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.
God’s sovereign touch gives us the grace to be able to face and accept our faults and sins, especially how they have hurt others.
All things, all our interaction in this world is with Christ. I don’t interact with individuals or circumstances; I interact with Christ. Is this true?
I'm called to be an identifier of whether something is Jesus or not, not whether it’s good or bad. The temptation infused within that kind of judging is to play God.
All the enemy has is the power to convince. If he can gain my agreement and consent, then he has my life.
I am not looking for places I can plant my flag of mastery; I am seeking a voice, The Voice of the Author.
How many of my disappointments are just God’s loving hand positioning me into His purpose? Could God be that sovereign? Does sovereignty reach that far?
We need many days where we stop life and consider our blessing. But there is something better than a holiday, even as wonderful as Thanksgiving is.