throne of his father david
What Binds the Hands of Love?
"Christian March thirty one. What binds the hands of love. We always thank god. The father of our lord. Jesus christ when we pray for you since we heard of your faith in christ jesus and the love that you have for all the saints because of the hope laid up for you in heaven colossians one three through five. The problem with the church today is not that there are too many people who are passionately in love with heaven. The problem is not that professing. Christians are retreating from the world spending half their days reading scripture and the other half seeing about their pleasures in god all the while indifferent to the needs of the world. That's not happening. The people of god are not so full of love to god that they spend half their days in his word. The problem is that professing. Christians are spending ten minutes reading scripture and then half their day making money and the other half loving and repairing what they spend it on. It's not heavenly mindedness. That hinders love for the lost. At hurting of this world. It is worldly mindedness that hinders love even when it is disguised by a religious routine on the weekend. Where is the person whose heart is so passionately in love with the promised. Glory of heaven that he feels like an exile and sojourner on the earth. Where's the person who has so tasted the beauty age to come that the diamonds of the world looked like marvel's from the dollar store and the entertainment of the world feels empty and the moral causes of the world are too small because they have no view of
Ministry and the Fear of Man
"A great obstacle to serving the lord especially among the young is the fear of rejection and opposition. All kinds of thoughts entered the mind. About how some people might not like the way we act or speak. People might disagree or be offended. I might make a mistake and get criticized. The fear of man is a great hindrance to ministry. So god says don't fear. Because i will be with you and i will deliver you. God's presence and approval is more valuable than all the accolades of men And god says that in an through all your troubles. I will deliver you. You will triumph in the end. You will be more than a conqueror and the same thing is promised to all of us. In christ jesus. Today god has said. I will never leave you or forsake you so we can confidently say the lord is my helper. I will not fear what can man do to me. Hebrews thirteen five and six. If god is for us who can be against us. Romans eight thirty one. So god said to young jeremiah and god says to young people today whom he is calling to serve him and to the rest of us do not say. I am only a youth or too old or too anything jeremiah. One seven why because your life is rooted in the unshakable sovereign purposes of god. You have been chosen and consecrated and formed and appointed for a great purpose. Because god's authority not your own is behind you're serving and you're speaking and because god himself will be with you to deliver you in all your
"devotional" Discussed on The Babylon Bee
"Okay. So here's here's the things. It says david rush who has broken more than one hundred fifty guinness record one guy. It's probably not like super athletic. Win the record for the most world records who just pointless said he and his wife. Jennifer previously attempted the same record in summer two thousand twenty but despite managing to put on thirty two shirts. They're tendrils disqualified detour requirement that each shirt be pulled to the waste all round the body. Those this isn't this isn't just some willy nilly thing but it is willy nilly because they just made up that rule they just said oh you gotta pull out away the waste like putting shirt. You just go home and do this. We're okay so it's thirty five. Was there a time limit. See that's probably what. I didn't look for the whole thing. I just wanted to get probably a time. I would think so. I think so. Because i've put on the shirt thirty five times at least off. I think we were talking about if i could break a world record. I think this is an easy one. Thirty five shirts in sixty seconds. That's the qualifier. So it's too so they had them all laid out on the ground ready to go and then why couldn't you line them up so that they're like hanging is run through them. Just dived sir already. It's the way that you put on your kid. It's all scrunched up and ready with three holes ready to go and just can work good work all right all right well. Let's look at some problematic disney plus shows it's doing so disney plus laps warning on a lot of stuff. Now it's mostly the older stuff because apparently disney used to have this employees. That made a lot of stuff that they have a lot of issues with. So they've since parted ways with this guy. His name was walt disney but so they just slap a warning on everything that he worked on. Because he's really doesn't align with their their view of things you know. Yeah that's true so but anyway so they recently little slap the morning of the muppet show Because the is a lot of problematic things like kermit. the frog talks like jordan peterson. Yeah and he reminds you definitely the frog pepe and miss piggies pig to grow you. Women are by a man which is. Oh yeah that's horrible. You one one of them. Frank is going to step down from voicing this piggy but they don't have a problem with that yeah they don't probably that they may voicing women yet. It's only like these. Because because i don't see women's like a protected class anymore they don't well that's the whole equality rights act is taking away women as a protected class They don't they. Don't see women as oppressed class anymore actually progress. We can actually get to this point. Where like right. Nobody's protect class analysis. Get over replacing it. With new project cleanse trampling the rights of the preview. This is supposed to be fun here. We get leads complicated. We'll do coolest do a quick rundown of some of the disney plus shows that are also going to be retrieving receiving these content and weddings. So wanda vision is problematic. And it's got a constant warning that promotes nineteen fifties patriarchal family structure and it can often be incredibly black and white it can be full episodes. Just yeah there's no room for grey areas just black and white right. Yeah there's a show called the right stuff which they warn the title contains the word the right which is triggering for some Oh and big hero. Six never heard of it. It's like john's a big robot. Guy in fat white robot promotes white male city cars. It's they use fossil fuels exorbitant news fossils and larry the cable guy's on exhorbitant usage of larry. The cable guy who's very problematic. We've talked to him. I'm still recovering. Handy manny perpetuates native stereotypes. The mexicans are good at work that white people.
"devotional" Discussed on The Babylon Bee
"The west wing and patio for cigar. Smoking bird down there. It's beautiful it would feel really cool to make that and then he's gonna die some day and his kids are going to be like that's grandpa's bird city. I i think if you've got this in your backyard. There's a slightly higher chance that you're like an axe murderer axe murder. We'll maybe i don't know like you might just be a little more. Tk and i'm guessing. This person is over sixty right. He can use his hands to do things. and he's white. I can relate. I could i. I think it's no. I love it. I've made a small amount of things out of wood. Since i came of age into the ford my own tools a year when you can start to house suddenly had a garage and then we've talked about this before but like i built my own medicine cabinet stuff and such pride everyday. I pull my toothbrush out of there just to be clear. I'm not saying this guy's an expert. Send that there's probably a one percent your over and the vending again. The vendetta probably meets because he could also build bombs and stuff building stuff. Yeah and it's just weird so philadelphia. Airport employs robot for contact. Free food delivery geeta dita a robot with a forty pound capacity cargo van that delivers food to passengers waiting for their flights. So we'd have to make a few trips to get me my food. It's only forty pound capacity. I guess that's it rolls around and give people food. That's is the future. This is the new normal robots..
When God Becomes 100% for Us
"Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh carrying out the desires of the body and the mind and were by nature children of rats like the rest of mankind visions to three all of god's wrath all the condemnation we deserve was poured out on jesus all of god's demand for perfect righteousness were fulfilled. By christ the moment we see by grace this treasure and receive him in this way his death counts as our deaths and his condemnation as our condemnation and his righteousness as our righteousness and god becomes one hundred percent irrevocably for us forever in that instant question. This leaves unanswered is doesn't the bible. Teach that any turn ity. God set his favor on us in election. In other words thoughtful people ask. Did god become one hundred percent for us. In the moment of faith and union with christ and justification did he not become one hundred percent. Four us in the act of election before the foundation of the world pulses inefficient one. Four and five. God chose us in jesus before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before him in love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through. Jesus christ is god then not one hundred percent for the elect from eternity. The answer hangs on the meaning of one hundred percent with the term one hundred percent. I'm trying to preserve a biblical truth found in several passages of scripture for example. In if he wants to three. Paul says that christians children of rat before they were made alive in. Christ jesus. We all once lived among the sons of disobedience in the passions of our flesh carrying out the desires of the mind and the body and were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind. Polish saying that before birth before we were made alive together. With christ god's wrath was on us the elect were under wrath. This changed when god made us alive. In christ jesus and awakened us to see the truth and beauty of christ so that we received him as the one who died for us and as the one who's righteousness is counted as ours because our union with jesus before this happened to us we were under god's grass then because of our faith in christ and union with him all god's wrath was removed and he then became in that sense one hundred percent for us therefore exult in the truth that god will keep you he will get you to the end because in christ he is one hundred percent for you and therefore getting to the end does not make god to be one hundred percent for you. It is the effect of the fact that he is already one hundred percent for
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock Hall
"The rock and roll hall of fame has named sixteen acts being considered for induction this year I marquees are letter with the latest the go-go's Mary J. Blige Iron Maiden Dionne Warwick and Fela Kuti are first time nominees for the rock hall this year L. L. cool J. has been nominated for a sixth time the other nominees are foo fighters Jay Z. Tina Turner Kate bush devotional could come on the New York dolls reach against the machine Todd Rundgren and Carole King who is already in the rock call for song writing fans can vote for up to five nominees per day until April thirtieth the inductees will be revealed in may the inductions will be in Cleveland in the fall
Are You Glad You Are Not God?
