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Never in the Oven Too Long - #6799
Right now, maybe all you know is it's really hot. Well, you have a guarantee from the Master Potter, "not beyond what you can bear." Oh, He might take you to the edge, but He'll never allow you to go over. God will let the heat make you stronger, but He'll never leave His masterpiece in the oven too long.
The Pregnant Pause - #6767
God has started His greater good, but right now it's just shaking up your world. Oh, He'll explain it. He'll fulfill it in the future. But now, in between, obey before you understand - like a boy jumping off a sled before his Dad told him why. Joseph discovered that the apparent disaster is actually clearing the way for a mighty work of God. You've just got to obey in the meantime.
How to Avoid a Spiritual Hernia - #6684
Don't get it backwards. You're not the vine producing the fruit. Jesus said, "I'm the vine. All you are is the branch."
Cleared For Takeoff - #6608
Avoid the heartache that comes from taking off without clearance from the flight controller of your life.
Why the Coach Schedules Triple Sessions
Stay in the ring. You're building experience and that's what gives hope in suffering. There's no way to develop this kind of strength, this kind of toughness, this kind of durability without suffering first. If the coach has scheduled a triple session for you right now, don't despair. Don't give up. Don't quit. Don't leave practice. Let suffering develop patience, let patience develop experience, let experience develop hope.
The "Yes," the "No," and the "Wait" - #6493
You'll one day thank your Father for the things He denied or the things He postponed for your good. Relax, let your Father drive. You'll love the destination.
Jumping Before You've Heard It All - #6482
How are you perceived by your mate, your children, your parents, your friends when it comes to listening? Maybe someone has basically stopped trying. But tell them you want another chance. It takes patience; it takes self-control to listen; not just to a person's words, but to their heart. It is, according to the Word of God, foolish not to listen before you speak.
Waiting for the Temperature to Change - #6311
Truth plus pressure equals life closed. I think it's hardest in parenting. You know you correct, or rebuke, or you encourage your child - nothing happens. They don't seem to be getting it. And out of fear we start to push, and nag, and attack. Like a good farmer, pray for patience and allow the truth seed time to win. It's amazing what a little space can do.
True Woman: When overlooking is a good thing . . .
There are many things we get hung up on that can be let go. When frustrated by an oversight or blunder, and when tempted to unload a criticism, first stop and ask yourself these questions.
True Woman: It’s Impossible to Be a True Woman!
“I can’t take this anymore!” How many times has your frustration level risen to the point that you truly believed you couldn’t handle one more thing?