God is always seeking you. Every sunset. Every clear blue sky. Each ocean wave. The starry hosts of night. He blankets each new day with the invitation, ‘I am here.’
God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day.
It’s at the heart of everything we struggle with in life: longing to be valuable, to be accepted, to be prized, to be worth something to somebody, to have a life that matters, and God’s saying ‘You matter! I didn’t make anyone else like you. You’re not a reprint or a lithograph. You’re a one-of-a-kind, original creation of God.
Worry and worship cannot exist in the same space. One always displaces the other. Choose worship.
If only we knew what was happening when we pray, we would never cease to pray.
You don’t have to know everything about the mountain in front of you to take the next step
When the enemy comes with shame and blame, tell him to go measure the distance from east to west and get back to you.
It’s easy: You simply follow the trail of your time, your affection, your energy, your money, and your allegiance. At the end of that trail you’ll find a throne; and whatever, or whoever, is on that throne is what’s of highest value to you. On that throne is what you worship.
The Father doesn’t give life directions in one big bundle because the goal is knowing Him, not the plan.
God calls each and every star by name. It’s not likely He has forgotten yours.
Our scars are a witness to the world. They are apart of our story. Healed wounds that are symbols that God has restored us.
Accept the fact that you’re never gonna be someone else and embrace the fact that the world needs you as God made you to be.
Sin doesn’t make us bad, sin makes us dead. The gospel doesn’t make us better, the gospel makes us alive.
Life isn’t perfect and that’s the kind of world where Jesus showed up. He wasn’t born in a palace on a perfect day. He was born in the middle of the night during tax season to an unwed couple in a stable or a cave in a sheep field. That was God’s way of showing us that nothing is perfect. Life is chaotic. It’s messy. That’s what Jesus was stepping into.
You never shrink in stature by lifting someone else up.
Humility is not a character trait to develop, it’s the natural by-product of being with Jesus.
God’s purposes and plans will not fail. Before you spend all your prayer time telling Him about yours, ask about His.
Passion is the degree of difficulty we are willing to endure to accomplish the goal.
Don’t overcomplicate God’s will. Just stay connected to Jesus. Love Him. Look into His eyes. He will lead. Follow. Repeat.
As an overflow of my life – the wake I leave behind with my little dash on earth – I want others to fall in love with Jesus and know of His great hope and purpose for their lives.
Don’t dwell on your insufficiency, but dwell on God’s all-sufficiency.
The Gospel is not about going from bad to good, it’s about going from dead to alive!
It’s a big world. Don’t get trapped by tiny dreams and feeble problems. Time for big prayers and bold faith.
Nothing steals God’s glory more than worrying believers who are driven through life by fear
We go from Malachi to Matthew in one page of our scriptures, but that one piece of paper that separates the Old Testament from the New Testament represents 400 years of history – 400 years where there wasn’t a prophet, 400 years where God’s voice wasn’t heard. And that silence was broken with the cry of a baby on Christmas night.