Wednesday, May 28, 2008

God Bless America: Prayers & Reflections For Our Country

I just finished reading the little devotional book, God Bless America: Prayer & Reflections For Our Country. It has lots of scripture verses and quotes by Presidents and famous Americans. I have only listed a few quotes below:

When we work, we work. When we pray, God works. -J. Hudson Taylor p. 38

Before there can be fullness there must be emptiness. Before God can fill us with Himself we must first be emptied of ourselves. -A.W. Tozer p. 114

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6: 9-10 p. 126

The integrity of the upright guides them Proverbs 11:3 p. 127

Righteous guards the man of integrity Proverbs 13:6 p. 127

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Deeper Water

I just finished Robert Whitlow's newsest book, Deeper Water. It was good, but seemed a different style then his other books. I just have one quote to share with you, but I think it is a big one!

I knew the praise of men was a hollow substitute for the approval of God! p. 379

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Hope Pure and simple Part 3

Here is the rest of the quotes from Max Lucado's book, Hope pure and simple.

218 We have a Father who is at His best when we are at our worst. A Father whose grace is strongest when our devotion is weakest.

243 Your goodness can't win God's love. Nor can your badness lose it. But you can resist it.

249 With God there are no accidents. Every incident is intended to bring us closer to Him.

250 God is using today's difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow.

290 On the eve of the cross, Jesus made His decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you.

293 Of all the blessings of heaven, one of the greatest will be you! You will be God's magnum opus, His work of art. The angels will gasp. God's work will be completed. At last, you will have a heart like His.

294 How could a loving God send people to hell? He doesn't. He simply honors the choice of sinners.

295 Please understand. God's goal is not to make you happy. His goal is to make you His. His goal is not to get you what you want; it is to get you what you need.

296 God's highest dream is not to make us rich, not to make us successful or popular or famous. God's dream is to make us right with Him.

304 When Jesus went home He left the front door open.

314 You hang as God's work of art, a testimony in His gallery of grace.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hope: pure and simple Part 2

Here are a few more great quotes from Max Lucado's book, Hope: pure and simple.

113 No struggle will come your way apart from God's purpose, presence, and permission.

122 Don't measure the size of the mountain; talk to the One who can move it.

140 The power of prayer does not depend on the one who makes the prayer but on the One who hears the prayer.

141 Think of prayers less as an activity for God and more as an awareness of God.

154 Since you are God's idea, you are a good idea.

156 You will never be completely happy on earth simply because you were not made for earth.

157 God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.

161 Don't ask God to do what you want. Ask God to do what is right.

181 God will use whatever He wants to display His glory. Heavens and stars. History and nations. People and problems.

190 God is never too late or too early, too fast or too slow. He has always been and always will be right.

199 Focus on giants-you stumble. Focus on God-your giants tumble.

More later!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hope: pure and simple Part 1

I just finished a little book by Max Lucado titled, Hope: pure and simple. It list 316 thoughts to lift your soul. Each one is numbered. I have listed the number with the quote below:

24 God rested after six days of work, and the world didn't collapse. What makes us think it will if we do?

25 God is greater than our weakness. In fact, our weakness reveals how great God is.

32 Nothing comes your way that has not first passed through the filter of God's love.

35 You aren't an accident; you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God.

40 Don't think God is listening to your prayers? Indeed He is. But He may have higher plans.

43 When you turn to God for help, He runs to you to help.

49 Write today's worries in sand. Chisel yesterday's victories in stone.

52 If you want to touch God's heart, use the name He loves to hear. Call Him Father.

76 You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be.

84 In every age of history, on every page of Scripture, the truth is revealed: God allows us to make our own choices.

85 The God-centered life works. And it recues us from a life that doesn't.

86 Rather than worry about anything, "pray about everything."

88 What people think of us matters not. What they think of God matters all.

90 You may go days without thinking of God, but there's never a moment when He's not thinking of you.

92 The purpose of prayer is not to change God but to change us.

100 When all of earth turns against you, all of heaven turns toward you.

I will continue to list more from this book at a later date. To order this book click here!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Check out the new movie from the same folks who made "Facing the Giants."

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