Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts. -Elisabeth Elliot
My boss showed me this quote – it’s from a book he is reading. I love it. It makes you think. . reflect. . .
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Everybody wants change
Don’t nobody wanna change though
Don’t nobody wanna pray
‘Til they got something to pray for
Know everybody’s gon’ die
But don’t everybody live though
It’s easy to blame God, but harder to fix things
We look in the sky like, “Why ain’t you listening?”
Watchin’ the news in our livin’ rooms on the big screens
And talking ’bout, “If God’s really real, then where is he?”
You see the same God that we’re sayin’ might not even exist
Becomes real to us, but only when we dyin’ in bed
When you’re healthy, it’s like, we don’t really care for Him then
Leave me alone God, I’ll call you when I need you again
Which is funny, everyone will sleep in the pews
Then blame God for our problems like he’s sleeping on you
We turn our backs on him, what do you expect him to do?
It’s hard to answer prayers when nobody’s prayin’ to you
Oh Lord – NF
Either we will humble our lives before him and surrender, or God himself will humble us.
Just love everyone, I’ll sort em’ out later. -God
Your job is to love, not to judge.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. – Isaiah 40:26
“But ask the animals what they think—let them teach you;
let the birds tell you what’s going on.
Put your ear to the earth—learn the basics.
Listen—the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories.
Isn’t it clear that they all know and agree
that God is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand—
Every living soul, yes,
every breathing creature?
Isn’t this all just common sense,
as common as the sense of taste?
Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom,
that you have to grow old before you understand life?”
Job 12:7-10 (The Message Version)
You live your best life when you invite God into in.
“God is not looking for extraordinary, exceptionally gifted people, just laid-down lovers of Jesus who carry his glory with transparency and not take it for themselves.” -Heidi Baker
I made all of this. Trust me, I can take care of you. _God
“Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days – when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when your out of options, when the pain is great – and you turn to God alone.” -Rick Warren
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I have been set free in Christ.
Galatians 5:1: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
2 Corinthians 3:17: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Romans 8:1-4: So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
I don’t think the way you think.
The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
and the way I think is beyond the way you think.
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies
and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,
producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth
not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.
Isaiah 55:8-11The Message (MSG)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us