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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Remember when you were learning to drive? It’s been too many years for me, but I dimly recall my father’s reaction when I got too close to the drop-off on the right side of Route 60 in Culloden, WV. White with fear he yelled, “Get over, get over.”

That Chevy Impala was a tank. I learned to steer the boat and became a pretty good driver, I think. But there was one thing I had trouble with. I was a weaver. I went from the white line on the right side to the yellow line in the center, constantly trying to maintain that balance, obsessed with keeping the car between the lines.

A driver’s ed teacher recognized this and told me a trick. Look at the horizon and find the end of the road. Point your car toward that spot and stop looking right in front of you. You won’t weave so much.

I tried it. It worked. And it’s worked with all five of my children who are now of driving age and beyond.

That’s why I’m excited about the next 40 days. In a sense, it’s taking our eyes off the yellow and white lines of the cultural, social, political, and spiritual changes going on around us. Huge questions are being asked. Big decisions are being made in our world every day. But you and I have to look to a fixed point so we won’t be tossed about, weaving back and forth.

That fixed point is Jesus. The way we discover more about him is through God’s word, the Bible. So, along with our friends at the National Religious Broadcasters, we’re observing 40 days of prayer beginning September 1. If you read this later, go ahead and join us.

Our focus at Chris Fabry Live is a bit different. NRB is encouraging you to look at 2 Chronicles 7:14. That’s a great verse and applicable to our times. They also have some study materials you can link to and read.

I want to suggest a passage in the New Testament. Keying off the Hebrews passage that encourages us to “fix your eyes on Jesus,” I’d like you to study along with us in Philippians 2:1-11. This is a passage that may be familiar to you. It talks about Jesus, who he is, what he did for us, and how we are to imitate his life. If we can do that, and if other believers and unbelievers see the real Jesus living in us, we will change the world a heart at a time.

Here’s what I’m asking.

1. Read Philippians 2:1-11 every day and meditate on it.

2. Use this passage to guide you in prayer, asking God to make you more like Jesus.

3. Buy a cheap journal and record your thoughts on this passage.

4. Join us when you can on the radio as we discuss the passage and pray during the next 40 days.

That’s it. No pressure. Just let God speak to you through this passage. And check back here to the blog for how it’s affecting others. Send me an email at chrisfabrylive@moody.edu and let us know what’s going on. Your thoughts may be included on a blog and encourage someone else. And check the blog each day for questions that we’ll ask and for devotionals.

God bless you as you begin this journey with us. And may He change us and mold us more and more into the image of His Son.

4 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Doing this!

Anonymous said...

Darn it Chris! I've been struggling with just exactly the issue that Philippians 2:1-11 covers, and I like my selfish ambition and my vain conceit, so now that you've put it out there so plainly and directly from scripture, I'm going to have to do something about my bad attitude and I don't want to. LOL! Don't you hate it when the Lord deals with you like this? :-)

Sherry Dunning said...

I'm excited to begin this process with you all today. Today is a great day to "fix our eyes on the Lord" maybe for the first time, or maybe for a fresh look! Thanks for all you do Chris, to encourage us in our walk and to inspire us everyday.

Blessings always, love your show and your fam brother!

John Cuthbert said...

Hmmmm...let's see, 40 days from Sept 1 is October 10th? About 3 weeks before the important mid-term elections? Could the Right Wing Religious Broadcasters be using "prayer" as a manipulative political device? And what are we praying for and/or against? How about we all pray for National Health care so that all the pastors of small churches will finally have affordable health care! How about we ask forgiveness from the Iraqi's for decimating their country without find all the weapons of mass destruction we were promised were there? What are we praying for Chris?