I recently read of a young man whose short life illustrates the way we all should live. This young man became a Christian as a teenager. In his early twenties, he felt God call him to the foreign mission field. In the back of his Bible he wrote two words and underlined them: NO RESERVATION.
Jesus said in Matthew 26:53-54, "Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?" As Jesus hung on the cross, it was not just an earthly audience who was watching.
Giant killers have great confidence in the power of God! That’s the story of David as he boldly took Goliath’s challenge to fight until death. Others saw David as only a weak young lad, small in stature. But when used by God, David was transformed into a giant killer.
I turned around to check on the two little guys on the trail behind me when I heard a wail. The three-year-old lay crumpled in a heap. “You left me!” he wailed. He had lost sight of us for a second, and that was enough to frighten him.
If we could have coffee today, I'd say, "If you could listen in on my thoughts about myself some days, it would sound like a series of accusations. 'You're not good enough, you need to try harder, you're just being selfish.
If I were a silent voice inside your head helping you to build healthy relationships, you might hear me say, "It's time for a little humility. " Years ago, I began something I affectionately call "Mirror Moments with God.
Some people have turned crabby into an art form. If you say, “I don’t have anything to complain about,” they are happy to offer some suggestions. I think we live in the most prosperous nation in the most amazing time in history, and yet on social media it seems that all I hear is complaining.
Before you took your first breath, God placed gifts within you. He wove you together with strengths, abilities, and that smile of yours that lights up a room. He made you irreplaceable. There’s one thing no other person in the world can do better than you, and that’s simply being you.
If I were a silent voice inside your head helping you to build healthy relationships, you would hear about this: “We Christians have no veil over our faces; we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him.
Believing we can "have it all" all the time is a myth, a lie, and a joy stealer. What I do believe is that we can have God’s best for us. A "full life" and "life to the full" are two very different things. One is about grasping, while the other is about receiving.