On worship

On worship

He demands our worship, our obedience, our prostration. Do we suppose that they can do Him any good, or fear, like the chorus in Milton, that human irreverence can bring about “His glory’s diminution”? A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word “darkness” on the walls of his cell. But God wills our good, and our good is to love Him (with that responsive love proper to creatures) and to love Him we must know Him: and if we know Him, we shall in fact fall on our faces. If we do not, that only shows that what we are trying to love is not yet God—though it may be the nearest approximation to God which our thought and fantasy can attain.

From The Problem of Pain

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24, NIV)

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Published in: on November 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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How I love the writing of C.S. Lewis

But how could it be true, sir?” said Peter.

“Why do you say that?” asked the Professor.

“Well, for one thing,” said Peter, “if it was real why doesn’t everyone find this country every time they go to the wardrobe? I mean, there was nothing there when we looked; even Lucy didn’t pretend there was.”

“What has that to do with it?” said the Professor.

From the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia

Published in: on November 28, 2013 at 9:22 am  Comments (2)  
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Focus

“I know it’s easier said, but try to focus on His love today.”

–from Ben’s email to me today.

I love him.

And I love Him.

Since you were brought back to life with Christ, focus on the things that are above-where Christ holds the highest position. (Colossians 3:1, GW)

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Published in: on February 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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My Two New Year Resolutions: A Friend’s Blog

From a friend blogger who has ALS . . extraordinary insight on resolutions, why we nearly always struggle to keep them . . . and where our sights should be set.

My Two New Year Resolutions

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In the years before I had ALS, I made and broke, usually quickly, more New Year resolutions than I care to remember. I became so bad at keeping my resolutions that I quit making them. But I began making resolutions again about 6 years ago and actually succeeded in keeping a few of them – resolutions like committing to follow a daily Bible reading program, which I’ve done several times and will do this year also. But following a daily Bible is more like a renewed commitment for me so it’s not one of the new resolutions I’m referring to in this post.

ALS has taken away a lot of the things I wanted to change about myself. Unfortunately it’s also taken away many of the things that I didn’t want to change. For example;

  • I am fed through a feeding tube now so I no longer have to make…

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