Thursday, October 27, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friend, God knows where you have been, what you have been through, and where you are now. He knows what your flaws are and loves you in spite of your imperfections. His tender love is far-reaching and complete.
Your past sins do not define you.
Your painful scars do not define you.
Your present sufferings do not define you.
They are just shards of brokenness that God will use to lovingly refine your beauty. The transformation from broken into beautiful is neither easy nor instantaneous. It demands a yielded heart and can be quite painful, but it comes with great reward. God will need your broken pieces—your scars, shame, insecurities, disappointments, betrayals, and failures.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Please untie the knots
That are in my mind,
My heart and my life.
Remove the have nots,
The cannots and the do nots
Erase the will nots,
Might nots that may find
A home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots
Would nots and
Should nots that obstruct my life.
And most of all,
I ask that you remove from my mind,
My heart and my life all of the “am nots”
That I have allowed to hold me back,
Especially the thought
That I am not good enough.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
WHATEVER IT LOOKS LIKE, THERE’S DEFINITELY ONE THING GOD HASN’T CALLED US TO DO: NOTHING. GOD HASN’T PUT US ON THIS EARTH TO HAVE A FRONT ROW SEAT TO A BROKEN DOWN WORLD. HE’S PUT US HERE TO BUILD IT BACK UP. SO LET’S FIND OUR PLACE. AND GET TO WORK.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead….
Now, what’s YOUR excuse? Can God use you or not?
God doesn’t call the qualified, HE qualifies THE CALLED!
Monday, October 10, 2011
God is a much bigger God and an able God. We know that God performed miracles years ago and He can still perform miracles today. But sometimes, we look at our God as a smaller God, and thus we worry excessively.
Should we still worry if we have a GREAT GOD next to us, every second of everyday? Put your trust on the Lord! Earthly things will decay but God and His love for us are eternal. The Bible teaches that we should deal with each day’s problems when they occur and not be obsessed with future concerns that may not happen (Matthew 6:34).
Luke 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.
Matthew 6:27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?