Like an Arab merchant, we haggle and wheel and deal to get the best we can, all the while, the Lord just wants relationship, not a deal. Our gimmicks don't work.
There’s purpose to living for His pleasure alone. Even if nobody takes note of the things I write, paint, or create, I still benefit from my creating!
All things, all our interaction in this world is with Christ. I don’t interact with individuals or circumstances; I interact with Christ. Is this true?
I'm called to be an identifier of whether something is Jesus or not, not whether it’s good or bad. The temptation infused within that kind of judging is to play God.
After I read the Word and study the scriptures, I get up to see them alive and evident in my world. I experience the Word and His Life in the life I live.
I am not looking for places I can plant my flag of mastery; I am seeking a voice, The Voice of the Author.
You may not currently see God's movement in your life. You may be questioning, “Where are You, God?” But God's weaving a tapestry to give us every opportunity to know Him.
If I am eating the fruits of knowledge then I am involved in fixing what God screwed up and manhandling Him to give me what is good.
The parable of the unjust judge speaks more about our approach of the Heavenly Father and how we accuse Him. It's believing God is an unjust judge.
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.
The source of most of our stress, if not all of it, is our opinions and judgments, but once I looked at God, He rushed in to extinguish my opinionated fire.