Friday, June 13, 2008

Lessons I am Learning

“Transcendent living is Christ-centered living. Living for Christ is the only way you will ever be liberated from your bondage to the overwhelming tendency to shrink the size of your life to the size of your life. The only way to spin free of the narrow confines of your little cubicle kingdom is to live in the big sky country of Christ-centered living. You will never win the battle with yourself simply by saying ‘no’ to yourself. The battle only begins to be won when you say ‘yes’ to the call of your King, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
- Paul David Tripp, A Quest for More (Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2007), 99.

“Only love for Christ has the power to incapacitate the sturdy love for self that is the bane of every sinner, and only the grace of Christ has the power to produce that love.”
- Paul David Tripp, A Quest for More (Greensboro, NC; New Growth Press, 2007), 105.

"So remember that whatever evil surfaces in this world and in your life—in your world, in your workplace, in your home, in your school—remember whatever evil it is—against God, against His people, against you—you may be sure that not only does God know it before it happens, but He has ready the instruments to overrule that evil in His way and in His time.
So ask yourself, as a servant of God, “For what purpose has God placed me here in this position at this time?” God may have you in a classroom with godless professors, or in a workplace with profane co-workers, or in a home with an ungodly husband.
Ask yourself, “What is God’s purpose? Why has God positioned me in this place, at this gate, in this palace, in this circumstance, at this time?” "
Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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Kari said...

I am truly amazed to see your life on a daily basis. It's encouraging to see you constantly giving your life away, whether it's to your children, the children in your neighborhood, the neighbor down the street.
I am so quick to get upset when my doorbell rings after the kids have gone down for a nap, or if neighbors come over wanting to jump on the trampline during a time that I can't be outside. By reading your past entry I am reminded why we are here and encouraged by what you and Bryan are doing. I will be praying for you and your boys.

Kristin said...

A big "me, too!" to what Kari said!

Jill Williamson said...

That was a wonderful quote. I cut and pasted it and sent it to my sister-in-law.

Brian and Ella said...

i love your quotes! thanks for sharing them. can i just say that brian and i just heard paul tripp at a seminar at GA...that class was amazing and so helpful!!!

thinking about and praying for you...

Amy said...

delta, love to hear what your thoughts on plants grown up are? Do you think that it is usable for our age boys. I wanted to get it but didn't know if I should wait.