The battle for my soul turned on the issue of ownership and now my daily cross confronts the same: Who owns me? Is it Jesus or have I enthroned another?
This is the bottom line of every exchange with the Lord: Who owns me? Do I belong to Jesus in reality or by mere verbal declaration? Either way, I am owned!
Health is like a dipstick which reveals the level of our faith in God’s Lordship and Sovereignty.
The crisis of faith with health care and following the Lord is, “What if I am not hearing Him correctly? What if I die because I didn’t hear?” We all alike struggle with these thoughts.
Being in the Spirit allows us to lean in dependence rather than being strapped with the responsibility to care for ourselves.
Most of my questions of God are "Why?" Like, “Why did You allow this suffering?” My questions reveal my values: comfort and safety. But what does God value?
And knowing that my efforts are not adequate to satisfy God, then how am I to fulfill the many requirements of God on my life?
Christ’s revealing of His Life in me is for His pleasure and purpose, not mine. His revealing is not from our desire, as earnest as it may be, nor through our efforts to have it be so.
Why didn’t God keep that man from pulling the trigger rather than allowing the man to pull the trigger and then watch over him and bringing about some kind of judgment?
I gave God permission to wreck my life when I asked for the miracle of God HIMSELF. I just didn’t know how the answer to the prayer of my heart would look.
The Word declares that if I save my life, I will lose my life, but if I lose my life, then I gain Life. To lose my life is to let Christ’s Life be my life, which consequentially saves my life.
I have some really bad news. My best isn’t good enough. This life is a continual process of proving that we cannot do it on our own.