“What is it to serve God and to do His will? Nothing else than to show mercy to our neighbor. For it is our neighbor who needs our service; God in heaven needs it not.”
We need to stop shaping Jesus in some misguided effort to make Him appealing. Jesus doesn’t need to be like us; we need to be like Him.
Probably we experience one of the most trying means by which God accomplishes His purpose in our lives when we are forced to sit still. When our hearts yearn to do something for Him, or when we would like to be active and out in the world witnessing, then the Lord places us in a position of inactivity and causes us to learn the lesson of quietness and stillness. That, I believe, is one of the greatest tests of a Christian’s faith. God wants to strengthen our faith, and only exercise can give strength. The faith which is not exercised is a faith that will not grow; a faith never tried will never be strong.
“Those who keep speaking about the sun while walking under a cloudy sky are messengers of hope, the true saints of our day.” — Henri Nouwen
“We should dedicate ourselves to becoming in this life the most perfect worshippers of God we can possibly be, as we hope to be through all eternity.”
“The great thing, and the only thing, is to adore and praise God.”
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“Voting is a matter of stewardship under God, yet many millions of God’s people throughout America are not even registered to vote. How can we as Christian Citizens expect God to restore righteous leadership through us, unless we are willing to take a few minutes to register? Only as a registered voter will you be in a position to help elect godly officials.”
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
Nothing is impossible with God. NOTHING. Not even that thing.
Your thing. The One Thing that seems to defy all attempts to defeat it, restore it, heal it, change it, overcome it, undo it, or just to get through it. Your God cares and He is a God who CAN. Believe it. Experience it. God is Able.
When you carry out acts of kindness, you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, “Yes, this is how I ought to feel.”