Quotes- April 2013

Quotes- April 2013

April brought us lots of rain and news of changes to come.  It was a month of ups and downs, of learning and finding those places that need fixed.  So here are the words that spoke to my heart this month.

From Ann Voscamp at A Holy Experience on April 10, 2013:
“You can’t be everyone’s Savior but you can be someone’s prayer warrior.”

From the speaker at our woman’s retreat here on the story of Lazarus:
Sometimes when people are in the midst of transformation they stink.”

From Brennan Manning:
In every encounter we either give life or we drain it, there is no neutral exchange.”

From Sinclair Ferguson:
The most single aid to my ability to use my tongue for the glory of Jesus is allowing the word of God to dwell in me so richly that I cannot speak with any other accent.”

From the Message II Corinthians 1:
“Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally-not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead!”

From Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
In God’s economy, people don’t stand on opposing sides of the conflict scale.  People stand on one side and Satan stands on the other.  When we dump hurt into one another’s lives, we aren’t leveling the conflict scale.  We are just weighing down the people side of the scale and elevating the Satan side of the scale.  Satan loves it when we do his work for him by dumping on each other…. but realizing it’s all of us against Satan-he’s the real enemy.  But this is hard to do when all we see is that flesh and blood person standing there who, quite honestly, is planted squarely on the last good nerve we have left.”

“In other words, is my desire in this conflict to prove that I am right, or is my desire to improve the relationship?”

“Then I tackle issues not the person.”

Blessings, TJ

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