You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need.
Prayer lets God do what he does best. Take a pebble & kill a Goliath. Take the common, make it spectacular! Pray & see what He can do.
Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess.
Stay strong! Your test will become your test-imony, your mess will become your mess-age.
Your goal is not to know every detail of the future. Your goal is to hold the hand of the One who does and never, ever let go.
Be patient. God is using today’s difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow. He is equipping you. The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit.
God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face, wipe every tear you cry, and answer every question you ask.
Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.
A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?
The Bible is the story of two gardens: Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. In the first, God sought Adam. In the second, Jesus sought God. In Eden, Adam hid from God. In Gethsemane, Jesus emerged from the tomb. In Eden, Satan led Adam to a tree that led to his death. From Gethsemane, Jesus went to a tree that led to our life.
If your God is mighty enough to ignite the sun, could it be that He is
mighty enough to light your path?
Faith is the conviction that God knows more than we do about this life and He will get us through it.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.
Worry is irrelevant. It alters nothing. When was the last time you solved a problem by worrying about it?
Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia
God gives us people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use.
Meet your fears with faith.
You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.
For all its peculiarities and unevenness, the Bible has a simple story. God made man. Man rejected God. God won’t give up until he wins him back. God will whisper. He will shout. He will touch and tug. He will take away our burdens; he’ll even take away our blessings. If there are a thousand steps between us and him, he will take all but one. But he will leave the final one for us. The choice is ours. Please understand. His goal is not to make you happy. His goal is to make you His. His goal is not to get you what you want; it is to get you what you need.
God does uncommon things through common people in common places.
Don’t measure the size of the mountain; talk to the One who can move it.
Anxiety and fear are cousins but not twins. Fear sees a threat. Anxiety imagines one.
A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.
Give your problems to Christ before your problems get to you.