"To the lord of families of the people's ascribed to the lord glory and strikes som- ninety six seven. Here's at least part of the experience. That the sole mrs referring to when he says a scribe give to the lord strength. What are we doing when we ascribe to. The lord strength i by god's grace we give attention to god and see that he is strong we give heed to his strength then we give our approval to the greatness of his strength. We give due regard to. It's worth we find his strengths to be wonderful. But what makes this wonder that we experience a giving kind of wonder give to the lord strength is that we are especially glad that the greatness of the strength is his and not ours. We feel a profound fitness in the fact that he is infinitely strong and we are not. We love the fact that this is so we do not envy god for his strength. We are not coverages of his power. We are full of joy that all strength is his everything in us. Rejoice is to go out of ourselves and behold his power as if we had arrived at the celebration of the victory of a distance runner who had beaten us in the race and we found our greatest joy in admiring his strength rather than resenting our loss we find the deepest meaning in life when our hearts freely go out of ourselves to admire god's power rather than turning inward to boast in our own or even to think about our own we discover something overwhelming. It is profoundly satisfying not to be god but to give up all thoughts or desires to be god in our giving. Heed to god's power there rises up in us a realization that god created the universe for this so that we could have the supremely satisfying experience of not being god but admiring the godmanis of god. The strength of god there settles over us a peaceful realization. That admiration of the infinite is the final all satisfying and of all things.
Navigating These Troubled Times with Mary DeMuth
"Well hey there my friends. I am just so honored that you chose to tune in to the podcast today. One of my favorite things about this format is that we get to talk about important topics with people who have a lot of wisdom and today is no exception in fact. I'll tell you what. I've really been looking forward to talking to mary booth because she has insight into some of the hot topics that that honestly it's hard to have conversations around and today we're gonna talk about the importance of prayer and living biblically knowing the word of god so that it shapes our lives but then we navigate the emotionally charged often deeply divided world in which we live even in the church. I love it when god brings people across your path that you've admired from a distance but you get to meet in person and you think oh my word. They're even cooler than i thought. And mary demuth you or one of those people i just so appreciate your heart for jesus your generosity to people in your willingness to speak truth god's truth when sometimes it's difficult to here and We're going to be kind of delving into that but we're also going to be talking about your new book. Pray every day. But there's so many things i can't wait to talk to you about mary. Demuth welcome to the living room. Hey it is great to be in your living room in its cozy here. I love it. I love it your cyber living room exactly kind of a virtual living room where you located at mary. I'm in north texas near dallas awesome awesome. And i'm so we're just almost next door neighbors. I'm in. i'm just above you in montana. So several thousand miles away down the lane. That's right that's right will marry has just has had a voice in the christian women Round for so many years author of forty two books and her newest one is pray every day. which is i. Am i right to assume that that kind of came out of the your podcast. It did exactly I my podcast is almost three years old now and it's a very simple format. I read scripture. And then i pray it's about five minutes long And what prairie day is is one of the things i wanted to do is explore the actual prayers of the bible and This is a ninety day devotional. There's a little more than ninety prayers in the bible. Not much more. And so it was really fun to add. Never really seen that explored before says really fun to explore. What are the verse of the bible. And then what does that mean for me. And how do. I move forward in prayer. And what do i. What can i learn about prayer every single day for ninety days. That may change my prayer life. That's so beautiful it's a. It's a lovely book in so approachable. What do you think you know as you spent that time looking at the of the bible. What were some of the main things you learned about prayer. Well i think there's so many different types of prayers and one of the ones that i really appreciate is the lament psalms These are prayers of lament and they go through a very specific format And the fun thing about in a lament psalms it starts with y y y all this bad stuff happening and then it ends with reminding ourselves of the goodness of god. And that's been a really nice pattern for me to follow particularly when the world fell apart We can lament their scriptural foundation for doing that. It's okay to say. I don't understand it's okay to say where are you got. This is all part of the prayer life that we can have. That's so beautiful. You really do love that about the lord that he doesn't ask us to tidy up our prayers before we come but to pour out our hearts. And i i think sometimes we're afraid to be honest about where we're at why. Why do you think that is well logically. It doesn't make any sense. Because if god is omniscient he already knows and so why would we try to hide it from him. It's not gonna work. But i think we don't do it because we're afraid and i also think we don't really understand the relational aspect of god prayer is not a transactional thing. It's actually a relational thing. And so god is always pursuing us in relationship and when we pray were simply having a conversation with him and when we don't pray then we are not having a conversation with him so it's important that we just. He knows it all ready. And we're not gonna take them by surprise by telling them. This really hurts. This is confusing to me and the reason that we do it and the reason god wants us to do it is that he wants to be with us in relationship when we are going through stress and trauma. Yeah i and. I think that's a thing that we forget is is that he really is god with us and for me. You know god's just kind of doing something new in my prayer life that. I've actually been praying for years and it's that that it would become more real and more vibrant in one of the simple little things that has changed. Prayer from me is to consciously come into his presence you know. Sometimes i just pull out my prayer. I do my prayer. I do everything. I read my bible and then you know god bless dinner and all of that and i don't really realize the privilege that i've been given and we've been given to come into the very throne room of heaven. How has praying every day. Change that aspect for you. I think it's been more of even though god is holy holy holy and i i remember him such. There's a a deeper camaraderie. That comes the more i prayer. Pray and the more. I understand that this is real and like you said just imagining it or thinking of it is. This is a privilege and this is real. And i'm in god's presence right now and he has that word with is really powerful. We just jumped off of a season of Of christmas and advent and that word whisk emmanuel god with us is such a powerful word. And i think we lost a little bit of that. It's not about us trying to perform christian louis. It's about us being disciple by jesus.
Delayed Deliverances: A Devotion
"Delivery nces immediately. All doors were opened and everyone's bonds were on fastened x sixteen twenty six in this age. God rescues his people from some harm. Not all harm. That's comforting to know because otherwise we might conclude from our harm that he has forgotten us or rejected us so be encouraged by the simple reminder that in acts sixteen nineteen to twenty four. Paul and silas were not delivered but in verses twenty five to twenty six they were. i know deliverance. They seized paul and silas and dragged them into the marketplace verse. Nineteen the magistrates tore the garments off of them verse. Twenty two they inflicted many blows on them. Verse twenty three. The jailer fastened their feet in stocks. Verse twenty four then deliverance about midnight. Paul and silas were praying and singing hymns to god and suddenly there was a great earthquake. So that the foundations of the prison were shaken and immediately doors were and and everyone's bonds were unfashionable versus twenty five and twenty six. God could have stepped in sooner. He didn't he has his reasons. He loves paul and silas question for you. If you plot your life along this continuum of paul's initial suffering and later deliverance. Where are you are you in the stripped and beaten stage or the unshackled door flung open stage. Both are gods stages of care for you. He has not left you or forsaken you. Hebrews thirteen five. If you are in the fettered stage don't despair sing. Freedom is on the way it is only a matter of time even if it comes through death unto death i will give you the crown of life revelation to
Passionate for God and Truth
"Passionate for god and truth. What if some were unfaithful. Does their faithlessness. Nullify the faithfulness of god by no means. Let god be true though. Everyone were liar as she just written that. You may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judged romans. Three three and four are concerned with truth is an inevitable expression of are concerned with god. If god exists then he is a measure of all things and what he thinks about. All things is the measure of what we should think not to care about. Truth is not to care about god to love god. Passionately is to love truth passionately. Being god centered in life means being truth driven in ministry. What is not true is not of god. Ponder these four sets of texts. On god and truth. One god is truth. Romans three three and four. God the father. What if some were unfaithful does their faithless. Nullify the faithfulness of god by no means. Let god be clue. Though everyone world wire john fourteen six. God the son jesus said to him. I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. John fifteen twenty six god the spirit when the helper comes whom i will send to you from the father the spirit of truth who proceeds from the father. He will bear witness about me to not loving the truth is eternally ruinous. second loans. to ten. The wicked will perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Three christian living is based on knowledge of the truth. I corinthians six fifteen and sixteen. Do you not know. Your body's are members of christ. Shell i then take the members of christ and make them members of a prostitute. Never or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her for the body of christ is built with truth in love colossians. One twenty eight him. We proclaim warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom that we may present everyone mature in christ may god lake us passionate for him and for truth.
