If we’re to conquer the giants in our lives, we must not be dissuaded by the things we see and hear. 1 Sam 17:10, 45-47
“Claim God’s strength. His peace. His hope. His power. That comes through His Word. Reject spiritual poverty. Read your Bible.”- Anne Graham Lotz
Morning Scripture Thought:But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
– Matthew 7:26
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Peter 5:10 ESV
If we’re not looking up at God, we’re looking inward at ourselves and outward at each other. The result? Quarreling families. Restless leaders. Fence-building. No trespassing signs.
If we see only ourselves, our tombstones will have the same epitaph Paul used to describe enemies of Christ: “Their god is their own appetite, they glory in their shame, and this world is the limit of their horizon” (Philippians 3:19).
It’s why God came near. To be seen. It’s why those who saw Him were never the same. Christianity, in its purest form, is nothing more than seeing Jesus. And Christian service is nothing more than imitating Him whom we see. The Bible says, “Unless a man is born again, He cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
God came near. There is no truth more worthy of your time.
~ Max Lucado
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.
John 14:27 ASV