Best of 2014 – Volume 10

$Best of 2014 2If the dying process occurs consciously & deliberately, it is an extremely accelerated ripening toward mature fruitfulness.

Your destiny was predestined.
– predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son -Romans 8:29
– predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself -Eph 1:5
Outside of this you are free to do anything you desire.

So many people are living a dehydrated Christ life…of grace to live imperfectly, courage to stand up to opposition, trust in the character of God, understanding the purpose of suffering, being loved in correction, faith for the impossibilities in life, resiliency in working through relational problems, mercy to overlook offenses, charity to not hold others captive, character to fight through flaws without succumbing to a victim’s mentality…

We live in a society with elderly people, but very few elders. Elders have a wider, long distance lens. They are patient with first half of life folks who are still ego-driven, because they know they were there once, too. Healthy cultures have been guided by such wise sages. -Fr Richard Rohr

Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us. -AW Tozer

If arbitrary statements of right and wrong are no use, how in the world can we be certain that the incidents which happen are injustices? -Chesterton

Eucharist is God’s answer to our incessant need for answers.

How tragic that the sermons you listen to market God into your life rather than martyr your life into God.

The Christian mystics always go to the Trinitarian level, because here God is a verb more TrinityHistoricthan a noun.

If we impose our understanding of schedule & timing on Jesus, we will struggle to feel loved by Him. -Tim Keller

The almost impossible thing is to hand over your whole self to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. -C.S.

Give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.

“The Bible was not inspired by a ventriloquist God. The divine voice passes through the sacred text like a stormy wind through the foliage of the forest.” -Nicolás Gómez Dávila

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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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