With a noose around his neck on the scaffold, resistance fighter Stjepan Filipovic defied his Nazi captors. “Death to facism! Freedom to people!” the Yugoslav jeered.
There is a cause that is worth more than conserving your life: it is fighting evil. There are men who are unafraid to pay the ultimate price for the highest good, whether they be our armed forces or missionaries in remote villages. They are unafraid because they realize if they don’t live for something valuable, they don’t live.
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Tagged bravery, church, courage, God, Jesus, leaders, life, lifestyle, missionaries, nazis, purpose, stjepan filipovic, value of life
Dream big. Fear small. Based your decisions on your vision for a better future, not on the fears of a bad future.
Posted in Christianity
Tagged Bible, dreams, Energy, Faith, God, Holy Spirit, hope, inspiration, Jesus, life, love, mission, purpose, vision
From pinterest. (This is not me.)
Praise is very much like prayer, only that it is confident (full of faith) of the answer.
One of the “secrets” I have learned in decades of prayer is to have time to praise God. (Usually the “big secrets” that the “gurus” know are simple truths that other people already know anyhow.) This key to successful prayer transformed my prayer life, which previously was something of a whine session.
It also served the second purpose of filling up my faith
Another random photo from pinterest.
tank. As I remembered all the good answers God had brought to my prayers (I compile lists), I am filled with faith to pray for today’s challenges. Yessiree, it’s that simple.
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Tagged answers, God, inspiration, Jesus, key to success, life, lifestyle, motivation, pain, praise, prayer, purpose
Thanks Deviant Art for the stunning photo!
Your life is being poured out.
On what? Paul poured his life out for others… for something of eternal value. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you — Phil. 2:17 NIV.
Today many are pouring their lives out on the pursuit of material goods. Others on the pursuit of health. For partying. For sport. For pleasure. For enjoyment. Lives are constantly being poured out.
Each man chooses to pour out his life on what he esteems most valuable. The number of days are finite. Through improved health, we may extend our lives. Even so, it will eventually end. When you are done, what will your life have been poured out on?
Will it be something worthwhile? Nobody wants to think about the last drop. But wisdom is to think about it before we get there.
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Tagged death, end of life, God, happiness, Jesus, life, poured out, purpose, success, suicide, value, value of life, worth