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Posts tagged “The Message

Look what God’s done for us today. (Deuteronomy 30)

“This commandment that I’m commanding you today isn’t too much for you, it’s not out of your reach…Look at what I’ve done for you today: I’ve placed in front of you Life and Good, Death and Evil, and I command you today:  Love God, your God.  Walk in his ways.  Keep his commandments, regulations, and rules so that you will live, really live, live exuberantly, blessed by God, your God, in the land you are about to enter and possess…  Choose life so that you and your children will live.  And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him.  Oh yes, he is life itself.” (in The Message. Deuteronomy 30.)


More great quotes from Adele Calhoun’s book.

Actually, this particular one is from the Word.  “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.  Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.  Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it.  Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.  I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”  Matthew 11:28 – 30, THE MESSAGEIMG_2150

Bits from Philippians in “The Message”.

“So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well.  Learn to love appropriately.  You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush.  Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of, bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.”  (from chapter one.)IMG_2505