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.
Some surrender to the cosmos as ones who are tossed by its whim and fancy; a simple leaf in the torrent unable to direct their path.
Hopelessness is insupportable within the Life of Christ, and it’s a quagmire from which we need to be rescued.
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.
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.
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.
Sovereignty is a reality that few wish to tackle because of its ramification in our lives is enormous.
I don’t want to live my life resisting what offends me or the things I don’t like. Rather I want to live receiving all of life as from God.
I am seeing life like I rest in the palm of God’s hand and that because I am His, all things in my life are Jesus touching, guiding, and leading me.
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?
The living water of the Spirit is always "flowing, bubbling within him to eternal life!" It isn't subject to the conditions of your natural life.
When I choose to live my life with thanks to God, I make a choice for Life, which liberates me from the Tree of Knowledge.