Book Talk with Amy
"Let's kick off. Because i know we got a lot to cover because as i said last time. Amy is a voracious reader. Actually read a lot. yes yes You know for most of our marriage. I pretty much only in the top of him. He's four headed on up because the rest of it is buried in books. Yes no hyperbole here. None whatsoever so it's nice to see your face. Thank you so like. I said it. So we've got about an eight show playing and let started off amy. We were talking a couple of weeks ago About ways to encourage ourselves in these in these times but those of you who are just tuning in the last two episodes we talked about spiritual strength for dark days and part of that was of course reading good christian works biographies missionary biographies other books christians as we started to talk about that you started to talk about some of your favorite books right. I was starting to talk about one of my all time. Favourite devotional and that's when i was interrupted and said wait a minute. Hold that thought. There's ariza podcast idea exactly. That's what happens these days you know. We'll hold on wait. There's a podcast in this. Exactly most of you probably know. 'cause i know. Anthony mentioned it that he is an insomniac a lot of times so he tends to come up with these ideas In the middle of the night. And i hear about them as soon as i get up in the morning. So exactly so amy. What do you have forced today. How do you want to start off. Do you wanna talk about. Do you want to go by genre of book or do you want to talk about some of your favorite authors. Let's go by genre. Because then i think it'll. It'll blend into the rest of the books. Now mind you. This is not an exhaustive. List of books I usually i usually have about two nonfiction books. One or two nonfiction books that i read and usually one novel That i'm reading at any given time. So i have read a lot of books and that's just who i am but i think what i wanted to first start out with ian about. I'm really only going to talk about two devotional specifically that have really impacted me. And then i've gone over and used more than once but there is a warning to this. There was a time when i was definitely reading. More devotional probably early in my my christian walk that i was reading more devotional from popular authors popular christian women authors solid at the time couple of not so solid anymore but i found myself focusing more on those devotional than i was in reading scripture in the morning so i would find myself. Maybe how i only have time to read this devotional. I'm going to do this then. I'll skip the reading. 'cause i'm busy. I gotta get ready for work. I've got to get out the door. And i honestly couldn't tell you when us back when people did get out the door yes exactly. Yeah that was that was before a permanent remote work. So i don't know where in my walk i don't know if it was discussions that you and i had probably over time as we discuss things but i realized that i was doing too much devotional not enough scripture and net many devotional. That are out. There are not. Christ centered They're all about. How do i feel better. How do i make my life easier. How do i. How do i be a better wife better worker. There's a certain amount. That's okay with that but because it's too easy to get knocked off the track. I personally have just made a conscious effort that i don't re- devotional unless it's really very scripture-based very christ forest so my absolute number one Devotional is what's called streams in the desert. Some of you may have heard of this. You'll usually see it on the shelf as streams in the desert by mrs charles e cowman. It's actually lettie cowman The wife of charles cowman but back in the day in the early thirties i think when this was published It was common for women who did publish to go by their misses. And they're they're married name. What's fascinating about. The cowans is that they were missionaries to in japan from one thousand nine hundred nineteen seventeen and i didn't know this until after the fact. Actually i got my first copy of streams in the desert from you You founded in a thrift store and gave it to me for christmas
"devotional" Discussed on Solid Joys Daily Devotional
"December fifteen life and death at christmas. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly john. Ten ten as i was about to begin this devotional. I received word. That marian nostrum had just died marian and her husband. Elmer had been part of our church longer than most of our members had been alive at the time she was eighty seven. They had been married sixty four years when i spoke to elmer and told him i wanted him to be strong in the lord and not give up on life. He said he has been a true friend. I pray that all christians will be able to say at the end of life. Christ has been a true friend each advent. I'm mark the anniversary of my mother's death. She was cut off in her fifty sixth year. In a bus accident in israel it was december. Sixteen nine thousand nine hundred seventy four. Those events are incredibly real to me even today. If i allow myself i can easily come to tears for example thinking that my sons never knew her. We buried her the day after christmas. What a precious christmas it was many of you will feel your loss this christmas more pointedly than ever. Don't block it. let it come feel it. What is love for if not to intensify our affections both in life and in death but oh do not be bitter. It is tragically self destructive to be bidder. Jesus came at christmas that we might have eternal life. I came that they might have life and have it abundantly jalen ten ten elmer and marian had discussed where they would spend their final years. Elmer said marian and i agreed that our final home would be with the lord. Do you feel restless for home. I have family coming home for the holidays. It feels good. I think the bottom line reason for why it feels good is that they an i are destined in the depths of our being for an ultimate homecoming. All our homecomings are for tastes and four tastes are good unless they become substitutes. Oh don't let all the sweet clings of the season becomes substitutes for the final great all satisfying sweetness. Let every loss and every delight. Send your heart's a homing after heaven christmas. What is it but this. I came that they may have life mary. A new stream. Ruth popper and you and i that we might have life now and forever make your now the richer and deeper this christmas by looking at the fountain a forever. It is so near..
It's all a Setup with Ed Burdette
"Back with us for a second. Time is the host of the one year bible. Podcast ed burr debt. Welcome back to the show. Ed thank you so much. Glad you glad to be here again and greg you. Yeah thanks for coming back man. How's the podcast and the book doing anything new. I'll man it's It's continuing on what like the The new element of the podcast really is weekly episodes on fridays. Where i get to do a devotional about a different passage each week and so inch has kind of been like you know just looking at different angles at something and and Getting to get new perspectives and new insights and so that's just kind of continual discovery process for me that i really love. That sounds fun man. We do that on fridays. then i'd say it. Yeah yeah so there's a. There's a daily reading release so that seven days a week but then on friday we do special episode where we take section of that as reading and then we look at it a little bit more in depth and rather than being a straight up just reading of the bible. It's it's some looking into it and some analysis. That's always fine doing that. Yeah that's cool. Cool fun well. We left off last time. We were talking about All over the place where all over the place mainly liberal theism and non belief and whatnot. I think i kind of want to start off with. What are your thoughts on atheists on those not like me. Nonbelievers thoughts There's mean definitely met folks before who who share that That belief and i guess. I guess just kind of top of mind. I think globally Y'all are in a very small minority true and yeah so You know. That's that's kind of i thought and then i don't really have kinda broad impressions other than that Mostly just enjoy enjoy understanding. You know maybe someone something you know what a beliefs on holds about kind of like a case by case person by person you know just chatting with adnan and talking it over dry like we're doing now yeah exactly. Yeah for sure definitely. Do you do think that eighth east deserve punishment for their non-belief. Oh i mean. I think that when when You know i just think of the first couple of chapters of the book of romans and where we're paul laying out this. Hey like the structure of of the way that the world is made is such claims that you know everyone kind of has to go also to To understand things about god And so he he's kind of saying like you know the evidence is out there and and that we're all we're all presented with it In a way that they're you know there's something to that they're there what we're answerable for that What we've been given what we've been shown interesting referred to jeremiah. Thirty three three call to me. And i will answer you until you great and unsearchable things you do not know. So is that kind of you. Know five call to ya where he's already shown himself to me so therefore i deserve to be condemned because i've seen and i should have believed that point but i chose not to. Oh i mean. I understand the great and unsearchable things those would be. You know maybe related to some of the stuff that paul writes about in in that section of romans but but i mean those i think the great unsearchable things just might be Not necessarily related to the line of arguing of like. Hey you know. Why do i believe what i believe you know. Or what what basic beliefs do i have about reality. And the structure of the universe cosmos. I think that's more kind of like the the arena in which paul is making a making a case rather than like the jeremiah passage. That's how i read them. Gotcha so we've seen him as far as creation creation is enough for us to believe that y'all way specifically the one that did this. Oh i think it's Remember exactly what's written there in romans. But it's something you know basically like you know god's got divine nature and whose power. So how specific we could get from creation itself You know i'm not you know. I'm not totally sure about that. So his divine nature and power. This is something you believe that eighth me is an unbeliever that i've already witnessed in some sense. Yeah yeah. I think we've all witnessed it
Reach Out and Gather In with Karen Ehman
"Well i am so happy to have caring eamon with today. She's in new york times bestselling author speaker with thirty ministries she writes for encouragement today and has an online devotional that reaches over four million women daley she's authored fifteen bucks and i'm really excited to talk about your newest book. Karen reachout gather in. Can you kind of tell us what brought you to this book. And what's the what's the heart behind it. Sure and thanks so much for having me. It's just great to be with you today. Well i grew up in a home. I had a mom who was just so giving and so loving but had a very different personality than me. She's pretty quiet and shy. And you know. I'm one of these people. That's at the party with lamp shade on my head and i have always talking In so i didn't the same kind of personality that she had. But there was one aspect of her behavior that i just really wanted to emulate and that was the fact that she had this philosophy in life. That if you ever felt like things weren't going your way and your circumstances had you down that you always need to remember that. There's somebody out there. Has it worse off than you. So go find that person and make their day and in some strange way. It makes sure as well and i just saw her live this out. I just saw her a very others. Centered person a very welcoming person. And as i grew up in became a christian as a teenager. I saw that my goodness she got this from the bible. You know she was a believer and i i saw that. That's how the lord calls us to live to not be so self-focused always thinking what's in it for me but to be somebody who tries to reach out in and tries to look for that person and notice that person who leased expects to be seen Wow that's so powerful and so needed in this time. i think maybe it's personality taibbi. It's just the time we're in but it's just so easy to become self focused. I don't think we mean to but it's just like it's easy to believe that the world revolves around us. Has it come naturally to you to be other centered. Sometimes it has. I would honestly say with others outside my family it acts. I'm pretty good at reaching out to others and putting others first and you know trying to keep them happy or make them happy and make them feel that sometimes within my four walls of a little more difficult you know. I think that we all know. Sometimes family brings out the worst us and sometimes i wonder if that's just because you know our friends and coworkers neighbors you know. They have a choice whether or not they want to hang around us or whether or not. They're gonna like us that our family have no choice right so sometimes we let our bad behavior just kind of bubble up to the surface and we bent on them. Because you know they're not going anywhere they're stuck with us right so i would say it comes pretty naturally with other people outside my home but i have to work on a little more with people inside my home. That's where i tend to be more selfish. Yeah well and we're living in this world right now where you know. I think with covid and everything. We're not able to gather and we've been. I wonder sometimes we were so busy beforehand that maybe we didn't have time together. What are you hearing from people when it comes to this idea of connecting in a deeper way and becoming others focused. I think covid has really changed. Things i know before. It seems like sometimes we would gross about hamanaka gotta go to that meeting church. You know i've got to go to another soccer game. You know even though my child rather gets in the game. He kinda rides the bench. But i've gotta go and be the good mom and we kinda groused about those impersonal things and we tended to gravitate more to our phones. You know we get addicted to our phones and we have them always with us in in our pocket and we can let them easily divert us from the real life happening in front of our faces. But i think in a weird way for me and for people that i'm close to. It's kind of switch things now. We're kind of tired of screens. Were tired of being on zoom meetings. We're tired of only getting you know our human interaction through the face of our phone or over screen as we work at home or whatever and now we're kind of craving those in person meetings we we had. I'm in michigan and michigan has opened. I think much more slowly than a lot of the rest of the country but we did have Some friends over outdoors. Socially distanced had our masks on came over for just a little cookout. And i remember when they last just crying thinking what a blessing that was to hang out with our friends and to talk to them to see them face to face even though it was in our backyard and we had our lawn chairs kind of spread out from each other. But i used to take that for granted. And when i had another invitation to a high school graduation had already been to seven the ear. I'm like i don't wanna go. I'm tired of people and now yeah. I missing people. Missing people sell its Flip-flopped a little bit the the in person interaction and the the screen time or the screen interaction touching screens. I think we're spending so much time now touching screens that we miss actually touching lives.
