The world, circumstances, people and even God Himself pokes our hearts. Situations arise that wound us, people hurt our feelings, and God bruises us to heal us.
There is a huge difference in the life of the soul versus the life of the spirit. God puts a premium on the source of life’s flow—is it His Life or another’s
His grace has shown me purpose for certain pains in my life, but simple understanding of what God takes us through really doesn’t have power in itself. No, where there’s power is in my yes.
Jesus did not trust Himself to man, because He knew what was in a man.
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.
God doesn’t put a premium on painless living. If this is one of my highest values, then I will be in direct opposition to Him.
God’s expectations are on the Life of Christ, not my efforts to perform. His Life gave me something nothing else could: Life to perform the Will of God.
The heart is the seat and center of human life, and is where the issues of the spirit and the will are settled.
The heart sends out clues to signal us, like red flags of distress. These waving banners are sent up like flares to warn and attract our attention.
Our hearts are speaking to us; we must listen to hear what they say. They tell our stories—who we are, what we struggle with and why.