Max Lucado Quotes.
God will use whatever he wants to display his glory. Heavens and stars. History and nations. People and problems.
The idea of a spiritual heart transplant is a vivid image to me; once you have the heart of somebody else inside you, then that heart is there. Jesus’ heart is inside me, and my heart is gone. So if God were to place a stethoscope against my chest, he would hear the heart of Jesus Christ beating.
A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
You know people just assume, ‘Well, all my life I’ll be a worrier.’ That doesn’t have to be true. There’s a way to drink from God’s presence so much that worry begins to dissipate.
Stay strong! Your test will become your test-imony, your mess will become your mess-age.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.
Worry is irrelevant. It alters nothing. When was the last time you solved a problem by worrying about it?
The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: ‘grace.’
Your goal is not to know every detail of the future. Your goal is to hold the hand of the One who does and never, ever let go.
If we think that this life is all there is to life, then there is no interpretation of our problems, our pain, not even of our privileges. But everything changes when we open up to the possibility that God’s story is really our story too.
My first encounters with faith came about the time I was a Boy Scout, at about 14 or 15. I made the logical deduction that they operate the same way; I treated my faith like earning a merit badge, and everything about Christianity was about earning merit badges.
Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.
I don’t believe our works save us, but I believe they follow us into heaven and bring glory to God.
When all of earth turns against you, all of heaven turns toward you.