The greatest battles are fought and the greatest victories are won in secret.
God is the author of a large heart. Only He can make a big man. Apart from Him we are all quite small.
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)
Religion offers men with a substitute for truly knowing God.
Your greatest fear should not be another mile in a weary land, but leaving the desert with nothing to show for your trouble.
There is no such thing as the unlimited authority of the believer.
“Letting go” does not work unless we have left it with God.
When we think we have reached a realm in the Holy Ghost where whatever we feel, and whatever we see, is what God is feeling and seeing in us and through us, we are on dangerous ground indeed.
Jesus has overcome the world. You can too, as you learn to abide in Him, and allow His strength to be made perfect in your weakness.
We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. (Isaiah 26:18)
Is there such a thing as spiritual malpractice? Do we really fear a God who said: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7)?
“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:16,17)
The ability to listen is a precious gift. Above all else, in wanting to be an able ruler, Solomon asked God for a “hearing” heart. God was pleased with such a request and granted it.
Examples are wonderful; we all need them. But there is a difference between following someone’s example and being their clone. Don’t be a clone of any man. Let your one Master make you a unique copy of Himself.
Getting mad and madness are not too far removed from one another.
Whatever the cost, God’s word that rebukes an idolatrous, ungodly, self-serving generation must be preached as God meant it be preached: uncut.
Lord, help me in this journey, where all works for my good
Though everything around me, is not the way I would
Be glad to always find it, where sun above won’t shine
I’ll take the darkest chapter, if Jesus is more mine
Don’t be afraid to be the only one standing for something.
Today God is in the business of changing people, from the inside out. There will never be a new “you” until your body becomes the home for a new Spirit. And God stands ready to give you that Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
Can you afford to let God be in total control?
“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD…” (Hosea 6:3)
The only real preparation we have for whatever befalls us is a living relationship and walk with the Lord.
“But if any man love God, the same is known of him.” (1 Corinthians 8:3)
So much of the fight we see against authority has so little to do with the supposed oppressive nature of the “powers that be” and so much more to do with the oppressive nature of sin itself in sinful man.
God’s instruction is typically rejected out of hand. Why? Because it doesn’t “naturally” make sense.
There are times when we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it needs to be enough that our Jesus is with us through the darkest seasons of our life.
There is a hidden wisdom in the cross which the world does not know, and a hidden power in weakness that the world scorns.
Surrender and submission are two different things. Surrender is God’s call to the sinner; submission, His call to the saint.
What we allow to be the meditation of our heart can easily disquiet our soul and drive us down a path of folly.
What is your life in God worth to you?
If there is one place where God’s sufficiency must constantly replace our insufficiency, it is in the love department.
God’s way for sex which He has never and will never depart from is that which He ordained from the beginning: one man and one woman pledged to each other and none other.
In the true worship of God one is never unconscious of His presence. One need not see Him physically to know life is lived before His eyes.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)
I thank You, precious Jesus, when all outside is fair,
but even more I thank You, when in the dark You’re there.
It’s easy to slip into sacrifice, or service, or knowledge gathering, rather than obedient discipleship.
“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” (Deuteronomy 33:27)