If you're reading this, I hope God opens incredible doors for your life this year. Greatness is upon you. You must believe it though.
The only way you're going to reach places you've never gone is if you trust God's direction to do things you've never done.
There is only one way of salvation. Men are sinful rebels against God, by nature, enemies of holiness and He who is holy. Dominated by sin, ruled over by evil, we are helpless to even drag ourselves toward the true and holy God, even if we wanted to! We are dead in sin. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love which he loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (Ephesians 2:4-5). The Father, in His infinite mercy and grace, saved us in Christ Jesus.
The Christian has been drawn unto Christ. Those who wish to boast in having something to do with their salvation, or who insist that the final decision lays with man, resist the clear meaning of Christ's words, draw. But this is a wondrous term. It is beautiful to hear. Drawn in love. Drawn in mercy. Drawn unto the one who died in my place. It is sovereign action, undertaken by the one who holds the entire universe by His power. It is an irresistible drawing, most definitely, but is a drawing of grace. The one drawing loves the one who is being drawn. And those drawn can never be thankful enough to God who brought them out of darkness into the marvelous light of Christ.
Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God's word, and trust the process.
Dear God, Thank you for waking me up today and for your everlasting love and never ending mercy and for my blessed day ahead.
Who gets to be the judge of reality? If it was deeply felt, believed, spoken about often or altered your life course, then it was real enough. Faith doesn't get the luxury of all those things one hundred percent of the time, but we call that normal behavior based on a gut feeling.” I said. I looked at his wife and she busted out laughing. Her husband was trying to catch invisible butterflies above his head—dementia. My patients teach me the most sobering of truths: Why wreck his smile. If I could see them, I would want to catch them too.
It took six days from start to finish for the totality of Creation, but within three days He cut His schedule in half to save you.
God will fight your battles if you just keep still. He is able to carry you through. Trust Him. Keep standing, keep believing and keep hoping.
Sometimes it seems safer to have just enough God to get to heaven, but not so much that he radically alters our lives.
Our faith institutions have the best product that God can offer, but we have the worst customer service imaginable.
His plan in your life means his work in your hands, and you can be sure it is work he has chosen and gifted you to do.