“What do people mean when they say “God’s not through with me yet?” Is it a confession or a brag? That depends. But is God ever really through with us or have we told Him ‘that’s enough, I don’t want to go any further?’”
It’s true that we can do all things through Christ who empowers us. That isn’t a blank check, however, to pursue things how we see fit – even if they’re good things. We can do all things through Christ *that He gives us to do.* He leads, we follow.
Daniel carried himself with such an excellent spirit that the only thing his enemies could attack him about was His devotion to God. He boldly hid behind and was consumed by the image of God, living above accusation and corruption at all costs.
Pride is wanting something other than, more than, less than God would have and desire for us. Humility, however, is a willingness to be known for who we are and for what we want God wants for us – no more, no less. Our desires and pursuits should match the Father’s heart for us in any particular si
As Christians, we all have difficult seasons in our lives where things don’t seem to ever be working out. We know God hears us but we’re still struggling. You may be in a pruning season. What is it and how do we know?
To follow Jesus means to yield our lives, and our perceptions of it, wholly to Him. When we say our life is not our own, it means that we’re giving God a full “yes.” It means that we’re giving Him our best gift — us.
Life can look so much different from the outside vs. being in it. God rarely gives spoiler alerts, but instead, He says “follow me”. He’s not just God of the beginning and end, He’s God of the middle details too. God not only knows what will happen but He also determines what will be.