Yahweh is the Danger with Ed Burdette
"Today. Special guest is the host of the one year bible. Podcast ed bernadette. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Thanks for coming on things for accepted the invite appreciate you being here man You tell us a little bit about your show. The one year bible podcast. It came out of an idea a few years ago Two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen where. I decided that. I wanted to read through the whole bible and it was something that never done before and so i got one of those one year you read the bible in one year bible's divided up that way and i thought he good way to kind of keep myself going. If my energy and motivation was flagging would be to to try to make streak of it and record these Daily readings and just post them for anyone else might be interested and you know. I'm very thankful. I made it through the whole year and then just realized that. Hey this could be continue to be useful. And so that was Was late two thousand and sixteen when it started Into into two thousand seventeen in the last couple of years. I've added a friday. Devotional know a once a week type thing where we take a little bit of a deeper look into a part of that day's passage that winds up with reading through the bible in a year so So that's you know. That's the backstory to wear that that came from and it's really been a labor of love Ever since that first year you know. I haven't followed on posted the episodes but i haven't followed on with reading through in a year but have been Just really encouraged. I think to to keep going with it. And i've gotten just just Used every so often the a wonderful email from someone saying how it helps them encourage damage. Shine some light on something. That was helpful So yeah that's That's where that podcast came from. That's also i listen to one I think it was one more. Ma more recent ones and the way you read through is it's so fluid and and wonderful honestly. I can't even get through my intro without screw up ten times. I don't know how you're doing. And do do i do i do edit So world or gag or or something That doesn't make the final cut. Well you know. I mean i i understand that i i. There's another guy who does a youtube stuff. Bible says what guy. He doesn't same kind of thing he does a little videos and whatnot with it Did you start off on genesis. Because i know you do three separate different verses Read from three time. that's it yeah so So the the beginning of each year does start out a reading from genesis so delayed the way this particular one year. Bible's divided up. You do a reading from the old testament reading from the new testament a bit of a bit of a song. Maybe a wholesome and some proverbs and you that every day so in In in january you find yourself in genesis working through and then by the end of the year you know in the new testament revelation and Yeah that's how it works through. And they were lots of different plans that were through lots of different ways. And you know pros and cons to I think all of them and so this is just one that worked out well and Yeah but that's that's how it's all set up interesting definitely interesting way of doing it Backing the longtime ago. When when i was a believe i never actually sat down to read the bible and that was definitely one of the things that opened. My eyes was sitting down and reading it. It was it was like going through. Genesis was difficult for me I had a hard time connecting the dots and whatnot. Is there anything that you've read so far with your journey through since you hadn't done before or anything so far that you've had an issue with food there are lots of things that you know i'll be reading. I'll think i don't. I don't understand something that i'm reading And i think. I mean that must come up for. I have imagined for anyone reading the bible. I mean reading it from this distance in time away and and the end of the great cultural distance away. There must be things i would. I would have seen him Anyone in any culture today reading it would just say this is something that is strange or i don't understand and so at that at that moment i think that's just like a very Kind of a decisive. A decisive moment. There where it's what. What am i responsible leads. You know to that to that. Like i don't get it And you know off the top of my head. I'm not thinking of anything where it's like man you know. This is something where i really. I really struggled with this. I really Just don't connect with it or don't see how it is that way What what i've learned to do you know. I think i think honestly like part of this journey of wanting to read through the bible was really Is really about trying to get to know. God better and so this this sense of okay. God is someone who i can talk to I can you know. That's that's prayer. And so if. I'm if i'm reading something that that is in the bible that you know i believe is god's word and it's something that i don't get i mean there are there are people who are older and wiser than me say things run just like i don't know about that and and and yet and yet at some point it comes to like you know you've got more Years on the trail and You know there's there's i i've seen you i've seen you be trustworthy in the past and so even though i don't get necessarily what you're saying now i can kinda go along with this. Okay i trust you as a person
"devotional" Discussed on Raising Christian Kids
"Hello and welcome back to raising Christian kids today. I'd like to talk about how we read devotions with our children. And also how we can explain the Holy Spirit to them and maybe a few other things. Do you have devotional time with your child? Make sure to establish a set time for Family Worship reading of the Bible and devotional time. Lori Christine suggest that long as you read the Bible story, make sure to offer discussion questions during the reading and after such as this story reminds me of another story. I read or this makes me think about or does this story reminds you of anything or how do you think that character was feeling when that happened? Is there a promise we can hold on to ask these type of questions? This helps you to understand if your child is understanding the concept within the story as well. Instilling Christian doctrine should be an indoctrination of Jesus his characteristics as well as his biblical principles learning with and from each other. And it's also important to teach your child how to think not just what to think remember indoctrination is an excellent tool as long as the child believes and is convinced in their heart and find that what they are learning is just and true because if they only have had knowledge and not heart knowledge the world will dismantle everything they have been taught children also need to have a personal Encounter With Jesus, so they will not only have intellectual knowledge, but we'll also have empirical knowledge a life transformation encounter that lasts not just had not passed on from the Christian dots in their lives. The Apostle Paul said do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The Greek word from transformed is metamorphosis. It is a complete transformation where a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly and a sinner is transformed into a glorious saint. Paul personally witnessed his own incredible metamorphosis doctor Cathy Cooke States, even the best ideas implemented Faithfully will not result in consistent positive change if their character is not transformed transformation happens as character is caught in taught. I remember having two encounters with Jesus when I was young the first was my mother being sick and me being afraid she would die. I prayed every night every day that Jesus would keep her alive. One day. I felt everything was going to be okay. It was his holy spirit giving me peace. I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit. I felt it. I knew it. The second encounter was when I lived next door to a bully she would often hit me during the walk home from school. Well, this was a time when children could walk a few blocks to and from school safely home one day. She was walking towards me and as I was backing up to get away from her, I stopped I looked behind me. Something told me to stop and to look and what I saw was a deep ravine and I was inches away from falling in this deep ravine. I would have been seriously hurt I ran as fast as I could past her all the way until I got home and I thank Jesus cuz I knew was his holy spirit that made me stop and look back saving me from great harm teaching young children about the Holy Spirit can be challenged seen the earlier they grasp who he is and what he does the more they will love him like they love God Jesus, mommy and daddy. It can be hard for them to comprehend who he is and what he does when he doesn't have a relational name like father or son. Explain the love they feel from mommy and daddy is a spirit of love in their hearts God and Jesus also loved them and the love they feel in their hearts is from the Holy Spirit Pamela Christian and her book revive your life States. The holy spirit's role in Jesus's human life is often unappreciated the spears brought about the recarnation that's in Luke anointed Jesus for his Earthly Ministry baptism in Matthew filled Jesus with the Holy Spirit in Luke is not in power Jesus also in Luke and raised Jesus from the dead Romans the Holy Spirit Works in our lives as well. And Graham Loft explains the wonderful works of the Holy Spirit the very promise Jesus gave us contains a name for the holy spirit that reveals the uniqueness of his nearness thoughts are loneliness. This name comforter is equally translated from the Greek text into six other names Each of which describe a slightly different aspect of the holy spirit's presence just personal Ministry in our lives. So what are those names and we should teach our children these names of the Holy Spirit his first name comforter one who reveals a mental distress counselor one who gives advice and manages causes help her one who furnishes relief or support intercessor one who acts between parties to reconcile differences. Advocate one who pleads the cause of another strengthener one who causes strength and endurance standby one who can always be relied upon the Lord said, he would not leave us alone or abandoned that he would send a Helper and he sent that help or not only to us, but also to our children we need to teach our children about the Holy Spirit who he is what he does and how he can help us during your devotional time. When you read talk about the same Spirit make sure your children understand that he is there to help them and to guide them. This is how we will raise strong Christian kids song. 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The Souls Final Feast
