Happy Monday! C'mon now, things aren’t as bad as they seem. Maybe you just need some cool stuff to help get you through the week. Here are some things I have been enjoying and thinking about recently. Maybe they’ll help you out a little. Welcome to another Monday Musings.

Weekly Resources:

“Doctrine and Devotion Podcast" by Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler - So something I am really into is podcasts. They are a great way to learn cool stuff, hear new perspectives, or simply have something to listen to in the background. One podcast I really enjoy is Doctrine and Devotion. The hosts, Jimmy Fowler and Joe Thorn, bring a great mix of theology, humor, and banter to the table in this awesome podcast. Truly worth a listen.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audiobook” by Michael York - I love this version of the book. York’s performance enhances the book so well and there is just something about having the book read to you that enables you to hear things you might have missed if reading it for yourself. Audiobooks are fast becoming my favorite way to get books under my belt. This version is fantastic. It’s totally worth purchasing and listening to in the car, in the home or at the gym. This classic sounds great anywhere.

Quote Of The Week:

“Oh, brethren, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to you.” - Charles Spurgeon

Verse Of The Week:

Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

Thought Of The Week:

God gives and God takes away. Our mission stays the same regardless. We are here to bring Him glory. Our reaction to trials and trouble is a reflection of our hearts. Our faith in God and His plan is what brings us peace in the hard times. It is amazing what peace will come on us when we give all our anxieties to the Lord. As Spurgeon says, “great faith will bring Heaven to you.” Faith changes our perspective. It changes how we react. It changes how we perceive the trouble we are going through. Is it an inconvenience to be avoided at all costs? Or is it a time where we learn to trust and love God more than we do?

The difference, I believe, is faith. Put your faith in Christ this week, the hope of your salvation. When all seems to be falling apart and you have lost control of it all, remember the One that holds all things. Remember the One that has all things under His feet and is ruling over it all. Remember this. Remember Christ. When we do, we will find Heaven coming to us and the glory that is revealed will make all the suffering and anxieties not worth comparing. This is the reality for us who belong to Christ. What a wonderful reality it is.