Does pain mean I'm resisting God? Pain is inevitable. If I’m living life, I'll experience pain. Pain is not the enemy, while suffering is very different.
When life hurts us, there's a temptation to make a pact with the devil to survive it. This play for power over the pain in our lives is deadly and devastating.
I am literally a carrier of the presence of the living God. More precisely stated, I carry Him everywhere I go. I am an ark of His presence.
Being sorrowful about sin doesn’t mean that we hunger and thirst for righteousness. Grief about our sinful condition is not actual repentance for our sin.
For years I have worked to accept my life in its entirety. By nature it's not in us to embrace our story. Acquiesce to it maybe but receive it…not so much.
Hopelessness is insupportable within the Life of Christ, and it’s a quagmire from which we need to be rescued.
We're living in a culture that does what it wants. And why is this so? Because we live as if there is no King. While living in a King-less society, we must remain King-ed.
I want to confess a sleight-of-hand use by my soul to get its own way. It was a “These are not the droids you’re looking for” moment for sure.
Christ showed us the way to greatness and it was not it being served but in serving. Giving excellence of service and being a servant gives me self-respect.
My goal in laying out this book is to lead you from ground zero of God’s sovereignty out to the whole world of God’s ultimate sovereign control.
Have you ever heard someone say, “Why does God allow so much pain and suffering?” It's true, God has woven into the fabric of our lives painful threads.
Sovereignty is a reality that few wish to tackle because of its ramification in our lives is enormous.