“There comes a time to get your own Bible out & shout to the rest of the world at the top of your lungs, ‘Everybody who’s not Jesus shut up.’ ” Hebrews 12:2, Mark 10:27, Luke 18:27
“The thing about playing it safe is that it’s just, well, playing. And the devil ain’t playing. Quit hiding. You were meant to be mighty.” Ephesians 6 is blatant. There is nothing wussy about being a Christian. If we believe John 10:10 is true, this should change our life, our focus, our reality.
“My deep hope for the church is that many of us will now go into recovery & break our fierce addiction to the vitriol we’ve used like Vicodin.” wisdom (Proberbs 2:6) and rest (Isaiah 30:15) are from God. We are a people wildly distracted from his truth, and our arrogance breathes the lie that “maybe this isn’t completely true”…enter in doubt that God alone is all we need.
“Never think for a moment wrestling with God is not a form of intimacy. You can fight without one on one contact but wrestling requires touch” look at Jacob’s wrestle with God, in Genesis 32, and see what intimacy came from it for Jacob.
“You cannot fix people. You cannot force them to do what you think is right. Give it up at least for today. Let Jesus run His own world.” the arrogance that is mine, likes to think other wise. Jeremiah 24:7
Go to Jesus,