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This is one of my best friends’ babies. In her hands is a custom order from someone who’s friend lost her son to suicide last week. A son who was this age once. A son who was fiercely loved and valued and squeezed tight. A son who will always be their baby. My heart cannot fathom the overwhelming grief. Our only hope? To lift our eyes to the One who is our help in every season and situation. Jesus, come quickly.
It seems the Lord is teaching me a deeper (more experiential) meaning of what Paul talks about when he describes servants of God as “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10a). • You see, there is so much good happening. So much joy, provision, and depth of community. So many doors opening. So many opportunities to minister and be ministered to. So much love and humility and grace and kindness and care that it has made me—quite literally—cry into a plate of chicken and waffles from the mercy of it all. • These scattered beams can only be explained by the Lord, who is dropping joy bombs and grace explosions all around. • But it’s not all chicken and waffles. • (Link to blog post in profile ❤️)
“All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer—one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going—one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” -L.M. Montgomery
“[It is] as if [David] had said, Separated from God I am nothing, and all that I attempt to do ends in nothing; but when I come to Him, I find an abundant supply of strength. It is highly necessary for us to consider what we are without God; for no man will cast himself wholly upon God, but he who feels himself in a fainting condition, and who despairs of the sufficiency of his own powers. We will seek nothing from God but what we are conscious of wanting in ourselves. ...the reason why God is represented as a portion is, because He alone is abundantly sufficient for us, and because in Him the perfection of our happiness consists.” -John Calvin, on Psalm 73:26

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Monday Morning Munch No. 90 – Make War

AW Tozer, the christian life is a battlefield

Are we spending our lives fighting for holiness or goofing off in our own sanctified nightclubs?

The following is a journal entry from May 21st that I keep coming back to almost daily to pray over and keep it fresh in my mind.

Another day, another opportunity to fight against what is not with what is real, against what I feel with what I know, and against what I want with what is necessary.

Today, I will make war. This moment, I will make war.

Will you join me?

I will fight against my poor attitude, selfish desires and love lust for recognition, and I will fight to depend upon the Holy Spirit, God’s Word and the One who was crucified and yet conquered.

Lord, You are good. You are holy and mighty and achingly beautiful. You are huge and sovereign and glorious beyond measure.

Take my life today, God, as a living sacrifice and burn it up for Your honor and majesty.

Open my eyes to behold wondrous things in Your Word and use it as You promised to sanctify and shape this leaky vessel into the image of the only One who truly matters.

We can confidently make war because a) it’s God’s will [Ephesians 6:10-18, 1 Timothy 6:12] and b) Christ was victorious on our behalf.

“When I know that Christ is the one real sacrifice for my sins, that His work on my behalf has been accepted by God, that He is my heavenly Intercessor – then His blood is the antidote to the poison in the voices that echo in my conscience, condemning me for my many failures. Indeed, Christ’s shed blood chokes them into silence!” -Sinclair Ferguson, In Christ Alone

One comment on “Monday Morning Munch No. 90 – Make War

  1. Someone said to me over the weekend that i’m rushing through life. That’s a bit like this blog post. We fill our lifes with lots of other things and only come back to the Lord when things get heated. Love your ministry. Really encouraging post. Feel free to repost on Godinterest , God Bless

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