Friday, June 20, 2008

Random Thoughts

Actually....not random at all. Some things to ponder...

"Why don't you dare to live as a forgiven man?
Brennan Manning

"The greatness of a man's power is in the measure of his surrender."
Oswald Chambers

Definition of Gentleness, "The power to be gentle and the strength to bow down."
Beth Moore

Do you recognize that the fruits of the Spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23 are about how to relate with people?

"Our calling is of God, but it is for people! It is the engagement of people that God uses to bring about much needed change in our lives."
Beth Moore

Illustration....An infant learning to crawl, scoots backwards around the house. The child soon finds herself under the table and chairs in the kitchen. She has backed under the chair and soon finds she can't go any further. Instead of moving forward through the wide open space, she starts pushing out, banging her head on the furniture. She starts to cry and scream and raise general havoc because she can't get out, yet the opening is right in front of her. Even though moving forward is an option, the bigger realization in observing her is that she does not realize she is the problem! (from Leadership and Self Deception, the Arbinger Institute)

A lesson on humility - think truly, when He humbles us, receive it...

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