In that day you will be able to say with Paul, “for me to live is Christ.” That's the wonder of the exchanged Life, the Great Exchange we're to experience.
In the whale, Jonah was in the will of Another. Likewise, when we are in Christ, we’re swallowed up into Him so that His resurrected Life will flow.
There's another aspect of God using our motives to move us to be in line with His Will—being a child. Once Jesus is our Lord, He is actually Lord.
My path toward rectifying a problem led me to come face to face with God’s purpose and provision. I moved to fix a problem, but God brought me to Himself.
The motives of my heart are no impediment to the move of God once I have committed my life to Him. He can use my motives to lead me into His perfect Will.
Do I feel I deserve a continuation of my rights and privilege I have experienced always experienced as an American?
Perfectionism is merely a man-made construct to experience the perfect outside of God. It is destructive and debilitating to have these expectations.
God’s sovereignty swallows up all sorrow, suffering, and evil. In God’s sovereignty there is no evil because His Light has dispelled all darkness.
We’re never going to embrace the sovereignty of God on our own. Those things that caused me pain, wounded me, and bought a life of shame.
The Lord with His sovereign touch has been more entreating than dismissive. His sovereign touch is drenched in His loving care and perfect knowledge.
There's a difference between pain and suffering for someone who’s born again. Suffering is usually the result of my resistance, while pain is a mark of change.
Our inalienable rights–life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness–don't necessarily coincide with the declaration of dependence found in the beatitudes.