Sunday, July 24, 2005

to seize a divine moment

some of my favorites slices from "Seizing Your Divine Moment":

"The odds are irrelevant to God."

"If we are going to seize our divine moments, we must accept the reality that we have no control over many things. We have no control over when we die or how we die. We must instead take responsibility for what we do have control over - how we choose to live."

In battle: "Even when we live, it doesn't mean that the victory comes without suffering."

"The realm of uncertainty is the place of miracles."

"In fact, we are told that if our prayers do not result in an affrimative answer, it is because we didn't have enough faith. We didn't believe strongly enough... The promise of Jesus that if we ask anything in His name, He will do it, is fueled not by how strongly we believe in something, but by how we represent God's purpose and intention."

"The door we fear going through the most may be the very one where we will meet God most profoundly."

"We must remember that if we are thrown into the lion's den and we get eaten, God is still faithful."

2 comments:

michael said...

Hey Amanda... sounds like a good book to send to your favorite bearded women's small group leader... Hope you are well!

AmyLea said...

The fast is going WELL. It helps that I'm not home a lot anyway. :-) BUT time that I would be normally spending watching TV in the evening, I'm spending more and more time in the word, and getting to bed in more of a timely manner.

I have realized over the 2 days that the mornings are tough; I like to turn it on and get ready while the news is on...or OH...SAVED BY THE BELL. :-) But this morning I got ready so quick without it that I picked up my room...

See? Already being productive. :-) Thanks for asking, girl. I really appreciate it.