Weekly Wisdom [10.12.18]

Need some Weekly Wisdom?  Here are my favorite resources of the week.

VERSE OF THE WEEK

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips;
    I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food [Job 23:12].

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Life of A. W. Tozer: In Pursuit of God by James L. Snyder

Tozer’s spiritual legacy continues today as his writings challenge readers to a deeper relationship with and worship of God. Here is his life story, from his boyhood and teenage conversion to his years of pastoral teaching.

Favorite Quotes:

  1. People went away from his ministry with the haunting sense of just having been in the immediate presence of God (14-15).
  2. His preoccupation was to practice the presence of God (17).
  3. All who knew him best describe one outstanding characteristic.  In a single word, it was “discipline” (39).

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

Megabatching by Amy Porterfield on Lead to Win with Michael Hyatt

Online marketing guru Amy Porterfield shares how “megabatching” transformed her business. in this bonus episode, captured live at the Achieve Conference, you’ll discover how to multiply your productivity by re-imagining the shape of your day and week.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Work that does not flow from worship is not spiritual work.  -A.W. Tozer

SONG OF THE WEEK

Crowder covered “Praise the Lord” by songwriter Sean McConnell.  It is a brilliant song about getting to know God.

Here are some of my favorite lyrics from the song:

I used to shake You like an 8-ball
I used to shoot You like a gun
I used to hold You like a hammer
Try to nail down everyone
I used to keep You in a steeple
Used to bind You in a Book
I used to take You like prescription
Without knowing what I took

But now I just don’t buy it anymore
No, I’ve tried and I’ve tried to know everything for sure
But I find I know less as I come to know You more
You’re not who I thought You were
Praise the Lord

Your love’s an ocean, not a river
A symphony, not just a song
I don’t think everybody’s right
I just think most of us were wrong
I think that when we get to Heaven
We’re gonna laugh when we can see
How hard we try to make it
And how easy it should be

POST OF THE WEEK

XXV: The Enduring Vision of Albert Mohler at Southern Seminary

Produced in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Albert Mohler’s presidency at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, this short film explores the conviction, vision, and mission of the man that led the charge in the transformation of the flagship seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention. Features interviews from Dr. Mohler, Mary Mohler, Katie Barnes, Matt Chandler, James Merritt and John MacArthur, as well as never before released archival footage.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mega-Batching

I have found the benefit of mega-batching before I ever knew the term.  Here is the explanation by Michael Hyatt:

Batching is simply a form of time management that allows a person to maximize concentration and decrease distraction. As a result, it increases your productivity, creativity, and mental sharpness, while decreasing fatigue, procrastination, and stress. Batch processing is the grouping of similar tasks that require similar resources in order to streamline their completion.

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.