Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.
One mistake does not have to rule a person's entire life.
Complain and remain. Praise and be raised.
Is there any real purpose in being alive if all we are going to do is get up every day and live only for ourselves? Live your life to help others. Give & live selflessly.
Don't ever be discouraged with yourself because you have not arrived at success, but instead be pleased that you are pressing toward it.
Sometimes new opportunity means new opposition. Not everything God asks us to do will be comfortable.
Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have
Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential.
Fear tries to get us to give up but faith takes us all the way through to victory
It is not about doing what we feel like. It is about doing what God says.
You can have Jesus in your spirit and have an outrageous mess in your soul, and if you don't know what that's called, it's called religion.
Lack of knowledge causes fear, and knowledge removes it.
Early on in my life, I had a broken soul. I was abused by my father, abandoned by my mother and ended up in a destructive first marriage. By the time I was 23, I was broken in my soul. I didn't know how to think right. I felt wrong about everything. But God stepped into my life, and I came out on the other side and didn't even smell like smoke.
Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you're able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something... it's about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.
Even though God loves us, we still have a problem: sin. It's important for us to learn how to confront sin and overcome it, because while God loves sinners, He hates sin. And He hates it because of what it does to us and how it keeps us from the abundant life Jesus died to give us.
Jesus paid a tremendous price for us so we could have abundant life. He willingly took all of our sin on Himself and gave His life on the cross so we could be forgiven and have new life in Him.
I was in my late thirties when my eyes were opened to truth in God's Word that showed me I wasn't living the abundant life Jesus died for me to have. I had a very negative mindset and was miserable most of the time because of the abuse I had experienced throughout my childhood.
It's true my father abused me and didn't love and protect me the way he should have, and at times it seemed no one would ever help me and it would never end. But God always had a plan for my life, and He has redeemed me.
Do you know something? The minute that blood sacrifice was accepted, Jesus was the first human being that was ever born again. Now that was real - it happened when he was in Hell.