Whenever I meet someone who has a hard time giving God a chance or doesn’t want to go to church because they’ve been hurt, I am ashamed of myself and my fellow brothers and sisters for not representing Christ.
the gospel is offensive
I offended someone for defending a Biblical interpretation of a verse from Scripture and I am not sorry.
Love is the great conqueror of lust.– C.S. Lewis
God brings us into the wilderness because he wants us to worship him in all settings and circumstances. He wants to show us that he will provide even when the odds are against us.
i have found that anything less of a hatred for glory, praise, and the desire for the applause of men leads me to desire the increase of self and the decrease of Christ.
reminder to self: boast in my weakness. i can do nothing of eternal significance unless it is Christ working in and through me. i am better than no one. i am no better than those who are murderers, rapists, thieves, and the worst of criminals. the only difference at all between me and the lost is Christ in me. we are all depraved without him.
Ordinary expectations point to ordinary knowledge of God.
Faith is choosing to ask for abundant blessing when you know all you deserve is abundant wrath.
great theme of the Word
I am inadequate. God is able.
We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.– Psalm 39:6
Father, I am scared to pray this, but I trust you. Ravage my heart in your fierce love so that only Christ will remain in me. I will accept all the pain it will take if I can have just a little more of you and less of me in the end. in Jesus name, Amen