Longing for my home...

"The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made."

0 notes

“The reason the world is not seeing Jesus is that Christian people are not filled with Jesus. They are satisfied with attending meetings weekly, reading the Bible occasionally, and praying sometimes. … It is an awful thing for me to see people who profess to be Christians lifeless, powerless, and in a place where their lives are so parallel to unbelievers’ lives that it is difficult to tell which place they are in, whether in the flesh or in the Spirit.” -Smith W.

Filed under smith wigglesworth world Jesus life flesh spirit

3,583 notes

To think you can love God without being changed by Him, is to think you can jump into the ocean and not get wet. To really love Him, you must understand that your life is going to be wrecked by Him, and built again into something beautiful, something lasting.
T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and the Gospel (via tblaberge)

(via burning-ones-arise)

Filed under lagerge God love change life quote

1 note

"God’s love is a transforming love. It meets us right where we are at, but when we receive this love it always takes us where we should be going. The love of God that saves my soul will also change my life."

Filed under God love transformation soul

1 note

"When was the last time you found yourself completely overwhelmed? Perhaps an employer demanded far more from you than your time allowed you to deliver. Perhaps you grossly underestimated the level of commitment for a project you assumed. Perhaps tragedy struck your life, depleting you emotionally and physically. In reality, most of us, if not all, have felt out of control and drowning in the overflowing waters of life’s demands. 

Daniel faced the fury of a tyrannical king who delivered an impossible demand. What was the penalty for not meeting the demands? Death! The second chapter of Daniel records the event: “Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him”. The king was shaken by his nightmares. He summoned his counsel, demanding that they tell him what his dreams were and their interpretation. How were the king’s counselors supposed to know his dreams and their interpretation unless he first revealed what the dreams were? It was an impossible task. And Daniel was one of the king’s counselors. 

Put yourself in Daniel’s position. How would you respond? How would I respond? Daniel shows us a better course. Take some time and read Daniel 2. It records the entire event. After learning of the king’s demand, Daniel gathered with his friends. He led them in a time of fervent and faithful prayer. He sought the God who has perfect wisdom and all knowledge. It seems that his supplication continued for days.

Daniel prayed. He continued in prayer until God answered. Remember that God is sovereign over every event. Remember that our impossibilities are God’s opportunities to demonstrate His power through you and me. Remember that God can and will do “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think” (Eph 3:20 ESV)! The challenge is to live with vertical sight. When we look up we may only see the vast skies, but we know their Creator. When God looks down He sees and knows all things. He sees our present overwhelmed state and the future outcome. We can trust Him completely. 

God revealed to Daniel both the king’s dreams and their interpretation. Even more, God demonstrated His glory through the entire trial. Daniel glorified God in the presence of the king. The king elevated Daniel to an even greater position of prominence, where he was faithful to pray and live as a beacon of truth and hope to an otherwise deceived and hopeless empire. How will God use us as we are faithful to fervently pray? Let’s persevere in prayer. Let’s abide in God’s peace, having confidence that He knows all things and has all power to move through the demands of this life.”

Filed under daniel prayer Jesus trials faith