Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dave Hunt

Ok...I'm not really posting...but I just had to tell you about my new 'man of the moment'...fickle aren't I :o)

He is Dave Hunt and he's a powerful preacher. I just listened this sermon here

And there are lots more of his sermons here

Please listen to them. It's very important for us as christians to know what we believe and why we believe and to know truth from error, true teachers from false teachers.

Maybe some will disagree with me, but the thing that I've noticed is that a lot of christians don't even know or care what the Bible says or what they believe. They just go to church on sundays, listen to the sermon (or maybe just sit in church) and then go home again...and that's the sum of their christianity. Don't be one of those. Know what you believe first hand...not just because someone tells you. Study the Bible for yourselves.

Ok...getting off my soap box now....

Be back when I have something else to say :o)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Overcoming Distractions

Overcome Distractions

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. — Matthew 6:6

Among the enemies to devotion none is so harmful as distractions. Whatever excites the curiosity, scatters the thoughts, disquiets the heart, absorbs the interests or shifts our life focus from the kingdom of God within us to the world around us—that is a distraction; and the world is full of them. Our science-based civilization has given us many benefits but it has multiplied our distractions and so taken away far more than it has given....

The remedy for distractions is the same now as it was in earlier and simpler times, viz., prayer, meditation and the cultivation of the inner life. The psalmist said "Be still, and know" (Psalm 46:10), and Christ told us to enter into our closet, shut the door and pray unto the Father. It still works....

Distractions must be conquered or they will conquer us. So let us cultivate simplicity; let us want fewer things; let us walk in the Spirit; let us fill our minds with the Word of God and our hearts with praise. In that way we can live in peace even in such a distraught world as this. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you" (John 14:27).

— Tozer on Christian Leadership


With the above devotional in mind, and as I 'cultivate simplicity', I am taking a break from my blog. I am considering closing it, as other things take priority at the moment, but will leave it for a few weeks and see what I decide.

Will let you know!