Despots may scheme and finagle but it's God Himself who places them in leadership. No man can steal what only God Himself endows.
Mankind tends to focus on what's happening, and I am guilty of the same, but there's something higher than what's happening—God's purposes.
How far will our God go to make Himself known and to love us? I can never underestimate the lengths to which God will go in assisting me to know Him. His reach and pursuit is often shocking.
Everything in the world is exactly how it should be, or God would change it. This is our sovereignty dilemma.
We are positioned to perfectly witness God’s divine orchestration of our lives so that we might increasingly come to know Him and love Him.
We have a lovely parting gifts from the fall in the Garden – opinions. Opinions are actually imprisoning walls containing me and block my acceptance of God's sovereign move.
We are God's packages, which He has taken complete responsibility for handling and delivering.
There's someone trying to lead us. It isn't accidental, it's quite purposeful. They desire to motivate us, guide our decisions, and direct our activity.
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!
I can easily conceive of my desire to know God, but to comprehend that I am known and seen by Him? Wow, the Lord sees me whether anyone else sees me or not.
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?