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The Power and Priority of Prayer for Leaders

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012A friend of mine was travelling by plane between two cities and when the meal was served something unusual happened. The person next to him who had spent much time on the plane praying, chose not to accept the meal. My friend turned to him and said, “I notice that you have been praying and have decided not to eat, are you a Christian? Are you fasting and praying?”
The person replied, “I am a Satanist, and I am fasting and praying for the breakup of marriages of particular Christian leaders in our country.”
My friend wrote to me about his experience and said, “Rod, I hope you have people …

THESE ARE THE WORST OF TIMES THESE ARE THE BEST OF TIMES

These are the worst of times

In 1859 Charles Dickens wrote the novel A Tale of Two Cities where the plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution in the late 1700s and culminates in the creation of the first French Republic. Charles Dickens began his novel with these contrasting words;
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

And down …

DEFINING MOMENTS

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012Defining Moments are
Tests or Experiences or Seasons
that involve
embracing a new challenge, or enduring great difficulties or overcoming some obstacle
that requires Courage and Faith Steps and a
determination to break through at all costs
and result in moving to a new level of growth,
achievement, ability, influence, learning and future potential
and ultimately an enlarged impact in the world.

Defining moments are
usually unexpected, confronting and require us to make a decision that will impact our destiny.

The road of life
is marked by critical defining moments.

The road is never crowded,
always upward and becomes narrower the further we travel.
But to those who walk along

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 41-48

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(41)  “GOD DOESN’T MAKE JUNK”

I will never forget the letter I received from a lady who had met with me to discuss her concerns about her son. She wrote: “I came to see you about my son but somehow you sensed I needed help. You helped me realise that I was worth loving, and that God actually valued me. I came from our talk feeling that I had insulted God for thinking someone he created was worthless, and I was suddenly convinced God loved me as I am and I wanted to shout it to everyone. It took the rest of the day to calm down. What a lovely …