Thought Provokers for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Peacemakers blessed -01

We are rich in the things that perish, but poor in the things of the spirit.
We are rich in gadgets, but poor in faith.
We are rich in goods, but poor in grace.
We are rich in know-how, but poor in character.
We are rich in words, but poor in deeds.

Billy Graham

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God designed the human machine to run on Himself.
He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn,
or the food our spirits were designed to feed on.
There isn’t any other.

That’s why it’s no good asking God to make us happy in our own way
without bothering about religion.

C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity

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One discouraged person to another:
“What I need is a blessing that ISN’T in disguise.”

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Blessed to us is the night,
for it reveals the stars.

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There is no security in things.
In fact, things are deceptive:
they appear to be satisfying and lasting
when they are actually temporary
and unable to satisfy the deepest needs of life….
Certainly, God wants us to enjoy the blessings of life.
There is nothing spiritual about sitting morosely in a corner
and saying, “These things will not last anyway! Why enjoy them?”
God wants us to enjoy His good gifts,
just as we want our children to enjoy what we give them.
But He does not want us to depend on things–
He wants us to depend on Him.

Warren W. Wiersbe, Meet Yourself in the Parables

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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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