Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gritting My Teeth

We learn to be victorious by surrendering our lives to God, not by gritting our teeth and trying harder.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

God's Good Gifts

Every good action and every perfect gift is from God. —

Ever feel like you have nothing? Just look at the gifts [God] has given you:

He has sent his angels to care for you, his Holy Spirit to dwell in you, his church to encourage you, and his word to guide you…
Anytime you speak, he listens; make a request and he responds.
He will never let you be tempted too much or stumble too far.
Let a tear appear on your cheek, and he is there to wipe it.
Let a love sonnet appear on your lips, and he is there to hear it.
As much as you want to see him, he wants to see you more…

You have been chosen by Christ… He has claimed you as his beloved.
When Christ Comes - Max Lucado

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, all divine,
Dwell within this heart of mine;
Cast down every idol throne,
Reign supreme and reign alone. —Reed

The Christian’s heart is the Spirit’s home.