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God Uses Both

In a real way, yesterday was a test to see if I would glorify and praise the Lord in blessing.  It was a wonderful day, and I could clearly see the providential hand of God in the events that transpired.  This morning provided a sharp contrast, yet it was no less under the control of the Lord.

To begin, there was tremendous traffic on the 134-West so I didn’t get to class on time and missed the quiz.  But I have no excuse.  It was clearlyt something that I had expected, but now it is something that I will take into consideration.  My responsibility is not to leave on time, but to arrive on time, so I’ll begin driving to school early on Wednesdays and conduct my morning studies in the library.

I pray the rest of the day goes well with studying and essay-writing.  And regardless of the outcome, I know it is for my good and the greater glory of the Lord.

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Sovereign Grace CD Sale

For the month of February, Sovereign Grace is having a CD sale where you can pick them up for $6 each with free shipping.  Here is an excerpt from Bob Kauflin:

From February 1 through February 29, Sovereign Grace will be selling all our CDs for six dollars. With free shipping. In addition, we’ll be selling our Pursuit of Godliness books for five dollars, also with free shipping. Of course you can download the CDs and not worry about shipping (great idea if you’re outside the U.S.).That means that for the month of February you can buy Valley of Vision, In a Little While, Savior, Worship God Live, You and You Alone, Upward, Songs for the Cross Centered Life, and every other Sovereign Grace produced CD for just six dollars. CD or download. As many as you want or can give away. You’ll also be able to purchase Why Small Groups, How Can I Change, and our three other Pursuit of Godliness books for five bucks. In addition, we’ll be selling our two-volume songbook, with over 250 songs, for $40. And that’s not all (suddenly I feel like a Ronco knives infomercial). During February all our piano scores can be downloaded for $1. Full sets will only be $6

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More Thoughts

I woke up this morning sick, but alive.  I was cut off in the parking lot, but on time for class.  My laptop battery is defective, but I have a computer.  I have a lot to do, but the Lord has given me the strength to do it.  For whatever minor distraction or flaw, there is a world of blessing for which to be grateful.  Praise the Lord for his greatness, his provision, and grace!

I don’t know why, but today I’m very happy.  Actually, I do know why.  It isn’t the result of a changed situation, but rather a righted orientation.  Last night I had a sweet time of reading Scripture and praying.  I’ve missed that.

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Recent Thoughts

Over recent days, there have been quite a few moments where I would have liked to capture the thoughts or lessons somewhere: in a journal, email, or online.  Those moments often pass by, and our lives are filled with them, but perhaps it is so because we need to keep getting back to the basics and working on the fundamentals.  We can never been too spiritually disciplined, after all, and for most of us that isn’t even possible a reality.  So, time is a friend, showing us our true faith, convictions, and inner person, and after a few days of thinking, here are my conclusions:

I need more Christ in my life.  If to be Christian is to be a faithful follower of Christ, then I should truly be asking at every moment what Christ would be pleased in my doing.  I certainly can’t defend many of the media choices I’ve made in light of eternity.  And sometimes the idea of follower seems to easy-going, since currently we refer lightly to followers of many things.  The idea is even stronger in the NT, namely that we are slaves, and not the sort that willingly are hired on, but those that are owned by another.  Media consumption has been a seemingly minor area of my life, since there have been many victories.  But like plugging holes in a dam, I need a real fix instead of dealing with the manifestations one by one.  Everything comes back to this.  I need to pray and read the Word for my soul, as if my very life depended on it, to never grow safe or secure in my salvation if it means laxity or laziness.

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Grace Bookstore 25%-80% Off

If you live near Sun Valley, the bookstore on the campus of Grace Community Church is having a sale which is ending this Sunday.  Everything is on sale, and there are some severely discounted bargains to be had (although mostly on Puritan and niche subjects).

I picked up Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study for $8.00 which includes the Libronix book, and there are two left.

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It has been a while since my last post, so here is something that has been sitting in my email for about a week:

Sproul Doctrinal Studies Series (Free Download)

NEW from Doxa Digital Press!
Where Theology Meets Technology

Author: R.C. Sproul
Series: Sproul Doctrinal Studies
Volume Number: 1
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Hebrews, Part 1 by R.C. Sproul is now available as a Free Download as part of our Sproul Doctrinal Studies Series!

You’ll learn about:

The Canonicity of Hebrews
The Authorship of Hebrews
The “Lapsed”
Sproul’s View of Hebrews 6
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To download Hebrews, Part 1 for free, go to:

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Refurbished Mac Deals

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Refurbished MacBook 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo – White
13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
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