From Chambers’s My Utmost for His Highest:
“Staleness is an indication that something in our lives is out of step with God. We say to ourselves, ‘I have to do this thing or it will never get done.’ That is the first sign of staleness. Do we feel fresh this very moment or are we stale, frantically searching our minds for something to do? Freshness is not the result of obedience; it comes from the Holy Spirit. Obedience keeps us “in the light as He is in the light . . .’ (1 John 1:7).
Jealously guard your relationship with God. Jesus prayed ‘that they may be one just as We are one’-with nothing in between (John 17:22). Keep your whole life continually open to Jesus Christ. Don’t pretend to be open with Him. Are you drawing your life from any source other than God Himself? If you are depending on something else as your source of freshness and strength, you will not realize when His power is gone.”
Don Richardson = incredible source of wisdom
Naked juice = wonderfully cacophonous flavor of fruit
A nap = re-energizing
Hearing Wayne Bushnell speak like a “black” preacher = priceless