Prodigal: one who spends or gives lavishly and foolishly; one who has returned after an absence
Our stories of sensationalism don’t equip us to tell of God’s goodness. God’s sensational goodness equips us to go and tell. We were created and called to do just this. We ought to get real serious about finding the sensationalism in the pure saving of our souls… regardless of how it came to us.
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If we want to be used by God, we may have to die to the desire of being known by others. He’s made us for this, though.
Humility isn’t always a maturing of age but soul. Just as maturing in age doesn’t automatically make you humble neither does humility automatically come with age. “Not giving a care what others think” is freeing, I’m sure, but not necessarily humility.
Humility is knowing your full worth and value in Christ and knowing you can’t do one ounce of it without Him. There can be pure humility in one who acknowledges their God given gifts and their need for Christ in it. In fact, may I suggest, it’s time for the believer to rise up and stand firm then in what God has gifted us! (Ephesians 6)
I don’t want to be remembered by the tragedies and disastrous choices overcome but like the Samaritan woman- a woman who met Jesus never to be the same again. A true miracle.
The beauty of the miracle stories observed in the Scriptures are that they are a springboard to the miracle worker, Jesus. Not one of these stories soaks in the praise for themselvems. Lord help us!
The greatest story ever writen- the Bible. The good stories since- the ones that can’t get the reader to escape it. They must leave yours to know this Jesus.