God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.
But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.
The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.
”Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
It is easy to become disillusioned with the circumstances of our lives compared to others’. But in the presence of God, He gives us a deeper peace and joy that transcends it all.
Our greatest fear as individuals & as a church should not be of failure, but of suceeding at things in life that dont really matter.
We will always find ourselves in trouble when we get comfortable with things as they are.
You must determine your goal. What matters most? Winning arguments? Or resembling Christ? Even in the heat of an argument we should be asking ourselves if we are acting like Christ.
God exists outside of time, and since we are within time, there is no way we will ever totally grasp that concept.
And your own heart generates enough pressure as it pumps blood throughout your body that it could squirt blood up to 30 feet. (I’ve never tried this, and I don’t recommend it.)
The one who wins the argument is usually the one who acts less like Christ.
If you’d rather watch your kids grow up than see the face of your Savior today, you don’t grasp the beauty of God. If you worry about what would happen to your children if you were gone, you don’t understand the providence of God.
More than any other attribute of Jesus, his humility is the key to a healthy marriage. If two people make it their goal to imitate the humility of Christ, everything else will take care of itself.
The verses in the Bible are more than good teachings, they possess power.
The God of the universe–the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor–loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
…there is still a need for those of us nestled deep within the Christian bubble to look beyond the status quo and critically assess the degree to which we are really living biblically.
Lukewarm living and claiming Christ’s name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.
True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.
We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.
The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His.
What we do reverberates through the heavens and into eternity.
Why would we need to experience the Comforter if our lives are already comfortable?
I want to live so that I am truly submitted to the Spirit’s leading on a daily basis. Christ said its better for us that the Spirit came and I want to live like that is true. I don’t want to keep crawling when I have the ability to fly.
None of us is beyond the task of missions…The question is not whether or not we will be working to spread the gospel around the world, but what role we will play in this.
With my natural communication abilities, I could probably gather a crowd even without the Spirit.
Every year in my life, I trust fewer and fewer people.
When you read the New Testament, you see the Holy Spirit was supposed to change everything so that this gathering of people who call themselves Christians had this supernatural element about them.