Ponder This: November 18, 2022

Ponder This

Below are links to some great resources that I think would be a great benefit to you. There are a variety of topics that will be covered. So, sit back with your hot cup of coffee, or whatever your morning drink of choice might be, and enjoy!

Let’s Hear It For the Failures

“Our God-given goal in life is not to succeed at all we attempt. It is good to succeed, of course, and we should not laud failure as if it is nobler than success. But it is God who is sovereign over all of our affairs and his concern is not so much that we succeed or fail but that we grow in godly character. What matters to God is not our plaudits and accolades, but our conformity to Christ.”

Can Cancer Be God’s Servant? What I Saw in My Wife’s Last Years

“Without a doubt, as I saw so clearly even when my tears overflowed, cancer served God’s purposes in Nanci’s life. I said at her service, “The most conspicuous thing about Nanci in her cancer years was her wonderfully big view of God, which she fed from Scripture and great books. The more she contemplated God’s love and grace and sovereignty, the more her trust in him grew.

So I said to our gathered family, friends, and church members — many of them facing their own painful trials — what I sensed God saying to me: “That huge, beautiful, and transforming view of God is yours for the taking. So why not spend the rest of your life pursuing it?”

When You Feel Overwhelmed

“If you, like me, feel overwhelmed, here are seven truths to remember about God. I pray they offer you the tremendous encouragement they offer to me. As we turn our eyes toward God and behold his character, may we become more like him. Less overwhelmed because we’re more confident in who he is and dependent upon the power he extends to us, his people.”

Protecting Your Teenagers Online

“Dads, what if your teenagers used technology the way that you do? You can make all the rules in the world, but your actions always speak louder than your words. Do you have filters set up on your phone? Are you willing to submit to accountability? Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ” (1 Cor 11:1). Is there something you need to confess and seek help with? Will you do it today for the sake of your kids?

It’s a wicked world out there, and our flesh is drawn to it. Let’s do everything we can to protect our teenagers (and ourselves) online.”

Grace To You

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Dear Christian, Part 1

“Grant, Almighty God, that as you constantly remind us in your word, and have taught us by so many examples, that there is nothing permanent in this world, but that the things which seem the firmest tend to ruin, and instantly fall and of themselves vanish away, when by your breath you shake your strength in which men trust — O grant that we, being really subdued and humbled, may not rely on earthly things, but raise up our hearts and our thoughts to heaven, and there fix the anchor of our hope; and may all our thoughts abide there until at length, when you have led us through our course on earth, we shall be gathered into that celestial kingdom which has been obtained for us by the blood of your only begotten Son. Amen.” John Calvin

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