If we don’t obey the basics, how can we expect to participate in the richer treasures of God?
There’s a wound in the human heart that isn’t self-healing producing anxiety, broken relationships, and damaged lives
You can put a Maserati emblem on a Ford, but you're still stuck with a Ford.
What is required for Jesus to work? It's not a popular idea nor an easy path.
Many people achieve great and mighty things by pushing the margins of their lives to near extinction. They may even look impressive with their achievements. Yet there’s little room for things that decorate humanity like peace, love, relationships and revelation.
No, no, we’re good people!
Persistence. It doesn't come naturally to everyone. But it's an asset everyone should develop. It often makes the difference between living and thriving!
But just because you’re not gifted, or it doesn't come naturally, doesn’t mean you can’t be encouraging. Encouragement can make or break your plans. Don't make excuses, get good at encouraging!
No one likes getting skunked. But once we embrace the fact that getting skunked is part of living, how we handle it becomes the real issue. When we learn or choose to respond rather than react, we allow for process to engage, not outburst. We can control stress rather than letting it control us.
Life is a lot like cooking bacon. Take time to understand the beauty of both!