There’s only One Life that is not the slave-life and that is the Life of Christ. Every other attempt to live this life is from self and slavery.
The Lord never expects from my self-life, He expects only from the Life of His Son. Expecting Life from my self-life is like expecting a diamond to come from a mud pie.
Some talk about the music and others are played as His instrument. He doesn't just want us to talk about His Life; He yearns to blow His Life through us.
I usually attribute distractions as kicks of the enemy rather than taps from the Lord. Could it be that our distractions and detours are divine in nature?
There's only ONE relationship. We connect with people all the time, but even with all these connections, there is only ONE relationship in them all—GOD.
‘God, whatever it takes for me to get to know You, I want it, because there's nothing else that can satisfy my heart like You.’
God's ways are not our ways. His love is often rough and easily seen as cruel. His love batters our hearts until our hearts are completely His.
Batter My Heart, Oh God! Let's look at someone in the Bible who lived with an open heart towards God to see if God battered it.
Either God catches us like a fish with a hook (enticing and wooing) or He hunts us like game (force to break, overthrow, imprison).
He’s everything, and He’s worth the long way around.
Take me to you, imprison me, for I, Except you enthrall me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Batter my heart three-personed God, for I'm lost unless You ravage me! You must quell my passions and bend me—yes, even bruise me. I will be yours!