Christian Quotes: Ron Lambros

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“You cannot trust God in those things which you choose and not trust Him in others. You either trust Him with it all or with nothing at all.”

Ron Lambros

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

Isaiah 26:3

 

Prayer Note: Let’s keep those in the path of Hurricane Dorian lifted up in prayer for this weekend, and for the restoration afterwards.

 

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Today’s Worship Walk: Psalm 139:6

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Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

Psalm 139:6

I’m one who usually looks for formulas in life. Whether it’s a need to control or simply curiosity, I have a craving to know what’s coming, so I can be ready (lol!).

Here’s a formula I’ve learned over time that is true and proven:

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EVERYTHING GOD IS DOING + THINKING TOO MUCH = STRESS AND FRUSTRATION

But here’s another one that works just as well:

RELEASING CONTROL TO GOD + TRUSTING IN HIM = PEACE

Can you relate?

Note: My thoughts keep turning to those living in the Bahamas and Southeastern U.S. Let’s lift up our prayers for safety and sanity for them this weekend and in the days to come.☺️

 

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Today’s Worship Walk: Mark 9:23

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Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Mark 9:23

Jesus said this as a bit of a rebuke. A father brought his son who had been possessed by a demon since his childhood. When none of the disciples could expel the demon, the father turned to Jesus and asked Him to try.

“But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us,”  he asks in verse 22.

As we read this today, we might react as Jesus did: “If? Of course He can!”

But as I read the passage, I can almost hear the discouragement in this man’s voice. He’s had to watch his son throw himself into fire and water, always on alert in case he has to save the boy yet again. Now, after travelling all this way, the disciples can’t even help.

Jesus had compassion on the both of them. Soalong with healing the son, Jesus helped the father realize that his faith needed to grow – faith in the only true Savior. That day, Jesus not only saved one boy, but changed many hearts.

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Today’s Worship Walk: 1 Peter 5:7

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Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7

 

This a wonderful promise, and a huge challenge for most of us. Because it doesn’t say cast some, or even most, of our cares. No, we are to bring everything: worries, confusing circumstances, fears, etc.

And that word cast? Well, it means “to throw forcefully in a specified direction.” It might sound strange to say that God wants us to chuck our burdens His way. But it does say in Scripture that Jesus came to set the captives free (Luke 4:18). Letting go of what weighs us down will definitely lead to a new freedom of our hearts and minds.

We can’t do all that, though, until we’ve decided to trust God with our lives. The last part of this verse can help with that. Knowing that He deeply cares for us and remembering how He has shown that in the past can lead us to seek Him when troubles come.

 

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Today’s Worship Walk: Romans 8:32

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He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”

Romans 8:32

 

God loves being good to His people. All over Scripture there are hints about how much He wants to give us. Just take a look at these verses, for instance:

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights…”.  James 1:17

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”  2 Cor 9:15

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11

I used to struggle with the thought that such a big God wanted to give me gifts. He already gave me salvation through His Son. What more could I ask? But these verses, and lots of others, have taught me so much about the loving heart of God.

Not only can approach Him and ask for good things we desire, we expect to receive good things. Let’s confidently accept that our Heavenly Father truly enjoys lavishing us with blessings, both large and small!

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Today’s Worship Walk: Hebrews 6:12

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We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”

Hebrews 6:12

I don’t know about you, but I tend to do better with the beginning of a project than the middle. At the start, my excitement is fueled by a new vision, whether to write a piece or clean my closet. I can see the finished product, and dive in.

Flash forward a couple of weeks or months, though, and you’ll probably see a quite different mood. Excitement has been replaced with boredom, or frustration. Why is this taking so long? Why am I not further along?  And then the dangerous question, Should I just let this go and move on to something else?

It’s normal to have some “project fatigue” during the process. But if I’m being honest, I have to admit that sometimes I can let laziness set in. When I don’t get a quick result, I stop trying quite so hard. Instead of using my frustration to propel me forward, I’ve often let it sink me. 

I think the writer of Hebrews understood this weakness in me, and maybe in you, too. But he was encouraging us about the most important project of all – living out a life of faith.

The times I’ve persevered and reached my little goals have been satisfying and sweet. Just imagine how we’ll feel if we don’t give up actively pursuing God!

 

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Christian Quotes: Ravi Zacharias

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“Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity.”

Ravi Zacharias

 

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

1 Peter 3:5

Today’s Worship Walk: 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

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Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

 

When I think of an ambassador, what comes to mind is a government official. It must be an incredibly challenging job to represent a country abroad. They of course have to be very familiar with the politics, laws and customs of their native land. Then, they have to be able to explain and even defend their country to others who often think very differently. The art of communication, as well as an ability to persuade, is also a part of the work.

We are all called to be ambassadors for Christ, and all those qualifications apply. If we are to represent Him, we must be familiar with God’s Word and His character. That means not just reading, but studying Scripture. We need to practice giving our testimonies, and to handle questions – communicating and persuading those who don’t understand or agree with us.

If that sounds scary, just remember that God doesn’t require perfection as one of the qualifications for this. We can begin to represent Him as we are right now. As long as we are willing to keep learning and growing, God is pleased to use us. If we take on this role, just imagine how we can help grow the Kingdom!

 

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Today’s Worship Walk: Deuteronomy 28:13

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The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.”

Deuteronomy 28:13

 

I don’t know about you, but there are lots of days when I am tempted to feel less than victorious. Situations in my life may be unresolved, or my dreams fall apart, for example. Those days, I have to be especially aware of my mindset.

The key is not to focus on how I feel any given moment, but on what God says about me. And guess what? He says that if I follow His Word and His Ways, I can be confident in my standing in life, whatever is going on. I can say, like the Apostle Paul, that I am “more than a conqueror.”

You can too. Practice saying, “I am the head and not the tail”with me. It may sound funny at first, but I believe we’ll soon see ourselves differently, and trials will lose some of their power over us!

 

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