Changing up this series a little bit, adding in books and articles I find refreshing and point me to Jesus and wholeness.
Christ satisfies our thirst for wholeness. He satisfies our longing to know God, our deepest yearnings to be full. By daily communion with Christ through the means of grace, we find full satisfaction for all our needs. This satisfaction enables the Christian to serve God here in this world with a heart full of fervor and dedication. A happy heart in Christ empowers the believer to overcome sin and dedicate himself entirely to the service of his Lord and Redeemer.
Refresh – Audiobook by Shonna Murray
What have you read or listened to lately that inspired you?
[check out past posts in this series]
Sometimes when I need a break from work, I choose a verse or phrase currently challenging me and create a new iPhone background.
I figure, if I must look at my phone, it might as well direct my thoughts toward God.
Below are a few that I have sent to friends and family, in an effort to encourage them also… maybe they can refresh you!
Psalm 62:7-8 from The Message
Live the Gospel. Display Christ.
“Live a life for the Father’s smile.” -Melissa Helser
Even if Jesus is all you have, He is enough
“Give me a new idea,” I said,
While musing on a sleepless bed;
A new idea that’ll bring to earth
A balm for souls of priceless worth;
That’ll give men thoughts of things above,
And teach them how to serve and love,
That’ll banish every selfish thought,
And rid men of the sins they’ve fought.”
The new thought came, just how, I’ll tell:
‘Twas when on bended knee I fell,
And sought from HIM who knows full well
The way our sorrow to expel.
SEE GOD IN ALL THINGS, great and small,
And give HIM praise whate’er befall,
In life or death, in pain or woe,
See God, and overcome thy foe.