Monthly Archives: May 2014

Understanding the Quality Time Person (One of the Five Love Languages) — A Quote by Danny Silk in “Keep Your Love On”

“A Quality Time person feels love and connection when you find them interesting—with the evidence of this interest being that you want to spend time with them… For a Quality Time person, pain enters the relationship when you don’t listen or pay attention to them. When you don’t make time to fully engage with your Quality Time person, you send them the ugly message that you are not interested in them, or worse, that they are not important to you… The level of genuine interest and engagement you give determines quality. Engage in the activity or conversation with all your energy and attention, and engage with them on the deepest level.”

— Danny Silk, “Keep Your Love On”, Kindle location 466-476

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Jesus Gives Hope and a Future to Those Who are Without It — My Verses for Sat, May 31 (Is 61:1-4)

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me… [to] provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” Isaiah 61:1a,3-4 (ESV)

Related article: Intercession and Building the Kingdom of God under the New Covenant (Isaiah 61:3-4)

Think of Yourself as Influential for God — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Release the Power of Jesus”

“The least person in the Holy Spirit-filled life has access to more in God than the greatest of all the Old Testament prophets. That is why each believer must think of him or herself as one who has influence as a leader.”

— Bill Johnson, “Release the Power of Jesus”, Kindle location 1441

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Called to Destroy the Works of the Devil — A Quote by Chris Overstreet in, “A Practical Guide to Evangelism — Supernaturally”

“Our focus is Heaven, and our mandate is to bring it to earth… Just as Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, so are you sent to destroy the works of the devil.”

— Chris Overstreet, “A Practical Guide to Evangelism — Supernaturally”, Kindle location 238

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Great Reward for Persevering to the End — My Verse for Sat, May 24 (Rev 3:12)

“‘The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.'” Revelations 3:12 (ESV)

Whether You are Powerful or Powerless is Often a Belief — A Quote by Danny Silk in “Keep Your Love On”

“In order to be able to make and keep commitments… to enduring, intimate relationships… you need to be a certain kind of person. You need to be a powerful person. Powerful people take responsibility for their lives and choices. Powerful people choose who they want to be with, what they are going to pursue in life, and how they are going to go after it.”

“Unfortunately, most of us did not grow up to be powerful people… Most people don’t know that they can be powerful, or even that they ought to be. They are trained from a young age that someone else is responsible for their decisions, and all they have to do is comply and obey. This sets them up to struggle in multiple aspects of life, particularly with building healthy relationships.”

“Often the first thing that reveals a powerless mindset is powerless language. Frequent use of the phrases ‘I can’t’ and ‘I have to’ is a hallmark of a powerless person. ‘I can’t do that. It’s too hard. I have to clean the kitchen. I have to go to school. I have to spend time with so-and-so.’ All of these statements say, ‘I feel powerless to take responsibility for my actions, so I will say that someone or something else is making me do it.'”

— Danny Silk, “Keep Your Love On”, Kindle location 180-87

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Christ-Honoring Governance Seeks to Help the ‘Least of These’ – A Quote by Paul Manwaring in “What on Earth is Glory”

“Do the nations demonstrate that they see the glory of God in their people, in one another? In particular, do they practically provide for their basic human needs, including food, water, warmth, health, and freedom? Did honor flow to the least in a tangible manner? When the Son of Man returns, He hopes to find nations who have been discipled by the Church in the goodness of God, demonstrated in that they cared for the lives of their citizens, particularly the most helpless and those who have forfeited many of their rights (prisoners)…”

“Whatever else we are doing, we are not discipling nations unless we are teaching them to recognize the presence of Christ in all people, especially ‘the least,’ by meeting their basic human needs. Christ has called His governors to lead the nations toward Heaven’s system of values by teaching them to help the helpless.”

— Paul Manwaring, “What on Earth is Glory”, Kindle location 2901, 2913

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