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More Sun Stand Still Nuggets

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* “…audacious faith never cowers in the darkness”

* “The opposite of audacity: complacency”

* “If there is no limit to what God can do, then there is also no limit to what we can dream or pray or accomplish in his service”

* “If your problem is too big for you, it’s just the right size for God.”

* “Your faith does not control God—in fact, human faith on any scale can never put divine providence in your back pocket”

* “Our audacity must be in sync with God’s purposes”

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October 8, 2010 at 2:07 am

Chris Hitchens and the Test of Unbelief

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The Christian Post recently published a story about famed atheist Christopher Hitchens, who is currently being treated for esophageal cancer. He has declared that he has no plans to turn to Christ even as he fights for his life. I wonder how Hitchens’ unbelief is being tested. It’s easy to write testimonies about how God is walking with a Christian during challenging times of trial. Just ask Matt Chandler. But I will be interested to see how Hitchens responds to the test of his unbelief in God.

I look forward not only to seeing Hitchens be healed and cancer-free but I also look forward to him surrendering his life to Christ. I ask that instead of pointing an acidic “I told you so” finger at the famed atheist, we who have been graced with the freedom and salvation that comes from Christ alone pray for Hitchens.

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August 9, 2010 at 2:48 am

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“Port-Au-Prince is flattened.”

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Such is a the heartrending quote from devastated Haiti in the wake of a catastrophic earthquake. Pray not only for the country but also for churches who were doing missions work before the tragedy. Lord, have mercy.

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January 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Posted in Breaking News, Prayers

Praying for Matt Chandler

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Continue to keep Pastor Matt and his family lifted up before God as He walks with them. Thanks to Shaun King for posting the link for updates on Pastor Matt’s health. Here is the latest as far as I can tell: update.

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December 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

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Hard Lessons Learned from 2009: Part 1

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The year 2009 has probably been the third worst year of my 37-year life.  Still, I believe that lessons learned can redeem the time and help others along the way as we all struggle on the journey of life.

Hard Lesson  #1: Answered prayer can disguise itself as grave disappointment.

I have questioned God about the necessity of praying but I think in my own way, I equated making requests with getting what I wanted.  Not easy to admit but….juss sayin’.  This year represented the answer to a major prayer that had been on my heart for over 8 years.  Interceding for anyone’s salvation is like being a midwife.  But what happens when the “baby” dies days after he or she is delivered?

I felt hoodwinked by the Almighty as questions and doubt about God’s sensibility and goodness cut away at my faith.

But…

over time, God continued to show His wisdom and faithfulness to keep His word.  Were my prayers and their answers all about seeing and experiencing the results and chewing the cud about the journey or what is about the one lost sheep being found?

I chose the latter and that has helped me rest in God’s character after such a tumultuous experience.

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December 22, 2009 at 3:14 am

Tragedy for the Steven Curtis Chapman Family

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There are some things that simply take your breath away when you hear them. I learned this morning about the tragic accidental death of one of Steven Curtis Chapman’s daughters. She was only five years old. May God be with them and minister to them with His presence and healing.

http://chapmanchannel.typepad.com/inmemoryofmaria/?roi=farm-12751819-88803-78918988ee47c1b25c767355e57506e7&

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May 22, 2008 at 11:16 pm

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UPDATED: Dad Hospitalized—Again

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Not sure if I even posted about my pastor dad’s health issues over the summer when he kept scaring the daylights out of his kids, but my dad was rushed to the hospital around noon today. Being that I’m about 1000 miles away, it’s tough waiting by the phone but my siblings keep me updated. He’s a chain smoker who won’t quit and that exacerbates his high blood pressure and diabetes. Nevermind that he’s slightly underweight too.

So please keep my dad Floyde in your prayers as well as his kids. Thanks.

***Update*** 12/16/07

Dad is back home and preaching this morning. I actually talked to him yesterday and essentially he’s going to see a specialist to get to the bottom of his fainting spells.

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December 14, 2007 at 10:41 pm

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