Jan and Nix

Jan and Nix

How Well Do You Know God?

by John Piper

“Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.” (Job 36:26)

It is impossible to know God too well.

He is the most important person who exists. And this is because he made all others, and any importance they have is owing to him.

Any strength or intelligence or skill or beauty they have comes from him. On every scale of excellence, he is infinitely greater than the best person you ever knew or ever heard of.

Being infinite, he is inexhaustibly interesting. It is impossible, therefore, that God be boring. His continual demonstration of the most intelligent and interesting actions is volcanic.

As the source of every good pleasure, he himself pleases fully and finally. If that’s not how we experience him, we are either dead or sleeping.

It is therefore astonishing how little effort is put into knowing God.

It’s as though the President of the United States came to live with you for a month, and you only said hello in passing every day or so. Or as if you were flown at the speed of light for a couple of hours around the sun and the solar system, and instead of looking out the window, you played a computer game. Or as if you were invited to watch the best actors, singers, athletes, inventors, and scholars perform their best, but you declined to go so you could watch the TV season’s final soap.

Let us pray that our infinitely great God would open our eyes and hearts to see him and seek to know him more.

http://solidjoys.desiringgod.org/en/devotionals/how-well-do-you-know-god

Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

Walking on dry land in the midst of the sea.
The bitter waters are made sweet

Exodus 15:19,25

Cherishing rare moments together. Thank you Jesus.

Cherishing rare moments together. Thank you Jesus.

Progressive

I’m stubborn and he is oblivious but thank you Jesus for not giving up on us, transforming us into your likeness. We are grateful.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (ESV) And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

-Nix

Beauty

It’s a cursed life that has found its identity in appearance and how we look. It’s torture to be praised for beauty when we know we’re ugly. -David Bonifacio

Sin makes us ugly. We are all sinner therefore we are all ugly. Only God’s forgiveness can redeem our beauty. #devotion 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

Nov 1, 2012 - 
You’re more than just a song, 
You’re more than just a whim
You’re more than just a passing fantasy
You’re my Everyday

Nov 1, 2012 - 

You’re more than just a song,

You’re more than just a whim

You’re more than just a passing fantasy

You’re my Everyday

WHEN STORMS HIT…

Jesus said, Let us go over to the other side.” (Mark 4:35)

He said “Let us” not only Peter and John.  He said, “Let us” and not only I will get through.

The other thing is that He said, we will “go over to the other side” not “go under”. I know it’s simple semantics but listening to the statement and directives of Christ can mean life and death.

When the storm hits, remember the last thing He told you… AND HOLD ON TO IT!

He later asks where is your faith? Our faith can begin to get anchored on many other foundations – career, friendships, family, ministry, bank account, portfolio, business… you name it.

All other foundations are faulty. Jesus is the only SURE FOUNDATION.

http://paolopunzalan.com/2012/08/5318/

Life seems very worthless under the sun, unless your worth is found in the Son.