Thursday Quote Day: Charles Spurgeon

For this week’s “Thursday Quote Day” here is another quote from pastor Charles Spurgeon:

“O people of God, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls.” (Charles Spurgeon)

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Sunday Devotional: Psalm 63

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;

    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
    beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
    and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
when I remember you upon my bed,
    and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
for you have been my help,
    and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
My soul clings to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

But those who seek to destroy my life
    shall go down into the depths of the earth;
they shall be given over to the power of the sword;
    they shall be a portion for jackals.
But the king shall rejoice in God;
    all who swear by him shall exult,
    for the mouths of liars will be stopped.” (Psalm 63:1-11)

This week, let us seek the Lord out with all our heart and soul.  Let us be satisfied in Him.  Let us sing out like David did about how much we cling to Him.  Let us remember that is love is better than life.

Lesson from Yoda: We Are More

A while back, I did a couple of posts called “Lesson from Yoda”, about lessons learned from Yoda, character in the Star Wars saga.  Seeing this will be the third entry, one could call it a series now?  I think so.  Here’s the latest entry in the “Lesson from Yoda” series.

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Once again, we journey back to the planet of Dagobah and The Empire Strikes Back.  Luke is continuing his training to be a Jedi under Yoda.  As part of the training, Luke is doing a handstand with Yoda standing on top of him and also levitating a rock.  As this is taking place, Luke’s X-Wing spaceship starts to sink in the mire that he had crash landed earlier.  He gets distracted and loses focus.  After discussion with Yoda, Luke tries to move the ship but is unable & the X-Wing sinks further.

Yoda and Luke

At this point, Yoda tells him that “size matters not”.  He discusses about life and gets to a key point.  He says “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter” as he pinches Luke’s shoulder.  We are more than just skin and bones.  There is more to us.

God created each one of us not just with a body but also with a soul.  A soul that matters.  A lot of times we forget that as we go about our daily lives.  We are more than just flesh and bones.  We have a soul.  And God cares about our physical bodies as well as our soul, because they are interconnected.  That’s why Jesus came to die for our sins so that we don’t have to go through spiritual death as well as physical death.

Remember, you are more.  God has created you to be more.  He has given you gifts and talents for you to use.  He loves you and has a purpose for you.  He wants to have a relationship with you.  There is so much more out there.  Let us not settle for less.