The Warrior's Heart

Working Us Out

 

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Serenity Prayer

I used to believe that Jesus wasn’t a Hero.

A "Savior", yes, a "Shepherd", yes, but a Hero ... no. 

The Kiss of God

No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.

Romans 2:29

The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consistently to remove the obstacles that prevent the spirit from entering.

Henri Nouwen

Cut it Out

In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self-ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ

Colossians 2:1

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

 Helen Keller

Forgiveness

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.

C.S. Lewis

When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.

Nelson Mandela

A Perfect Act

 

Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Matthew 20:28

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

Gandhi

Ransom.

Marked by God

 

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit

Ephesians 1:13

Home is ultimately not about a place to live but about the people with whom you are most fully alive.  Home is about love, relationship, community, and belonging, and we are all searching for home.

A Seat at the Table

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus

Ephesians 2:6

We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.

Patch Adams

Stand Your Guard: A Whole New Wardrobe, Part 2

 

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:13-15

A Whole New Wardrobe, Part 1

 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:10-18

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