Category: Christian Living

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE (102) “DON’T LET THE GOOD THINGS GET IN THE WAY OF THE BEST THINGS”

 

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012 - Copy
A palliative care nurse by the name of Bronnie Ware was highly qualified to write the book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Interestingly, the number one regret she wrote was, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

And in these words, I was reminded of how being a “people pleaser” is one of the reasons why we can live our lives letting good things get in the way of the best things.

How important it is for each of us to be able to live our lives purposefully and be able to say as …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE (21 – 30)

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012(21)  “WE ALWAYS HAVE AN AUDIENCE OF ONE.”

My attitude to life was radically changed when I developed the conviction that in all of life I always had an audience of One. It meant that I was never alone, or that my standard of excellence could be compromised on unimportant occasions, or I could ignore the law of the land as long as I wasn’t in danger of being detected, or that integrity wasn’t a priority if the cashier had miscalculated my refund.
Further, it didn’t matter if I didn’t receive the feedback I was expecting for a job well done. For I am running a race “surrounded by

CAN GOD TRUST YOU?

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“You are trusting God, but can God trust you?

These challenging words recently confronted me when listening to a message by Leith Anderson as he revealed some of our common misconceptions concerning how we have come to understand the ways of God. It was a timely message for me.
“God needs people He can trust when they find themselves in circumstances they would not of themselves choose. He has an abundance of volunteers who are willing to live good and purposeful lives that have prestige and money and fame and an impressive partner and who can take success without being arrogant and self-seeking. But who can He trust to have

LEADING AND LIVING IN A SECOND CHOICE WORLD

worldThe Scottish evangelist and teacher, Oswald Chambers, wrote.
“No Christian makes much progress in the Christian life until they realise that life is more chaotic and tragic than orderly.”
Ever since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, these words of Oswald Chambers have helped to define the world in which we have been called to live and serve.

The purpose of this paper is to understand how we might live out our calling as leaders in a world of chaos and tragedy, in a second choice world, that Paul described in his letter to the Romans in chapter 8.
“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared