confidence or trust: growing sure in the goodness of our heavenly Father…
God never instigates nor manipulates a tragedy to grow faith, that’s not what a good Father does. But it is what a controlling God would do.
As you are growing sure in God’s love, you will discover that you’re not easily offended, either by wrongs done to you, or by people who are lost in their sin.
Self-pity is deadly. It will shred a hopeful believing heart in moments. But self-pity cannot exist in the presence of thankfulness.
I am convinced that our true inheritance as believers has nothing to do with money, land, or possessions of any kind. It’s simply our Father’s love revealed.
I would like to suggest that Jesus spent those formative thirty years becoming sure in His Father’s love.
It’s Christmas Eve and instead of dreaming of the best day of the year, the boy is in his bedroom agonizing over the universal question: Does God—sorry, I mean Santa Clause—really exist? He used to believe, but now…
Those that teach us that we can abuse grace don’t fully know Grace.
One day I chose to believe. To simply decide that God is an optimist and He only has goodness and love for me. It was a defiant act of faith. It was the best thing I ever did.
Need is the final singular truth by which our world operates. While need is the very substance of our existence, it has no place in God’s reality.
I have learned that this journey we are all on is about one simple thing, believing He loves us.
“Mercy by itself isn’t enough. Jesus didn’t just come to set us free from sin; He came to empower us into righteousness.”
When we see our Father and become sure in His love, all impossibilities become possibilities—it’s called heaven on earth.
You can only take people where you have already been. If you go first, you will stir those around you to hunger for a greater revelation of God.
Peter believed Jesus’ kingdom on earth would need swords and men willing to use them. It would require sacrifice, the willingness to die for Jesus, and also, the willingness to kill for Jesus…
I would like to suggest that our questions, longing, insecurity, and identity are forever answered, settled, satisfied, and secured in our revelation of God as Father.
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