God calls us to work.
He instructs us to rest.
But he also wants us and commands us to celebrate.
God had a plan when He created you. It may not be easy to believe you are called. It may not come naturally to believe He has a purpose for your life.
But He does.
And He knit it in you when you were still in your mother's womb.
It is impossible to covet someone else's life and keep God first.
The two are mutually exclusive.
Your greatest pain has the potential to become your greatest ministry.
If you place it in the hands of God.
The song Furious by Jeremy Riddle and Bethel Church as quickly become one of my go-to songs when I spend time with God. It’s such a powerful song.
God is proud of me.
And He continued to speak that word to me throughout this weekend.
Restoration is hard.
But in the end, it's always worth it.
Do the hard work. Pull out the junk. Apologize. Mend the broken heart. Make things better.
You may not enjoy the process, but when restoration is complete, you'll be glad you did.
The idea behind this challenge is simple: come up with goals in 52 day chunks.
Focus on the goals you made during those 52 days. Give them your all. When the 52 days are over, keep the goals you like, adjust the ones you don't, and come up with new goals for the next 52 days.
We can't earn His favor.
We can't manipulate a response out of God He doesn't want to make.
We can't play some formula that guarantees God will pour out His favor.
But when we pursue Him, when we give Him our all, when we place God as our first love, it causes favor to come forth.