By Max Lucado
Meditations in accordance with the Gospel of John that decision for us to belief God in tough instances. the writer of existence : the God who dreamed -- The hound of Heaven : the God who pursues -- Come and notice : the God who got here -- Miracle in the dead of night : the God of excellent timing -- the key of forgiveness : the God of significant grace -- The bread of existence : the God who feeds my soul -- For longer than ceaselessly : the God who loves boldly -- classes from the backyard: the God who reclaims the sacred -- What to do with birthdays : the God of grave victories -- song for the dance : the God who sends the track -- a distinct type of hero : the God who understands your identify -- Held through his palms : the God who will not allow you to fall -- A Cinderella tale : the God who gave his attractiveness away -- The undesirable information preacher : the God of obdurate religion -- the ultimate witness : the God who proves his element -- within out : born as soon as or born two times? -- The yay-yuck guy : the crowds or the Christ -- Calamities of the typical scale : fear or belief? -- your house in God's band : at paintings or at odds? -- Extravagant love : earn it or obtain it? -- God's fondest dream : department or cohesion -- God's been identified to niggle : do you belief him or cuss him How some distance do you need God to head in getting your consciousness? do not solution too quick. What if God moved you to a different land? (As He did Abraham.) What if He referred to as you out of retirement? (Remember Moses?) How concerning the voice of an angel or the bowel of a fish (Gideon and Jonah.) God does what it takes to get our cognizance. that is the message of this e-book: the relentless pursuit of God
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She knows a newborn is helpless, weak. She knows babies don’t ask to come into this world. And God knows we didn’t either. We are his idea. We are his. His face. His eyes. His hands. His touch. We are him. Look deeply into the face of every human being on earth, and you will see his likeness. Though some appear to be distant relatives, they are not. God has no cousins, only children. We are, incredibly, the body of Christ. And though we may not act like our Father, there is no greater truth than this: We are his.
His goal is to make you his. His goal is not to get you what you want; it is to get you what you need. And if that means a jolt or two to get you in your seat, then be jolted. Earthly discomfort is a glad swap for heavenly peace. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble, but be brave! I have defeated the world” (John 16:33). How could he speak with such authority? What gave him the right to take command? Simple. He, like the pilot, knows what we don’t, and he can see what we can’t. What did the pilot know?
But he doesn’t speak. He removes his robe and takes the servant’s wrap off of the wall. Taking the pitcher, he pours the water into the basin. He kneels before them with the basin and sponge and begins to wash. The towel that covers his waist is also the towel that dries their feet. It’s not right. Isn’t it enough that these hands will be pierced in the morning? Must they scrub grime tonight? And the disciples ... do they deserve to have their feet washed? Their affections have waned; their loyalties have wavered.
A gentle thunder : hearing God through the storm by Max Lucado