Monthly Archives: November 2013

Learning to Live with God Leading — A Quote from Leanne Payne in “The Healing Presence”

“We learn to practice the Presence of Jesus within (our bodies are the temples of His Holy Spirit), without (He walks alongside us as Companion and Brother), and all around (He is high and lifted up, and we exalt Him as Sovereign God). And we ask Him to love the world through us. We learn to collaborate with Him. We do what we see Him doing. We begin to move in the ‘spirituals,’ the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which work through us because He is really with us. Our believing on Him is no longer purely intellectual, but is taken into every facet of our lives.”

— Leanne Payne, “The Healing Presence”, p 13

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For Worship to be Most Pleasing to God, Reconcile with People – My Verses for Sat, Nov 30 (Matt 5:23-24)

“‘If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.'” Matthew 5:23-24 (NIV)

The Mystic is First Transformed by God Before Being Able to Help Others be Transformed — A Quote by Elaine Heath in “The Mystic Way of Evangelism”

“Christian mysticism is about the holy transformation of the mystic by God, so that the mystic becomes instrumental in the holy transformation of God’s people.”

— Elaine Heath, “The Mystic Way of Evangelism”, Kindle location 80

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Unbelievable, Unconditional Love — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“What in the world would happen if people actually began discovering the actual message of Jesus Christ — that love is unconditional? What would happen if we began to realize that God was not, in fact, waiting for us to earn his love, but that he was passionately pursuing us with his love? What would happen if the word got out that Jesus was offering his love freely and without condition?”

“The reason religion works is that we believe in conditional love and doubt the existence of unconditional love.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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Be Prepared for New Ways to Spread God’s Kingdom — A Quote by Catherine Booth in “Papers on Godliness”

“Until the church — the people of God — have explored all the ideas that are in the divine mind for the propagation of His kingdom in the earth, somebody must always be receiving new light and making new departures, and there has never been a single instance in the history of the church in which this has been done without nearly the whole of that generation raising a hue and cry against it. Yet how would it be possible for God to bring about a revolution — a true revival — a grand aggressive movement of Christianity, without giving new light and calling somebody to some path in advance of all that has gone before?”

— Catherine Booth in “Papers on Godliness”

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Pray Through to Breakthrough — A Quote by Mark Batterson in “The Circle Maker”

“Just like the sound barrier, there is a faith barrier. And breaking the faith barrier in the spiritual realm is much like breaking the sound barrier in the physical realm. If you want to experience a supernatural breakthrough, you have to pray through. But as you get closer to the breakthrough, it often feels like you’re about to lose control, about to fall apart. That is when you need to press in and pray through. If you allow them to, your disappointments will create drag. If you allow them to, your doubts will nosedive your dreams. But if you pray through, God will come through and you’ll experience a supernatural breakthrough.”

— Mark Batterson, “The Circle Maker”, Kindle location 2239

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Jesus Wants Our Hearts to be Right, Not Just Our Actions – My Verses for Tues, Nov 26 (Matt 5:21-22)

“‘You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, “You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.” But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.'” Matthew 5:21-22a (NIV)