Unanswered questions? Leave the “why’s?” with God.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his
commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
You are the artwork of God. It’s not over yet.
Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the
wheels . . . “Cannot I do with you as this potter?” saith the Lord.
Jeremiah 18.3, 6
Let the light of God shine forth from you today.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in
despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. . .
2 Corinthians 4.8, 9
If you find you’re not fishing for men, maybe you’re not following the
Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Failure breaks the soul. The face of Jesus restores it.
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, “Simon son of Jonas,
lovest thou me more than these?”
Failure comes as a risk of living. Successful people live with the risk.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to his purpose.
Failure is not final for those who walk by faith in God.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them
afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed
that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Focus not on the possibility of falling, but on the Person you’re
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he
walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
We don’t live in failure. We live by faith.
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in
faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded, that what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.
Romans 4.20, 21
Faith does not deny circumstances. Faith changes circumstances.
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace...Abraham...believed God, who
quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they
were. Romans 4.16, 17
Before promotion from God comes a lot of commotion from Satan.
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, wherefore God also hath
highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
Philippians 2.8, 9
We live on the promises of God, not on explanations from God.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of
God by us. 2 Corinthians 1.20
Jesus Christ has abolished death.
Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, ...according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world
began; but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1.9, 10
Burdens balance blessings.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made
perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12.9
Throw Satan off. Doubt the doubts he sends your way.
Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Three words changed history. “It is finished.”
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he
bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Public image. Private pain.
Jesus wept. John 11.35
Vote for Jesus with your feet.
His mother saith unto the servants, “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.”
Prefer example over experience as a teacher.
Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written
for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1 Corinthians 10.11
Tell the Accuser: “The blood of Jesus witnesses against you.”
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and
strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the
accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day
and night. Revelation 12.10
Tell the graves of destruction: “The power of Jesus' endless life
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power
of an endless life. Hebrews 7.16
The love of Christ compels me. The love of the Holy Spirit intrigues
me. The love of the Father assures me.
God is love. 1 John 4.8
Smile as you read the last chapter of the Book.
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall
be in it; and his servants shall serve him.
A CEO said, “People are responsible for themselves.”
Cain asked, “Am I my brother's keeper?”
And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know
not: Am I my brother's keeper?
It's God or guilt . . .His Presence or your prison.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall
be saved from wrath through him.
Romans 5.8, 9
Those in self-serving relationships demand that others sacrifice on
their altar lest their anger be aroused and they attack.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1 John 4.11
Those in self-serving relationships impose guilt on those failing to
meet “love's” demands and require “atonement” to restore others to
their “good graces.”
Love one another..1 John 4.11
Self-serving relationships are lying loves that destroy souls.
To sit as God is blasphemy.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is
good. Romans 12.9
Resist and be crushed. Relax and be carried.
O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
which holds our soul in life, and suffers not our feet to be moved.
Psalm 66.8, 9
Deal with sin with the gospel, for the gospel has already dealt with sin.
Giving thanks unto the Father...who hath delivered us from the power of
darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: in whom
we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1.13, 14