So often we sing of God’s passionate heart for us. We need to see that this is the same heart He wants in us for Himself. God is looking for people who pursue Him with the same intensity that He pursues us.
We do not exalt God to create distance between us but actually to draw us closer. We are creating more room for God to say how wonderful we are.
In heaven things are made for beauty not merely utility. Streets of gold. Go beyond what is required and bring life into whatever you are doing.
People are often paralyzed from stepping outside the will of God for fear of adding years of extra pain or delaying promised blessings. Can we go beyond God?
When we see that we have a loving Father who loves to give good gifts, we will have joy in our prayer lives. God is ready to give more than we deserve.
Too many of us are more comfortable with the fear of God than the love of God. We know how to respond to the fear. We don’t know what to do with His love.
How can God make something good out of this? Whatever painful circumstance you have endured, take it to Jesus. Allow Him to interpret it for you.
As Christians, we are always able to boldly approach God. Therefore the feelings of distance are from us not from God. Only you can keep you from God.
1 John 3:6 Explained: Only bathed in love from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, John can have us look at sin without the discouragement of condemnation.
The Christian life is an adventure because we are following a God that is creative in how He deals with us. Have you come to know this wonderful adventure?
…Although seasons in our lives when God is silent may be important in our spiritual growth, they can also be deeply disturbing. As a result we often attempt to solve the problem of God’s silence with simplistic explanations of complex situations, lopsided applications of Scripture and platitudes of premature comfort. We are afraid to simply wait with the mess of problems unresolved until God Himself unmistakably intervenes, as He did on Easter Sunday.
If you do not see God is good, you will not ask Him for things you care about. If you are afraid He will not come through, you will not persevere in prayer.