William Carey once said, “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” All too often, we are doing one or the other, but not both simultaneously. Why is this?
If you were granted one wish, what would you choose to ask for?
How do you hit a fastball going more than ninety miles per hour? You don’t. You can’t. It is impossible. At least, that’s what the scientists say…
If you were the officer, who would you listen to, the captain or the convict?
I think I would have been one of the ones who had a little trouble with the manna gathering. Most of the people of Israel did quite well at gathering up each day just what they needed for that day. But some of the Israelites tried to gather up extra. I don’t blame them.
The situations and circumstances in our life are not evidence of God’s favor and blessing. It is the way he enables us to respond to those situations and circumstances of life that demonstrate His hand on us.
No matter where we are in our walk in life, there are promises of God we can hang our hat on that are as good as gold.
It wouldn’t be worthy of respect if I could kick the dog without fear of retaliation. In the same way, when we do evil or dishonor God, of course there will be consequences. The power and goodness of God demand it. By definition, we should and do have a fear, a healthy reverence of God.
It hurts to be shot in the heart by those we love and trust. Sometimes it is their fault (betrayal), sometimes it is ours (their reaction to the same), and sometimes it is just the circumstances of life or its ending that is shooting us in the heart.
If God calls me to something that is destined to fail, would I do it anyways?