"Thing have I asked of the Lord. That will I seek after that I may dwell in the House of the Lord all the days of my life. To Gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. And to inquire in his temple. Psalm. Twenty, seven four. God is not unresponsive to the contrite longing of the soul he comes. And lift the load of sand and feels our heart with gladness and gratitude. You. Turn for me my. Mourning into dancing. You have loosed my sackcloth and closed me with gladness that by glory may sing your praise not be silent Oh Lord my God I will give thanks to you for effort. Sold. Thirty eleventh or twelfth. But our joy does not just rise from the backward glance in gratitude. It also rises from the forward glance in hope. Wire you downcast Oh my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me hoping God for I shall again praise him my salvation and my God. Some forty, two, five, and six. I wait for the Lord my soul waits and in his word, I hope. Some one, thirty five. In the end. The heart lungs. Not. For any of God's good gifts, but for God himself. To see him and know him and be in his presence is the souls final feast. Beyond this, there is no quest words fail we call pleasure joy delight. But these are weak pointers. To the unspeakable experience. One thing. If I asked the Lord. And that will I seek after That I may dwell. In the House of the Lord, all the days of my life to gaze upon the beauty. Of. The Lord. And to inquire in his temple. Twenty. Seven four. In your presence. There is fullness of joy. At your right hand are pleasures forevermore Psalm Sixteen Eleven. Delight yourself in. The Lord. Psalm thirty-seven Four
He Does All That He Pleases
"Our God is in the heavens. He does all. That he pleases. PSALM ONE FIFTEEN Verse Three. This. Verse teaches. that. Whenever God acts. He acts in a way. That pleases him. God his never constrained to do a thing that he despises. He is never backed into a corner where his only recourse is to do something he hates to do. He does whatever He pleases, and therefore in some sense, he has pleasure in all that he does. This. Should lead us to bow before God. And praise his sovereign freedom. That in some sense, he always acts in freedom. According to his own good pleasure following the dictates of his own delights. God never becomes a victim of circumstance. He is never forced into a situation where he must do something in which he cannot rejoice. He is not mocked he is not trapped or cornered or coerced. Even at the one point in history where he did what in one sense was the hardest thing for God, to do. Not Spare his own son Romans Eight, thirty two. God was free and doing what pleased him. Paul says that the self sacrifice of Jesus. In death was A. Fray Grit, fring, and sacrifice to God. Fijian's five to. The greatest sin and the greatest desk and the hardest act of God was in some profound way. Pleasing. To father. And on his way to calvary. Jesus himself had legions of angels at his disposal. No one takes my life from me. But are laid out of my own accord? Of his own good pleasure. For the joy that is set before him. As it says in Hebrews twelve to. At the one point in the history of the universe where Jesus looked trapped. He was totally in charge. Doing precisely what he pleased. Dying. To glorify his father in justifying the ungodly. Like you and me. So. Let us stand in awe and wonder. And let us Trimble. That not only are praises of God's sovereignty. But also our salvation through the death of Christ for US hang on this, our God is in heaven. He does whatever he plays his.
Shadows and Streams
"May. The. Glory of the Lord dewar forever may the Lord Rejoice in his works? On the Earth trembles who touches the mountains and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praise to my God while I have being. my meditation be pleasing to him. For I rejoice in the Lord. Some one. Oh Four. Versus thirty one to thirty four. God rejoices in his works of creation. Because they point US beyond themselves to God himself. God means for us to be stunned and awed. By his work of creation. But not for its own sake. He means for us to look at his creation and say. If the mere work of his fingers. Justice Fingers Psalm eight three. So full of wisdom and power and grander, and majesty and beauty. What must this God be like in himself? These are but the back side of his glory as it were darkly seen through a glass. What will it be to see the glory of the Creator himself not just his works A billion galaxies will not satisfy the human soul. God and God alone. Is the souls and Jonathan Edwards expressed like this. The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven. Fully to enjoy God. Is Infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. These are but shadows. But God is the substance. These are but scattered beams. But God is The Sun? These are but streams. But God is the ocean. This is why some one oh, four comes to a close in verses thirty, one to thirty four with a focus on God himself. I will sing praise to my God while I have being for I rejoice in the Lord. In the end, it will not be the seas or the mountains or the canyons or the water spiders or the clouds or the great galaxies that fill our hearts to breaking with wonder and fill our mouths with eternal. Praise. It will be God. himself.
What the Resurrection Means for Us
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved. Romans ten nine. What does it mean to believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead? Satan believes that God raised Jesus from the dead. He. Saw It happen. To answer this question. We need to ponder what the? Resurrection. means. For God's people. The meaning of the resurrection is that God is for us. He aims to close ranks with us. He aims to overcome all our sense of abandonment and alien nation. The resurrection of Jesus is God's declaration to Israel and to the world that we a- work our way to glory. But that he intends to do the impossible to get us there. The resurrection is the promise of God. That all who trust Jesus we'll be the beneficiaries of God's power to lead us in of righteousness and the Valley of death. Therefore. Believing in your heart that God raised. Jesus from the dead is much more accepting a fat. It means. Being confident that God is for you that he has closed ranks with you that he is transforming your life that he will save you for eternal. Joy. Believing the resurrection means trusting in all the promises of life and hope and righteousness for which it stands. It means being so confident of God's power and love that no fear of worldly loss or greed for worldly gain will moore us to disobey his will. This is the difference between Satan and the saints. Oh my God circumcise our hearts to love him deuteronomy thirty six. And to rest in the resurrection of his son.
Three Examples of How Faith Fulfills Good Resolves
"To this end, we always pray for you that are God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of face. By his power. Second Thesselonians one eleven. When Paul says that God fulfills are good resolves. By his power through face. He calls are acts works of face. He means. That we defeat sin. And we do righteousness. By. Face Daddy is. Being satisfied with all that God promises to be for us in Christ in the next five minutes. Five months. Five decades. And into eternity. Here are three examples of how this might look in your life. One. If you set your heart to give sacrificial engine. The power of God to fulfil this resolve. We'll come to you as you trust. His future grace in the promise. My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Philippians Four, nine, thousand, nine, hundred. And the, promise. Whoever sows bountifully. Will also reap bountifully. Second Corinthians nine six and the promise God is able to make all grace abound. Do you so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times you may abound in every good work. Second Corinthians. Nine Eight Two If you set your heart to renounce pornography. The power of God to fulfill this resolve will come to you as you trust. His future grace in the promise. Blessed. Are The pure in heart for they shall see God Matthew Five Eight. It is better that you lose one of your members. Than that your whole body be thrown into Hell Matthew five nine much better wonderfully better all satisfying -ly. Better. Three, and if you set your heart to speak out for Christ when the opportunity comes. The power of God to fulfil this resolved will come to you as you trust his future grace in the promise do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you ought to say for what you are to say we'll be given you in that our. Matthew. Ten Nineteen May God increase. Our daily face. In the precious promises of God. Promises. Of. His inexhaustible blood bought Christ exalting future grace.
"devotional" Discussed on Solid Joys Daily Devotional
"May Twenty Five God's design in detours. And whatever you do in word or deed do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God. The father threw him Colossians. Three seventeen have you ever wondered you what God is doing while you are looking in the wrong place for something. You're lost and needed very badly. He knows exactly where it is and yet he is letting you look in the wrong place. I once needed a quote for a new edition of my book. Desiring God I knew I had read it in Richard Firm Brand. I thought it was in his devotional book reaching toward the Heights. I almost see it on the right hand side of the facing pages but I couldn't find it but while I was looking I was riveted on his devotional for November thirtieth. As I read it I said this is why the Lord let me keep looking for my quote in the wrong place. Here was a story that illustrated perfectly that. Nothing is wasted that we do in the name of Jesus lessing not even looking for a quote in the wrong place. Here's what I read in a home for retarded children. Catherine was nurtured. Twenty years the child had been mentally handicapped from the beginning and had never spoken word but only vegetated. She either gazed quietly at the walls or made distorted movements to eat to drink to sleep. Were her whole life. She seemed not to participate at all in what happened around her. A leg had to be amputated. The staff wished Kathy well and hoped that the Lord would soon take her to himself. One day the doctor called the director to come quickly. Catherine was dying when both entered the room. They could not believe their senses. Catherine was singing Christian hymns she had heard and had picked up just those suitable for deathbeds. She repeated over and over again the German soul where just a soul find it's fatherland. It's rest. She sang for half an hour with transfigured face. She passed away. Quietly is anything that is done in. The name of Christ really wasted my frustrated futile search for what I thought. I needed was knocked. Wasted seeming to this disabled child was not wasted and your agonizing unplanned. Detour is not a waste. Not If you look to the Lord for his unexpected work and do everything in his name..
