I’ve been uncomfortable in my complacency for a couple of months now, yet too confused to do anything about it because it seemed that everything I have ever tried in the past has landed me right back where I started in beginning with more wear-and-tear than I bargained for. On Sunday I prayed and asked the Lord to do a work in my life – I laid the fleece out on the lawn, if you will. I prayed that He would reveal Himself to me and grab ahold of my heart.
I prayed that my Prayer Life would become real – not just going through the motions of asking for things when I’m in need, but that I would learn to praise Him when things are taking place that are perhaps unpleasant. I prayed that I would be more concerned with what God thought about my prayer life than what my prayers sounded like to others. God doesn’t care about fancy words and impressive praise — He cares about what’s in my heart.
Throughout the week I listen to .mp3 sermons by all sorts of preachers while I work. While I listen, sometimes something the preacher says catches my attention and I write it down — that is where these new “weekend words of wisdom” posts come in.
I’m going to share with you the quotes and outlines I write down throughout the week. I figure if they’re a help to me, perhaps they’ll be a blessing to you as well.
The sermons I listened to this week were:
- “Are You Serious?” by Phil Kidd
- “The Best Life” by Cary Schmidt
- “Rejected Sacrifices” by Mark Rogers
- “I Shall Find Grace” by Brian McBride
- “No Condemnation” by Dean McNeese
- “What Never Changes” by Tony Shirley
- “Christian Life Demands Change” by Will Galkin
- “Consider Your Calling” by Cary Schmidt
- “Faithful and Fruitful” by Paul Chappell
- “How’s Your Well?” by CT Townsend
- “The God of Bitterness” by Brian McBride