A La Carte (January 16)
13 minutes ago
"Give yourself for the well-being of the whole church. Does this mean you agree with everyone? Well, of course not. Does this mean that you are happy about everything? Of course not - but it does mean that your hope and your heart is for the good and the well-being of the whole church. If you become embittered or angry against a part of the church, you will end up reacting against it, defining yourself by what you're against - 'We're not this, we're not this, we're not this, we're not this,' - and pretty soon, the Gospel, the person and work of Jesus, is not the compelling, defining variable in your ministry, but who or what you're against, annoyed by, or agitated by, and that's not good." - Mark Driscoll
“I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, 'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.' And he replied, 'Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be better than light, and safer than a known way.’”
"Like the inconceivable immensity of the heavens, ever increasing as the power of vision is lengthened, we go on to find that the further we go only the more does the thought of infinity rise upon us; but this infinity is filled with an Infinite Presence; in every leaf-blade, in every atom, yet transcending all His works; and ‘to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ. by whom are all things, and we by Him.'" - Arthur W. Pink.
For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. - Psalm 22:28
Not sure how to pray? Mark Altrogge has some good advice.