"devotional" Discussed on Subtle Medicine
"Hello beautiful souls welcome back. This is these seconds practice. I am sharing with you in this. Resurrecting your awareness of the mother spring awakening series. I invite you to go watch the other videos. The one was for the overview of what I am. Meaning what we're doing and I've already shared the first of five practices and I am back with the second one today and this is really in service to US using this. This secret transitional time into spring and into this season of of renewal and rebirth and beginnings and we're also doing that in in a time of uncertainty and unprecedented events and so it is really more important than ever truly to have that felt deep remembering of our relationship with the mother so today's practice is kind of a continuation of yesterday's practice. And you're going to be outside again and go you know any anywhere that's available to you at this time if it's just a balcony if it is your yard if it is you know however that looks just step outside even just opening a window and getting that connection with with natural air and you're going to sit however as comfortable and we are going to chant ma way so good to regulates the nervous system to find some slow peaceful vibes to quell any anxiety and residual fear any tension or stagnation. That's living in the heart. The lungs up in the throats unjust vibrating. This is primordial sound through your cells and really imagine that you're doing it with with reverence and devotion to to the mother as we are chanting so you are going to do this honestly as long as comfortable eleven minutes a lovely timeframe and you can go longer or shorter. You can do it multiple times a day. This is all for you. There is no rules regulations to anything that I am sharing. No right way in the wrong way. No special equipment no hierarchy of initiations. You know you can't do this thing if you're not this thing none of that will shit. This is just us in our bodies on this earth having inexperience and actively receiving her because she is here and always has been so. We are remembering that on receiving her deeply. So you are going to come to whatever's comfortable once you are outside as outside as you are able to be at this time in whatever spot that looks like right and you're going to again come to however comfortable you can lay down. You can sit even stand inviting you to shut your eyes. You can leave them. Open of course breathe filling up completely bathing all the way down into your low badly. Exhaling Foley matching the chance with your breath so inhaling fully on the AXA will begin inhaling again Muslim Together You may continue going a few rounds or just sitting in the reverberation of that frequency feeling into your hearts noticing. How different you may feel now comparison to a few moments ago before you began inviting you each time. You Practices to really have it. Come from the hearts as a few are really chanting in love and devotion to mother. Who is always here always providing waiting for us to remember for us to see her so practicing that in all of the beautiful benefits on the the softening of any anxiety of the nervous system. That is so important right now for immunity for sanity for keeping.
"devotional" Discussed on The Puddcast
"As you breathe. Consider that God created all existence in order to house you so that you could experience life and so that God could treasure you doing so. There is no greater purpose to life than to enjoy it and enjoy the God who gave it to you. You don't have to do anything for him. God holds all of creation together. He is present in everything with each breath. You take draw the presence of God into your lungs and belly imagine his divine life-giving essence gently holding all things together. Entering your lungs mixing with your blood and flowing out to every part of you imagine your body filling up with God as you breathe him in. See his golden light trickle through your arms your hands your feet your chest your belly. You're growing your legs your feet your toes feel his goodness his joyous energy all throughout your being feel the piece that his presence you you were allowed to spend as much time here as you like that my friends is the end for today so glad that you listen so glad that you that you listened to the podcast. I'm excited to be doing this with you. I'm really really pumped to put this devotional out to the world a pump to be doing this for lent. If you're excited again. Please go to Jonathan puddle dot com slash lent out. That's out E. N. T. And enter your email address than confirm it in the email that you get and on Wednesday next. I will send up first daily meditation. And you're going to get an email once a day for the entire period of lent with the new daily reading and daily meditation at the very end of it all at once. I've finished everything then. Also send you a free e book copy of this devotional. It's going to be for sale but as a you I'll send you the whole package version that when it comes out and to be released spring very very excited to get up to all the work in heart over this period of lent to get this out to you so thank you for listening. Thank you for participating if this has touched you and you've signed up. Would you consider sharing it with a friend this whole thing? This podcast this writing my livelihood. It's all of my income comes from this comes from you. Guys comes from the people who support this show. People give them patron and people who will be buying this book. Please share it with a friend. Tell somebody who you think. Maybe they should also give hatred for this and instead embrace the himselves of God so thank you so much once again frontier. God bless. We'll be back next week with another interview that hopefully I'll be in touch with you much more as we dive into this Linden devotional ticket. God bless your talks nope talk..
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"My hope is that by the end of this Lynton Devotional. Euler name will be right near the top of that list. So if your appetite sweated already good go to Jonathan puddle dot com slash lint. And putting your email address sign up for this. I E mail comes next Wednesday and let's dive into the first full reading right now so you get your laundry. If you're driving you'll just have to do your best. Maybe posted until you can get to a decent place where you can just be present K. R. Picture if you can absolutely nothing the time before time the empty darkness before creation itself there exists only one thing the divine mystery of potential life. Can you imagine the hum- The vibration the potentialities a divine presence? Perhaps it's light some people simply refer to it as the universe but I find that a little impersonal. The ancient Hebrew scriptures talk of God that has always existed in three persons father a spirit or mother and a son they say these three persons make up a single gone a triune being who is neither male or female but who encapsulates all potential and possibilities within itself a God who is said to be loved itself. A God who cannot be who? Awadhi is without those potentialities bursting forth into actualities creating more possibilities for new life and so they say that creation itself burst forth from the mind of God by the spirit of God taking form via the son of God the father the Spirit. The Sun the Lover. The love the beloved. There's is perfect. Love expressed within a community of persons who perpetually empty themselves into the other for their joy and betterment a kind of divine life whose very existence and integrity requires the birthing of a universe simply to contain more joy and more love the Hebrew scriptures. Go on to say that that same God made you and I and he made us in his own image so that we would be like him and reflect his nature he gave you a body and he declared it good and very good. He made it holy for the purposes of meeting with you a Beautiful Sacred Temple that reflects and welcomes the glory of its Creator. If I was gone and if I was thinking about you I would think you were just like me. I would think you're pretty freaking amazing and I love you and I would hope that you knew and believed just how incredible and worthy of my love you are and if I was talking to you right now I would tell you that you are allowed to love yourself the same way. God loves you. You were allowed to pour out love upon yourself an endless extravagance because you carry the very image of God inside you and that's exactly what God does. I would tell you that you were allowed to receive and enjoy that love basking in it reveling in it. Savouring it every day forever and not only. Are you allowed to since you were created on the template of a triune being who perfectly loves itself? It's actually your nature to love yourself. Also it's how you're humanity is meant to work. You are meant to love yourself without any of your accomplishments. Oil Your identity. You are enough to be loved by yourself and by God naked in the back you are enough. And how could you be anything else? Just for a moment pock all of your thoughts about righteousness and sin and all the Times. You've hurt your spouse or yelled at your kids all the things that make you feel like you've never been enough for anyone we're GonNa get to those things in time for now. Let's return to the quiet emptiness before time and space began where God is alone and God is love and God is enough. It's here in the quiet sacred emptiness that dream takes form in the mind of God. A Dream Cold. You so now. Invite you to join me in a meditation. We're going to start by sitting comfortably in a chair or on the ground in a neutral position. Close Your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose hold it for a moment and then breathe out through your nose your mouth whichever's more comfortable. Take another deep steady breath in through your nose. Hold and release it..
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"I sat down on my living room. I opened instagram. And I live streamed my first self love meditation as I journey inwards of the next few months I shared everything live with my friends and followers. I decided to do. It live in order to be accountable but quickly resulted in many others. Coming along for the journey with me turned out I was not alone. I received comments and questions. Daily often from people in tears telling me how they had never been taught to feel their emotions or connect with themselves or to sense. God's presence and what I was doing was impacting them. By the end of three weeks. I felt like a completely different person. My fight flight or freeze reflexive. Calm down I was able to be present to myself and others. My in a world had become a lot more clear to me. The patterns of behavior of coping mechanisms and pain Avoidance Strategies. Were laid out for me to see my emotional core my inner child. If you will had become familiar and intimate to me. I learned to approach myself with self compassion and grace. I felt emotionally cohesive steady and whole and to my greatest surprise deep within myself where I feared I might only find wretchedness and evil. I found God smiling back at me. I began to document everything I've learned as well as the beliefs and practices that had survived my earlier. Theological reconstruction this devotional as a blending together of many different Christian. Traditions clinical psychology tools and techniques. Old Out of my experience being led deeper by the spirit. It's made up of daily ratings. Each one consisting of a story or teaching component followed by guided meditation the journey inward is GonNa require us to face many things that most of us would rather ignore. You're going to be stretched. You may be prompted to reconsider things you believe about God and about yourself. I'm going to invite you to feel pain that you've probably worked hard to suppress run from. I'm not going to ask you to recall any specific painful memories but I will ask you to face yourself very honestly and in doing so traumatic memory from your past. Might come to the front of your mind. I've been there I know how upsetting and destabilizing that can feel to make this a safe space for you as much as I can. I've worked hard to prepare the material in a way that moves very slowly and has got to help you increase your emotional capacity before you're likely to face any deep pain that being said you are unique in your journeys your own. It's not possible for me to predict exactly how you're gonNA respond to everything I've written or to cater to every possible scenario rest assured though the Beta readers have been going through this already generally telling me that they feel very safe. Also it's probably worth pointing out that I'm not a therapist or a doctor and you read here should be construed as medical advice. I can guarantee any outcome for. It is possible that you'll uncover things during this devotional that you need to take to a professional counselor or a therapist but if that happens please don't consider it a failure to face yourself honestly to feel and to know regardless of the help you need to do so. That's a huge step towards maturity for some of you simply pausing you're reading maybe picking things up again in a day or two when you feel ready might be sufficient to avoid any strong feelings of fear overwhelm. If if anything that I'm asking you to do doesn't feel safe free then don't do it Reinterpreted.
