Rick Warren Quote

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Only participation in the full life of a local church builds spiritual muscle.

From 1 Corinthians 3:9:  “ For we are God’s coworkers, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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God cannot reveal anything to us if we have not His spirit.

From Ephesians 5:18-20:  “Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to one another, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Coretta Scott King Quote

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I’m fulfilled in what I do.  I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes–the finer things of life–would make you happy.  My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.

From Psalm 66:10-12:  “For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.  You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs; you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.”

Life’s Flame

From Psalm 92:1-2:  “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.”

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Giving thanks to our Lord

Praising His divine name

Witnessing steadfast love

Faithfulness sparks life’s flame

 

Growing old, bearing fruit

Believing in sharing

Abiding in Jesus

Youthful spirit caring

 

Trusting wholly in God

Reaping harvest of gifts

Walking always with Him

Mindset shall never drift

 

Flourishing in His light

Listening to His Word

Shaping fresh attitude

Beatitudes now heard

 

Growing every day

Feeling spirit at work

Hearing positive vibes

Life follows God’s framework

 

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From Psalm 92:14-15:  “In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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You no more need a holiday from spiritual concentration than your heart needs a holiday from beating.

From 2 Chronicles 15:17:  “But the high places were not taken out of Israel.  Nevertheless the heart of Asa was true all his days.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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Purity is not innocence, it is much more.  Purity is the outcome of sustained spiritual journey with God.  We have to grow in purity.

From Matthew 5:8:  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

M. Scott Peck Quote

jigsaw puzzle

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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece.  The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.

From 1 Peter 2:4-5:  “Come to Him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”