February 24, 2015

For God's Glory and Everyone's Good


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I've been enjoying a meandering journey through Randy Alcorn's little devotional, Seeing the Unseen: A Daily Dose of Eternal Perspective. For each day's reading, Alcorn chooses a topic to write on, but also includes related Scripture and excellent quotes from others. And for those who'd like to dig a bit deeper, he also provides a link to a related article on his own website.

The Piper quote above was both poignant and significant -- as Piper quotes tend to be. Other quotes I've enjoyed lately include:
The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God. (Robert Murray M'Cheyne)
Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent. (John of the Cross)
Imagination is a God-given gift, but if it is fed dirt by the eye, it will be dirty. All sin, not least sexual sin, begins with the imagination. Therefore, what fees the imagination is of maximum importance in the pursuit of Kingdom righteousness. (D.A. Carson)
Lord, make me as holy as it is possible for a saved sinner to be. (Robert Murray M'Cheyne)
I'm trying to read in this several times a week, then I like to journal something from Alcorn's writing that was meaningful to me, as well as one of the quotes that I found helpful (you may occasionally see these journal pages if you follow me on Instagram). My hope is that my journal will provide a helpful resource for later, especially as I'm reading the Kindle version of Seeing the Unseen.


If you're looking for a good devotional, you might give this one a whirl. Amazon currently offers it free for Kindle, but it's available in hardcover, as well -- perfect for gift-giving.


 

2 comments:

  1. What encouraging quotes! That sounds like a great devotional. I used a Randy Alcorn devotional for quite a while and loved it. I don't think about heaven enough, but it always encourages me when I do. :)

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed them, Charissa -- this book is chock full of great quotes, which I enjoy because it points me to other authors. If you'd like to try this devotional out, you can download the free Kindle app to your laptop and then get the free ebook from Amazon. (I have to say, though, that I find it really challenging to read ebooks on my laptop... the Kindle is already a bit of a stretch for me.)

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