"Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
… No one is too far for You to save a heart.
"I got a name change and that’s the strange thing, ‘Cause I was once stained but now I’m called saint."
It is amazing how much you can achieve if you do not care who gets the credit. – Rick Warren
You are only what you are when no one is looking – Abraham Lincoln
The ultimate test of faith is not how loudly you praise God in happy times but how deeply you trust him in dark times.- Rick Warren
If the whole world was blind, how many people would you impress? – Lauren DeMoss
You’ll always be as beautiful as your heart. No makeup or clothes can cover up a mean, gossiping woman. Ask God to create in you a clean heart.- Heather Lindsey
That the bible is full of murderers, cowards, adulterers, and mercenaries used to shock me. Now, it’s a source of great comfort. – Bono
It’s easy to put on a tux and say “I do.” It’s more difficult to love your wife as Christ loved the church for 50 years. – Mark Driscoll
The real measure of our wealth is how much we would be worth if we lost all our wealth.- Nicky Gumbel
I’m not a Christian because I’m strong and have it all together. I’m a Christian because I’m weak and admit I need a Savior. – Lecrae
A delay isn’t a denial. “Not yet” isn’t “No,” God often waits until YOU change before he changes your situation. – Rick Warren
You can’t be the right person for a future spouse until you are first the right person in Jesus. – Jarrid Wilson
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, I still possess. – Martin Luther
Sometimes the only difference between fear and courage is prayer – Lauren DeMoss
Perspective: Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they only determine where you start.- Bianca Olthoff
“Faith is not believing that God can, it’s knowing that He will”
To be immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy. To be living on handouts, yet enriching many. To have nothing and still have it all.
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18 MSG)"
We can be so quick to label and to box and to categorize each other. And the fact is ours is a world that is ruled by human judgment and human judgment is never going to be completely just, you know, it’s never going to be completely fair.
Because it will always be tainted by selfish desire, and the fact that our wisdom is limited. This is a world that is stained with injustice, and it’s everywhere. And I think we’re all guilty of it, you know? We’re all guilty of it."
The church was never designed to be a moral police force, or a political persuasion, nor a social club for Christians. The church is the people. A people broken but for the grace of God. A people lost but for the love of Christ. The body of Christ being mobilized for such a time as this. Rising up…