Monthly Archives: October 2013

You are a Spiritual Being of Great Value to God — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“At your core you are a spiritual being of infinite value. To be human is a gift. You are created by God, and you have immeasurable value to him.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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Jesus Told Us Many Times to Listen to God’s Present Voice — A Quote by Richard Foster in “Sanctuary of the Soul”

“Jesus in his intimate relationship with the Father modeled for us the reality of this life of constantly hearing and obeying… Jesus declared (and continues to declare to us today) that he is the good Shepherd and that his sheep know his voice (Jn 10:4). He made it clear that the Comforter would come, the Spirit of truth who would guide his people into all truth (Jn 16:13).”

— Richard Foster, “Sanctuary of the Soul”

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Drawing Circles Means Defining God’s Promises to You and Standing Firm — A Quote by Mark Batterson in “The Circle Maker”

“Drawing prayer circles starts with identifying your Jericho. You’ve got to define the promises God wants you to stake claim to, the miracles God wants you to believe for, and the dreams God wants you to pursue…”

“Now here’s the problem: Most of us don’t get what we want simply because we don’t know what we want. We’ve never circled any of God’s promises. We’ve never written down a list of life goals. We’ve never defined success for ourselves. And our dreams are as nebulous as cumulus clouds…”

“It’s easy to get so busy climbing the ladder of success that we fail to realize that the ladder is not leaning against the wall of Jericho. We lose sight of our God-ordained goals. Our eternal priorities get subjugated to our temporal responsibilities. And we pawn our God-given dream for the American dream. So instead of circling Jericho, we end up wandering in the wilderness for forty years.”

— Mark Batterson, “The Circle Maker”, Kindle location 191, 193, 270

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Some questions for your: 1) Do you have promises from God that are unfulfilled? 2) If so, are you standing by them in prayer? 3) Can you identify at all with the last paragraph of the quote, about substituting the American dream for your God-given dream?