Speaking of blowing trumpets for God

September 7, 2012 — 2 Comments

None of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God.
Everything that we have—
right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—
comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.
That’s why we have the saying,
“If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”

I Corinthians 1:30-31 The Message

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“I saw more clearly than ever
that the first great primary business to which I ought to attend every day
was to have my soul happy in the Lord…
not how much I might serve the Lord,
but how I might get my soul into a happy state,
and how my inner man might be nourished.”
George Müller

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What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me.
I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people…
I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people—
in the house of the Lord.
Ps 116:12-14, 17-19

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“Thankfulness is not some sort of magic formula;
it is the language of Love, which enable you to communicate intimately with Me.
A thankful mind-set does not entail a denial of reality with its plethora of problems.  Instead, it rejoices in Me, your Savior, in the midst of trials and tribulations.
I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present and well-proved help in trouble.”
Sarah Young, “Jesus Calling”

2 responses to Speaking of blowing trumpets for God

  1. 

    Annie, I love this quote from George Muller. So often, I will start my day asking the Lord to use me in a productive way for his Kingdom. This quote reminds me that I am a branch on the vine, and that away from the vine I can’t do anything! I must be fed and nourished, and always abide in the Vine. You always have the best little nuggets to share. ;-)

    • 

      I’m glad you like the Muller quote too! Your comment about being a branch on the vine is something I’ve been reflecting about a lot lately. I’ve been re-reading Andrew Murray’s classic “Abide in Me” which has been helping me see how vital and essential this is.

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