Hello, everyone. I’d like to tell you all that I created a second blog/site here on WordPress, and it’s called Battle, Adventure, Beauty.
Visit my additional blog/site and read the “Hello, World!” post, it pretty much explains all you need to know about that blog; why I made it, what I’ll post there, and other possible questions you may have. If you’ll have a question about it, ask it in comments here or on that post.
I’d greatly appreciate it if you follow that blog if you’re already following this one. As far as I can tell my Battle, Adventure, Beauty site is already following all the people I’m following with this site but I have no followers on that site yet. I’d like to get up to the same number of followers as I have on this blog/site. Help me out, everyone who’s following this blog/site already. Thank you for reading. Look for many posts there in the near future; even now I’ve posted a number of things and will keep adding when I log in to my WordPress.
Link to Battle, Adventure, Beauty front/home page:
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
“1) When the Lord returned the captives to Zion, we were like them that dream.
2) Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then said they among the heathen, “The Lord hath done great things for them.”
3) The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.
4) Turn back our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the South.
5) They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6) He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
“We are getting away with so much. We assume the success of our efforts and the increase of our welath is indication that God is pleased. Without the prophetic voice, we deceive ourselves as Israel did – they believed themselves to be closest to God when they were the farthest from Him. Only through the prophetic voice can we keep ourselves from falling into the same trap.”
-from p.46-47 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.
“Materialists and madmen never have doubts.”
– G. K. Chesterton.
“Life may not seem sensational on any particular day, but committed disciples will sense that they have a peace and poise in their life that they didn’t know before. They will sense that the gears of life are meshing. From time to time they will see things happening that would not happen according to the laws of chance or probability. They will know that God is using them, and yet it is not a knowledge that produces pride. Whether they know it or not, their service sparkles with the supernatural, and when they touch other lives, something happens for God.”
-from p.179 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.
“If we are to grow up – His way, we will walk the way of humility and learn to live in obedience to the Lord and in a unified, love relationship with His Body. But if we were to stop here, there would be no contact with the “outside” world. The Christian community could go on living and loving, isolating itself from interchange with the secular world. But the Lord is not calling us into an “exclusive community.” He is calling us to let the world know, through example and word, that He is alive and powerful in our tume.”
-from p.57 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.
“Life is like a coin. We can spend it any way we want. But we can spend it only once.
Our intentions may be good. We may mean well. But that is not enough. We say “Some day,” but God says, ‘Today.” We have been listening to our doubts, fears, excuses, and hesitations too long. Now let us listen to God.
Then let us make this reasonable reply today and every day:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Shall have my heart, my life, my all.
Now then, do it!”
-from p.184 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.
“most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists. It is no answer to say, with a distant optimism, that the scheme is only in the air. ”
– G. K. Chesterton.