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If God wants us to wait for what is ultimately the better reward at His set time, or take a certain step at a particular moment, we must do so in faith, knowing that He holds the times and seasons in His hands and knowing that He has the best intentions towards us.
Be honorable beyond your capabilities for fortitude, be kinder than your temper allows: fail magnificently—for surely you will—but do anything but balk at the vocation to which God has called you.
God sacrifices himself for the forgiveness of our sins and offers us to partake in His own death through the gift of faith which He Himself provides that we may be a new creation in Christ Jesus.
God only counts as righteous those who believe they are not good and in any way deserving to be considered such.
If this is the fierce and unrelenting love that Jesus shows us, how much more are we to share the riches of this love!
Brothers and sisters, we do not know what we do not know—a reality that inhibits our ability to live in a manner worthy of the gospel. Our generation will fail in conquering new ground for Christ if we do not first reclaim our firm foundation.
We find complete consistency in the one true God. He is consistent when the rest of the world is not. “If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13).
The Lenten struggle and preparation is precisely the battle we must always fight, and in this sense, Lent is the most poignant expression of our existence.
God shattered my preconceptions through love, strengthened my heart with love, and renewed my soul in love.