Oracles from the Moleskine

Oracle-AC45Oracles are entries from my personal journal of faith. The entries will usually be random thoughts collected from the previous week or at times themed ideas from across the years of my entries.  an Oracle…an ambiguous or enigmatic revelation spoken with wisdom from someone in communication with Deity. 1 Peter 4:11 as one who speaks the oracles of God…in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.

We are more sinful and flawed than we ever dared believe and we are more accepted and loved than we ever dared hope.

Be kind for everyone we encounter is facing a great trial. -Jewish Philosopher

A paradox is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be honored.

Any man who is to big to follow is to small to lead.

Sex is the battlefield of spiritual warfare in marriage.

In intercession we tell God what he wants us to tell him. It is so simple that anyone can do it, yet so simple that most do not. -Mike Bickle

To love myself, I must love someone else.

There is more life in front of you than there is behind you.

Journaling catches the winds of God’s voice as it passes by you.

We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen. -Hyatt HotelsMoses Two Tablets

Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.

What makes a great Christian? A life of sacrifice.

Signs and Symbols: Place something before your eyes to help remind your heart.

Strength of faith is developed in “God’s absence.”

Miracles punctuate our life, not dominant it.

Character is more important than gifts.

Don’t let your personality carry you to place that your character cannot keep you.

Sometimes we encounter a demon that we are destined to dispossess.

Demons don’t like to be hugged.

God doesn’t give us certainty, he gives us mystery. -Rev. Adam Hamilton

Building down takes longer than building up.

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Moleskine…

moleskineI use my Moleskine to record my contemplation and formation. It is a journal of my faith, like David’s diary in the Psalms. I keep a written record in an actual Moleskine because it keeps the experience more organic, but I also keep a digital copy so that I can search across the years to find themes and topics to review more effectively. Since 2002 I have done a monthly review of the previous months entries so that I can stay current in the direction and flow of God in my life and then I also do an annual review of the my entries at the end of the year. It has been one of the best activities in my life over the past decade and in my life overall. I hope to pass on an electronic version to each of my children one day as a legacy of their father’s faith in following Jesus Christ.

Moleskine® was created as a brand in 1997, Journalbringing back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two century: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A trusted and handy travel companion, the nameless black notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books.

 

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About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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