spiritually relevant

i am studying the book of Daniel right now and it amazes me how new things pop up in reading the same book over and over again that i never realized.  one thing that beth moore says in the study is so good that i have to blog it…

“They (Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednedgo) learned the language, literature, and customs all right, but only God could use them in the midst of it. They read the language of their culture with the lens of God. Thereby, they became culturally relevant without becoming spiritually irrelevant. Against all odds, they retained a God-centered worldview so that ultimately the world could view their God. Amazing.”

this is my prayer for my family, my prayer for oak leaf, and my prayer for my kids. may we never be so culturally relevant but become spiritually irrelevant, nor may we become so “spirituality separated” that the world can not see our God.

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4 Responses to spiritually relevant

  1. Amanda says:


  2. Mike says:

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  3. Brooke Malko says:

    Hey Dana! I saw your blog from Jimmy Scroggins blog – it is funny how the internet helps us stay connected! Love your blog 🙂 Hope everything is fantastic with you and Jonathan!

    ~Brooke “Anderson” Malko
    (I got married so I wanted to make sure you knew who Brooke was – haha)

  4. hey dana!
    i just found your blog randomly through Amy Bowman’s blog! how do you know her? i just met her and her family in Zambia on a recent mission trip. how cool and what a small world! i have enjoyed reading your blog and catching up some on your life, family, and ministry! so, where are you guys now? for some reason, i think i heard you are at the same church as carrie & anthony gratto. is that right? please tell jonathan we said hello! your family is beautiful… i can’t believe ya’ll have 4!!! what a blessing. hope to hear from you sometime!!!

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