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"L. E. N. T. an inter email hit subscribe. Then you'll get an email in your inbox that you need to confirm the link Took a double optin and then you're in very simple. Go do that right now. Jonathan puddle dot com slash lent. Enter your email. Confirm the link in the email that you receive and you will be in. Length starts on Ash Wednesday which is next Wednesday. The twenty. Sixth of February is the first day of lent. And that's when the first email will be coming your way so to kick start your appetite. we're going to sneak peek right here right now. I'm going to read you the introduction and the first reading and meditation so if you're doing laundry you can D- keep doing your laundry for about five or six minutes and maybe ten and then you'll have to pause and join me in this meditation So prepare your hearts to love yourself the way God loves you. Here's the introduction from my forthcoming devotional. You are enough learning to love yourself the way God loves Ya. It wasn't audible question. I heard it inside my mind I tried to reject it and just move on with my evening but grew louder and louder rattling around my head and my heart until the tears began. I'd never been abused or neglected or exposed to serious traumas. I would say that I had a happy childhood. So why did this question make me feel so exposed over the three years that followed? I learned that even the happiest life contains a great many experiences. That are simply too much to process. When that happens our brains come up with ways of coping. Certain behaviors and beliefs are adopted. In order to survive connections in our brain are made and then retread countless times by our subconscious. We become very efficient at whatever. It is our brains. Decided was best for the ongoing avoidance of pain and then life moves on but there are parts of our hearts and minds that. Don't move on with one simple but very loaded question. God began the lengthy process of unraveling the deepest wounds in my heart. The ones I had refused to feel or even acknowledged with air. What would your life be like? If you didn't believe every good thing was about to be taken away from you. That was the question he asked me now. The next question wasn't audible one. I was interviewing a men's coach. Who helps guys discover their emotional potential and we were talking about how disconnected many people especially men are from their own inner world. He asked what would happen if you spent a whole year. Learning to love yourself. I responded dismissively but something about his questions stuck once again in my hat a chewed on it. I turn to like Jim and looked at it from different angles. Eventually I heard that still small voice of God once again Jonathan. I love you and I have surrounded you with people who love you. You struggle to believe it but you're also the only one who can bring your heart to believe it..
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"If you've been watching any time in the last year and a half my instagram videos and daily meditations. You're going to get to enjoy one of those here today so a little bit different and really glad to be doing this and share this with you. We'll get back to interviews next week but yeah let's let's have a think about lent so. I want to just talk a little bit about history. First of all just briefly because I didn't grow up with land. I had no idea what length was. It was weird. It was something that Catholics and Catholics will weird and fact A little while back. I remember watching some friends of mine on facebook debating lent. The one with Italian heritage took it for granted that Christians would be giving something up for land in the one with Dutch reformed heritage. Took it for granted that Catholics were married? Worshiping heretics since my children are actually baptized. Roman Catholic. And my wife is. We are a whole hodgepodge of spirituality. We attend and Pasta children at a nondenominational charismatic church. My children are in Catholic school. We are all We all drink from a bunch of different streams together and it enriches our Christian life so let me tell you a little bit about where lent came from in case you didn't know like me so about one hundred years after. Jesus an early Christian named Rene Arrhenius Iron Iron Ass Right. I always get that wrong. And my first attempt Iras Wrote about a number of other believers who were observing two to three days of fasting ahead of Easter that has every first recorded instance of anything to do with The Linden season about two hundred years after that a number of prominent Christian leaders met to discuss a bunch of issues they will try and figure amongst the community this was the council of Nausea. The issues included the nature of the son of God has relationship to the father fixing a consistent date for observing Easter as well as a forty day period of fasting leading up to Easter. So that time you know Christians just a few hundred years. After Christ already pretty diverse in the way that they practiced and celebrated the faith Easter itself was celebrated on a number of different dates by different groups. Fasting is observed by some some started earlier some later some fast it only on weekdays. Generally most Christians at this stage seems to be seriously committed to some kind of period of intentional reflection and self deprivation ahead of Easter. As I was thinking about this today I was thinking about nine eleven. And how you know. We're we're what twenty years almost post nine eleven and how much that affects the culture still especially in North America but even of the world and how much I think we we realize in reflection how much the world has fundamentally changed in the West since nine eleven since that attack and so if you think about this new understanding amongst the Jews that Jesus Christ as the Messiah and how far reaching that would be. We're three hundred years. The Council of Zia after Christ roughly. And so this this cultural shifts there are major events there this big pivotal stuff trying to figure out what this means for people. And then you know. Those folks are spreading out geographically right and And they don't have the speed of information or of communication that we have today so these these are big pivotal events in the early life of the faith and three hundred years. Sounds like a long time again with the lack of foster information probably more like ten or twenty years at our pace if you WANNA learn more actually about the Council of Nice and you may have heard when I was discussing with a theologian. Mike Byrd recently He has he was. He wrote the Council of epic rap battle. And you can find that on Youtube. It's funny so as the centuries progress other councils met depend on other theological issues eventually lent was developed into a consistent forty day period beginning on Wednesday roughly six weeks before Easter on the Tuesday before the Wednesday shrove Tuesday. Many people celebrate a big meal before fasting. And that's what pancake Tuesday's all about. Also something that I did not celebrate growing up job. I got married and my wife say pancake Tuesday. Why don't you making Pam Pancakes for our family? Like a good husband should so learning about that. Also that Tuesday before the lenten fast is also the origins of Mardi gras literally fat Tuesday. If you've ever wondered why Marty Grozny the French word for fat. So the Wednesday then is the first day of the fast and it's referred to Ash Wednesday and it's where many believers from around the world and many different Christian traditions will have their foreheads. Marked with a cross made of ashes which traditionally are collected from burning the palm leaves from the prior year's Palm Sunday celebrations. So how about that for a history lesson? I didn't even know all of that as I began to to. Prep FOR THIS. I didn't know that the ashes were collected from the palm branches from from Palm Sunday which I think is really cool and the whole point there is a a commemoration of of to dust. We shall return you know from dust. God formed us from the creation that he created in love. He made us and breathed his life into us. So Christians have all kinds of backgrounds and traditions have been observing lent as they prepare to celebrate Easter for close to two thousand years. Now as I mentioned there's a time and I didn't really know about this time. I didn't care for traditions along a long time. In my life I was always kind of looking for the new and the fresh and revival fire and and what what was traditional to me. I interpreted as legalistic but I have since grown up more and even having children in my own family has really pushed me towards tradition as something. That anchors my family and so also at. That's drawn me to traditions in the faith and traditions. That have anchored Christians for a very long time. And you'll find as soon as you look into scripture. That scripture is full of these kinds of traditions and practices like when God says to the Israelites. In a take the to go to the river. Take twelve stones. Put them beside the river. Stack them up so that each time you will pass them in your children. Ask why those rocks. They're in you can tell them about God and how he saved you so I think God is really interested in these rhythms these traditions. Which again we have the. Sabbath observance that we would set aside time every week to rest and to worship which is also something. My family is doing new this year. So maybe this just means more to me. This year doesn't passed so lent funny story. I had a vasectomy couple years back and the urologist that I went to offers a general anesthetic. Most urologists don't do that. They simply do a sect me at an outpatient clinic and you're wide awake you're numbed locally they do the procedures ten fifteen minutes and off you go but My guy was like hey I'll knock you out and then you have to worry about it. And so that was fabulous. They put me full of drugs. I passed out and I woke up exactly as infertile as I wanted to be. It was perfect but with general anaesthetic. Of course you have to fast for twenty four hours to get you know food and stuff out of your out of your belly so that that doesn't affect the anesthetic process and that my friends is a bit like lent because two thousand years ago. Jesus removed our hearts of stone and replaced them with hearts of flesh so Easter really heart surgery in the life of the Christian and lent is the period of preparation for that heart surgery. So here is what I would like you to consider fasting this year for lent. Whether you're going too fast meats or fish or social media or anything else that you might want to fast I want you to consider fostering from ready self hatred and self doubt and self condemnation. I want you to give up self loathing. The ways that you hate your body the ways that you talk negatively to yourself even things that maybe are survival tactics that you've come up with over the years that are basically self sabotage. I want you to give up all of these self deprecating self. Hate ways and I want you to replace them with self love. I want you to love yourself generously and kindly the same way that God loves you so I realize that may be difficult. That may be like a a wet. We talking about here so I have prepared a devotional. Falente that you can follow to do exactly this with me so based on my forthcoming book You are enough learning to yourself the way God loves you which will be in the spring. But I've turned all of those readings into daily emails that you'll get for the period of lent you'll get a reading and then a short meditation to participate in and it's super super simple and it's free and I want you to go and sign up for it right now. So pause this if you need to and go to Jonathan puddle dot com slash lent.
