In walks one of my little boys, and he is battling yet again. He is becoming overwhelmed with agitation and anxiety, because something he is playing with isn’t cooperating. It is a big, big problem! Things are just not going his way, and he is letting the whole house know about it loud and clear.
If I were a silent voice inside your head helping you to build healthy relationships you might hear me ask, "Have you ever thought that saying 'I’m done' is a good thing?" God loves it because then He can say, “Good, finally you are done, now let Me take over.
If I were a silent voice inside your head helping you to build healthy relationships, you might hear me say, "We are to encourage and build one another up. " Paul says it best in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, "Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule braying and went to investigate. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well were worth the trouble of saving.
If I were a silent voice inside your head helping you to build healthy relationships, you might hear me say, "We're still in this!" Sometimes we just need to hear the words "we're still in this" to make us feel secure.
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.