Walking the line between nerd and cool.

Beach, Boogie Boards and Books

We got down to the beach around 10 a.m. this morning.  The weather was perfect.  Not too hot, the water was warm, there were decent waves.  Spent most of the time in the water boogie boarding.  While not in the water, I got some reading done in In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  It’s based on Benaiah from 2 Samuel 23:20-21.  Here are some of the quotes that jumped out at me from the first 2 chapters:

  • But you’ve got to admit something:  “I killed a lion in a pit on a snowy day” looks pretty impressive on your resume if you’re applying for a bodyguard position with the King of Israel!
  • God is in the resume-building business.  He is always using past experiences to prepare us for future opportunities.
  • Do the best you can with what you have where you are.
  • Spiritual maturity is seeing and seizing God-ordained opportunities
  • There is a pattern that I see repeated throughout Scriptre: Sometimes God won’t intervene until something is humanly impossible.
  • Maybe God allows the odds to be stacked against us so He can reveal more of His glory.
  • Here is the mistake most of us make when it comes to God: We think of Him in four-dimensional terms.  But God is omni-dimensional.
  • Most of our problems are not circumstantial.  Most of our problems are perceptual.  Our biggest problems can be traced back to an inadequate understanding of who God is.
  • God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go.
  • God is great not just because nothing is too big for Him.  God is great because nothing is too small for Him either.
  • A [prayer] request can never be too ridiculous when you’re asking the One who knows no limits.

2 responses

  1. Tim

    Good stuff in the quotes! Don’t forget the sun screen. Boogie boards are fun. No Bertha to spoil your fun. Going to east and north I think.

    July 8, 2008 at 11:55 am

  2. Karen cassidy

    My quote:
    “God uses other people to send us the message we need to hear exactly when we need to hear it.”

    July 9, 2008 at 8:32 am

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