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"January eighteen the remedy for pride. Come now you who say today or tomorrow we will go into such and such the town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life for you? You are missed. That appears for a little time and then vanishes instead you ought to say if the Lord Wills we will live and do this or that as it. Is you boost in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. James Four Thirteen through sixteen James is talking about pride and arrogance and how they show up in subtle ways. You boost in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. When you take three categories stories of temptation to self reliance wisdom power riches they form a powerful inducement toward toward the ultimate form of pride namely atheism? The safest way for us to stay supreme in our own estimation is to deny deny anything above us. This is why the proud preoccupy themselves with looking down on others. Cs Lewis said a proud man is always looking down on things in people and of course as long as you are looking down you you cannot see something that is above you mere Christianity but to preserve pride it may be simpler just to proclaim. There is nothing thing above to look at in pride of his face. The wicked does not seek him all his thoughts are there is no god Sean. Tin Hearst four ultimately. The proud must persuade themselves that there is no God one reason for this is that God's reality is overwhelmingly intrusive in all the details of life. Pride cried cannot tolerate the intimate involvement of God in running the universe let alone the detailed ordinary affairs of life pride does not like the sovereignty of God therefore pride does not like the existence of God because God is sovereign. It might express this by saying there is no god or it might express it by saying I'm driving to Atlanta for Christmas. James says. Don't be so sure. Instead you ought to say if the Lord Wills Mules we will leave and we will get to Atlanta for Christmas James. His point is that God rules over whether so you get to Atlanta and whether you live to the end of this devotion this is extremely offensive to to the self sufficiency of pride not even to have control over whether you get to the end of the devotional without having a stroke. James says that not believing in the sovereign rights of God to manage. The details of your future is arrogance the way to battle. This arrogance is to yield to the sovereignty of God and all the details of life and to rest in his infallible promises to show himself mighty on our behalf. Second Chronicles Sixteen nine to pursue us with goodness and mercy. See Every day some twenty three six to work for those who wait for him as as sixty four four and to equip us with all all we need to live for his Glory Hebrews Thirteen twenty one in other words the remedy for pride is unwavering. Ring Face in God's Sovereign Future Grace.
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"I wanted to give my listeners. The background on how this came about I attended an incredible conference called the podcast movement. Back in August one of the things that I heard throughout the sessions is the best way to grow. Your podcast is to of course have quality content but also build community so after the conference. I was in reflection and I asked the Lord. How can I build community? And he told me to start incorporating some devotional episodes. I knew it would be a stretch for me but at the same time I recognize that since the name of my podcast was called. Brown girl radiance. I thought about what the source of the radiance is and it is God. I will continue to bring all of the content that you've enjoyed and as the Lord leads I will incorporate some bonus devotional episodes when God gave me this challenge. Initially I told him okay. I promise I'll get to work on it in twenty twenty then last month. He gave me a word and I started writing it down. And I'm very excited to share with you all now. I've found that when we are speedy with the first thing that God tells us to do he will lead us the rest of the way. The name of this episode is called the treasure in.
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"May twenty five God's design in detours. And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord. Jesus giving thanks to God. The father threw him Colossians three seventeen have you ever wondered, what God is doing while you are looking in the wrong place for something you lost and needed very badly. He knows exactly where it is. And yet, he is letting you look in the wrong place. I once needed a quote for a new edition of my book, desiring God, I knew I had read it in Richard germ brand. I thought it was in his devotional book reaching toward the heights. I could almost see it on the right hand side of the facing pages. But I couldn't find it. But while I was looking I was riveted on his devotional for November, thirtieth, as I read it. I said, this is why the Lord, let me keep looking for my quote in the wrong place. Here was a story that illustrated, perfectly that nothing is wasted that we do in the name of Jesus nothing, not even looking for a quote in the wrong place. Here's what I read in a home for retarded children. Catherine was nurtured twenty years. The child had been mentally handicapped from the beginning and had never spoken a word, but only vegetated she either gazed quietly at the walls or may distorted movements to eat to drink to sleep. Were her whole life. She seemed not to participate at all in what happened around her a leg had to be happy, -tated, the staff wished Kathy well, and hoped that the Lord would soon take her to himself one day, the doctor called the director to come quickly. Catherine was dying when both entered the room, they could not believe their senses. Catherine was singing, Christian hymns. She had heard and had picked up just those suitable for deathbeds she repeated over and over, again, the German soul. Where does the soul find its fatherland it's rest? She sang for half an hour with transfigured face. And she passed away quietly is anything that is done in the name of Christ. Really wasted my frustrated futile? Search for what I thought I needed was not wasted seeming to this. Disabled child was not wasted and your agonizing. Unplanned, detour is not a waste not if you look to the Lord for his unexpected work and do everything in his name.
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"January eighteen the remedy for pride. Come. Now. You who say today or tomorrow, we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit yet. You do not know what tomorrow will bring what is your life for. You are missed that appears for a little time and then vanishes instead, you ought to say if the Lord wills we will live and do this or that. As it is you boost in your area. Gance all such boasting is evil James four thirteen through sixteen. James is talking about pride and arrogance. And how they show up in subtle ways you boost in your era. Gance all such boasting is evil when you take three categories of temptation to self reliance wisdom power riches. They form a powerful inducement toward the ultimate form of pride. Namely, atheism. The safest way for us to stay supreme in our own estimates. Is to deny anything above us. This is why the proud preoccupy themselves with looking down on others ceus Lewis said a proud man is always looking down on things and people. And of course, as long as you are looking down. You cannot see something that is above you mere Christianity. But to preserve pride. It may be simpler, just to proclaim. There is nothing above to look at in pride of his face. The wicked does not seek him. All his thoughts. Are there is no God psalm tin Hearst four. Ultimately, the proud must persuade themselves that there is no God. One reason for this is that God's reality is overwhelmingly intrusive in all the details of life pride cannot tolerate the intimate involvement of God in running the universe. Let alone the detailed ordinary affairs of life. Pride does not like the sovereignty of God therefore, pride does not like the existence of God because God is sovereign. It might express this by saying there is no God or. It might express it by saying I'm driving to Atlanta for Christmas James says don't be so sure instead you ought to say if the Lord wills we will live, and we will get to Atlanta for Christmas. James's point is that God rules over whether you get to Atlanta. And whether you live to the end of this devotional. This is extremely offensive to the self sufficiency of pride not even to have control over whether you get to the end of the devotional without having a stroke James says that not believing in the sovereign rights of God to manage the details of your future is arrogance. The way to battle this era Gance is to yield to the sovereignty of God. And all the details of life and to rest in his infallible promises to show himself. Mighty on our behalf second chronicle sixteen nine to pursue us with goodness and mercy every day psalm twenty three six to work for those who wait for him as as sixty four four and two equipped bus with all we need to live for his glory Hebrews thirteen twenty one. In other words, the remedy for pride is unwavering faith in God's sovereign future. Greis?
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"May twenty five God's design in detours. And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God. The father threw him Colossians three, seventeen. Have you ever wondered what God is doing while you are looking in the wrong place for something you lost and needed very badly? He knows exactly where it is, and yet he is letting you look in the wrong place. I once needed a quote for a new edition of my book desiring God. I knew I had read it in Richard germ brand. I thought it was in his devotional book reaching toward the heights. I could almost see it on the right hand side of the facing pages, but I couldn't find it. But while I was looking, I was riveted on his devotional for November, thirtieth as I read it. I said, this is why the Lord let me keep looking for my quote in the wrong place. Here was a story that illustrated perfectly that nothing is wasted that we do in the name of Jesus. Nothing not even looking for a quote in the wrong place. Here's what I read in a home for retarded children. Catherine was nurtured twenty years. The child had been mentally handicapped from the beginning and had never spoken a word, but only vegetated. She either gazed quietly at the walls or may distorted movements to eat to drink to sleep. Were her whole life. She seemed not to participate at all. In what happened around her. A leg had to be impure -tated the staff wished Kathy well and hoped that the Lord would soon take her to himself. One day the doctor called the director to come quickly. Catherine was dying when both entered the room, they could not believe their senses. Catherine was singing Christian hymns. She had heard and had picked up just those suitable for deathbeds. She repeated over and over again the German soul. Where does the soul find its fatherland? It's rest. She sang for half an hour with transfigured face. And she passed away quietly is anything that is done in the name of Christ really wasted my frustrated futile search for what I thought I needed was not wasted seeming to this disabled. Child was not wasted and your agonizing unplanned detour is not a waste, not if you looked to the Lord for his unexpected work and do everything in his name.
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"One reason for this is that god's reality is overwhelmingly intrusive in all the details of life pride cannot tolerate the intimate involvement of god in running the universe let alone the detailed ordinary affairs of life pride does not like the sovereignty of god therefore pride does not like the existence of god because god is sovereign it might express this by saying there is no god or it might express it by saying i'm driving to atlanta for christmas james's don't be so sure instead you ought to say if the lord wields we will leave and we will get to atlanta for christmas james his point is that god rules over whether you get to atlanta and whether you live to the end of this devotion this is extremely offensive to the self sufficiency of pride not even to have control over whether you get to the end of the devotional without having a stroke james says that not believing in the sovereign rights of god to manage the details of your future is arrogance the way to battle this arrogance is to yield to the sovereignty of god in all the details of life and to rest in his infallible promises to show himself mighty on our behalf second chronicle 16 9 to pursue us with goodness and mercy every day psalm 23 six to work for those who wait for him as a sixty four four and to recruit bus with all we need to live for his glory he bruce 1320 one in other words the remedy for pride is unwavering face.