5 of Dawn

So here’s another little series. Or a starter at least.
Favourite recently found quoteables. More than just some of the usual voices I cite. Those Brennan Manning, Dallas Willard, John Wimber, CS Lewis or John Stott influences. I’ll push out other soundbites from wider writing and book goodness that have come my way. I’m for sharing!

The plan is that I’ll post five helpful sentences…..We’ll see how it goes. And feel free if you’d like to link and comment with some of your favourite voices, writers and heroes, I’d love to read.
So today, I’m starting with Marva Dawn. One of my most appreciated voices.

1 “…we are to be lights in the world. It is God’s business to light us, to set us on the lampstand, and to bring the people into the house. Our only duty is to shine forth with the gospel.”
2 “This is so hard getting old—there are so many things we can‘t do any more. I guess the Lord wants to teach us something.” Indeed, our bodies will never be what they previously were, and we find that difficult because we miss our former activities. But God wants to teach us to hunger for Him, our greatest treasure. Instead of rejecting the notion of heaven, we genuinely ache in our deepest self to fill that concept with a larger landscape of the Joy of basking in God‘s presence.”
3 “It is those deeper roots in fear that only perfect love can cast out.”
4 “A great benefit of Sabbath keeping is that we learn to let God take care of us — not by becoming passive and lazy, but in the freedom of giving up our feeble attempts to be God in our own lives.”
5 “We dare not let worship be just another consumer item for which people shop.”
and a bonus one…. ‘The good news of God in Christ is heard loudest and best by those who stand on the far side of their own fresh graves.’

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