Sermon Quotes & Scripture – 1.11.15 – Seeking Our Father’s Provision

The ambitions we have will become the stories we live.  If you want to know what a person’s story is about, just ask them what they want.  If we don’t want anything, we are living boring stories, and if we want a Roomba vacuum cleaner, we are living stupid stories.  If it won’t work in a story, it won’t work in life.
– Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Is not this one of the most wonderful things in the whole of Scripture, that the God who is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, the God who is forming His eternal kingdom and who will usher it in at the end, the God to whom the nations are but as `the small dust of the balance’- that such a God should be prepared to consider your little needs and mine even down to the minutest details in this matter of daily bread!
– Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Our foolishness leads us to believe that we control life and have it on our terms. The great lie of life is that you can grasp power and control and create a life of meaning. The fruit of this foolishness is prayerlessness. Prayerlessness is forgetting who you are and what kind of drama you are in— that you are not on your own, isolated and alone, but live your life in him, through him, and with him. Prayerlessness is believing that you are more than dust and that time will bend to your will. Prayerlessness is always the fruit of idolatry. Prayerlessness is poor interpretation of reality, and it leads to a posture not fitting of who you are. This posture leads us to continually whitewash our lives while our hearts die within.
– Jamin Goggin & Kyle Strobel, Beloved Dust

He must be excessively stupid who does not hence learn humility.
– John Calvin

So then worry is a waste—a waste of time, thought and nervous energy. We need to learn to live a day at a time. We should plan for the future, of course, but not worry about the future. ‘One day’s trouble is enough for one day,’ or, ‘Each day has troubles enough of its own.’ So why anticipate them? If we do, we double them. For if our fear does not materialize, we have worried once for nothing; if it does materialize, we have worried twice instead of once. In both cases it is foolish: worry doubles trouble.
– John Stott

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
– Proverbs 13:4

Jesus said to them, 
“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
– John 6:35

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
– Isaiah 55:1-2


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