A Great Answer!

I don't know if you follow football at all. And by football, I don't mean soccer - which I love (Go Liverpool) - I mean NFL - the good stuff (the CFL doesn't really count)! I am a big fan of NFL footaball and the Miami Dolphins in particular, but I am also a big Kurt Warner fan. His story is quite remarkable. But why am I a fan? Well, everytime he gets a chance to speak about his faith in Christ he does just that. He was recently asked a good question and his answer was great! Here's the question and answer for you:

"Kurt, as a professional football player, what aspect of your vocational calling gives you the most joy in life? What is it about the 'job of football' that you love the most?"

His answered came instantly and unequivocally:

"Without question, the greatest joy about my calling as a professional football player is seeing the barriers it breaks-down in giving me the opportunity to talk about Jesus."

I wonder how many Christians would give the same answer if we were in Kurt Warner's shoes? I wonder how many of us would give that answer now? What's your answer?

Love in the Truth.

Quotable 7

“Oh to love the Saviour with a passion that can never cool; Oh to believe in God with a confidence that can never stagger! Oh, to hope with an expectation that can never be dim! Oh, to delight in God with a holy over-flowing rejoicing that can never be stopped, so that we might live to glorify God at the highest bent of our powers, living with enthusiasm, burning, blazing, being consumed with the indwelling God who worketh all things in us according to His will!

Thus, Lord, would we praise and pray at the same time, confess and acknowledge our responsibilities, but also bless the free, the sovereign grace that makes us what we are. Oh God of the eternal choice, O God of the ransom purchased on the tree, O God of the effectual call, Father, Son and Spirit, our adoration rises to heaven like the smoke from the altar of incense. Glory and honour and majesty and power and dominion and might be unto the one only God, for ever and ever, and all the redeemed by the blood will say, Amen.”

Charles Spurgeon
HT/timmy brister

Love in the Truth.

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But how do you really feel Dan; I mean deep down inside? LOL!

I gotta say - I loved that answer. Like him or not, Dan always tells it like it is. And I for one, like him!

Love in the Truth.

Treasuring Him

Love in the Truth.

The Fire

"Can't you see that I want you to live?"

Love in the Truth.

I've Got Nothing To Say?!?

So, it's been awhile again between blog entries. All I can say is that I've got nothing to say. For those that know me that is hard to believe, I know! I think it must be a pride thing in that I always want to have something profound to say - yet it rarely happens. So the silence has been good for me. Anyway with that said, I guess that is all I have to say. And, if you can make sense of the mess that I just wrote can you let me know what I said!

Let me leave you with a list a favourites for now - keeping in mind that I reserve the right to change at any moment in time!

5 Favourite books - right now - excluding the Bible:
  1. Crazy Love - Francis Chan
  2. The Pleasures of God - John Piper
  3. The Valley of Vision; a book of puritan prayers - Banner of Truth
  4. The Reformed Pastor - Richard Baxter
  5. Humility: True Greatness - C. J. Mahaney

5 Favourite songs - right now

  1. Embracing Accusation - Shane and Shane
  2. I Have a Shelter - Sovereign Grace Music
  3. From the Inside Out - Hillsongs United
  4. Holiness of God - Lamp Mode Records - Grass Roots Vol 1
  5. Received - Shane Barnard

Love in the Truth.