September 29, 2019
This goes out to all of those (myself included) that have wrestled with thoughts of being unworthy due to your past or present.
“God has a tendency to use the least likely to turn out the most like Him!” Beth Moore – Seeking a Heart Like His
“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.”
1 Corinthians 1:26-28 NIV
September 20, 2019
Quote of the Day: “When you fill a sponge full of water and then you squeeze it, water is going to come out because it is full of water.
When you feel the pressure of life squeezing you, how much of God comes out? Or is it cussing, fussing, complaining, and blaming that comes out instead? Why are those things coming out? Because that is what you are full of.” Tony Evans – Detours
“But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you.” Matthew 15:18
September 10, 2019
God’s Word makes it clear that He expects much more from us than He does from the world, and we shouldn’t think too highly of ourselves when we are good to those who treat us well. Remember that we’re not given the Holy Spirit to do ordinary things, or to behave like the rest of the world. We’re given God’s Spirit so that we can do the extraordinary, and that includes responding in a Christlike manner when we’re met with unkindness.
In the book Encountering the Greatness of Our God, Tony Evans writes, “Jesus didn’t wait until we got better to die for us. He died when we were in our most unlovely state. The person who doesn’t deserve love actually needs love more, not less. If you know someone unworthy of love, that’s great! You now have a chance to emulate Christ, because the essence of His love is unconditional.”