If you refuse to give thanks in every situation, you are virtually saying that you know better than God how to run the universe. By giving thanks when we don’t feel like it, we are proclaiming that God’s wisdom is greater than ours.
Jesus taught us to pro-actively return good to those who have done us evil. For most of us, it will be all we can do not to smack someone in the face. To turn the other cheek is a truly supernatural act.
“God doesn’t love some future version of you. He loves you now.” Matt Chandler
Sometimes people say, “I lost my temper.” But you didn’t lose your temper; you found it! Some of us need to lose our temper and never find it again.
“This triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.” G. K. Chesterton
“He who believes in the gospel must become weak and foolish before men, so that he may be strong and wise in the power and wisdom of God.” Martin Luther
“Lord, put me in over my head.” Charlie Riggs
The best way to discover God’s will for the future is to do what you know to be the will of God right now.
“If you want to be a leader, you’re going to end up frustrated in life, because very few people want to be led. But if you aim to be a servant, you’ll never be disappointed.” Frank Warren
The problem with the world is not the world. The problem with the world is the church.
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