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Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.
The world says love yourself, grab all you can, follow your heart. Jesus says deny yourself, grab your cross and follow me.
But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.
God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard.
God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.
We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.
Life is about Jesus. We are not here to tell our story, but His.
Don't fall into the trap of studying the Bible without doing what it says.
The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.
He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a 'Christian' without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.
Be careful not to turn others' lives into the mold for your own...we have a # God who is a # Creator not a # Duplicator .
Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.
Jesus said go and make disciples, but so often we just sit and make excuses
What are you doing right now that requires faith?
When we become overly concerned about our appearance, our spiritual reputation, our coolness, and our acceptance, we are living as citizens of this world rather than as ambassadors.
Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy.
I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.
Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin.
God didn’t just give a little for us; He gave His best. He gave Himself.
Trust whatever He has for you. It will be better than anything you can plan for yourself.
Making disciples isn’t about gathering pupils to listen to your teaching. The real focus is not on teaching people at all–the focus is on loving them.
The point is not to completely understand God but to worship Him. Let the very fact that you cannot know Him fully lead you to praise Him for His infiniteness and grandeur.
If God cared only about religious activities, then the Pharisees would have been heroes of the faith.
Lukewarm living and claiming Christ's name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.
The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His.
The God who loans you life sees your every move, hears each word you speak, knows your every thought. You are seen by God. Noticed. Known.
Let us be eager to leave what is familiar for what is true.
"Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?
We don't get to decide who God is.
Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life?
When we work for Christ out of obligation, it feels like work. But when we truly love Christ, our work is a manifestation of that love, and it feels like love.
We are most alive when we are loving and actively giving ourselves because we were made to do these things.
Can you worship a God who isn't obligated to explain His actions to you? Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?
I want to see people do more than simply raise their hand when they come to Christ. Where are the totally changed lives?
God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. The answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts-it's falling in love with God.
Proclaiming the gospel to a lost world cannot be just another activity to add to the church's crowded agenda. It must be central to who we are. It forms our identity.
Doesn't every encounter with God only cause us to thirst for Him more?
Why would we need to experience the Comforter if our lives are already comfortable?
The fact is, I need God to help me love God. And if I need His help to love Him, a perfect being, I definitely need His help to love other, fault-filled humans.
We need to be more concerned about who we are before God than our reputation before people.
Are we in love with God or just His stuff?
Frankly, you need to get over yourself. It might sound harsh, but that's seriously what it means [1 Corinthians 10:31].
James 2:19- 'You believe there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that- and shudder.' God doesn't just want us to have good theology; He wants us to know and love Him.
The very fact that a holy, eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful, merciful, fair, and just God loves you and me is nothing short of astonishing.
A disciple is a disciple maker.
He measures our lives by how we love.
Christians are like manure: spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly.
I really believe it's time for some of us to stop apologizing for God and start apologizing to Him for being embarrassed by the ways He has chosen to reveal Himself
God is love, but He also defines what love is. We don't have the license to define love according to our standards.
When it's hard and you are doubtful, give more.