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Too much of a Martha, and not enough of a Mary.

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.

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Weekend Words of Wisdom {8.11.12}

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:

  1. “Are You Serious?” by Phil Kidd
  2. “The Best Life” by Cary Schmidt
  3. “Rejected Sacrifices” by Mark Rogers
  4. “I Shall Find Grace” by Brian McBride
  5. “No Condemnation” by Dean McNeese
  6. “What Never Changes” by Tony Shirley
  7. “Christian Life Demands Change” by Will Galkin
  8. “Consider Your Calling” by Cary Schmidt
  9. “Faithful and Fruitful” by Paul Chappell
  10. “How’s Your Well?” by CT Townsend
  11. “The God of Bitterness” by Brian McBride

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