We have access to the same power that raised Jesus from the dead! Why not try for something bigger than it appears possible to do or become?
I also get a lot of my advice from well-known teachers, like Andy Stanley, Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, and there the men and women I personally know—people whose track records have proven successful. Even then, I’m careful to embrace the areas where they have been successful. As Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.”
Wake up from your sleep, climb out of your coffins; christ will show you the light! (Ephesians 5: 15)
It makes me strong like a well-nourished tree. As a result of God’s teachings, I produce fruit that surprises even me. As I apply God’s principles to all that I do, everything succeeds. And God is glorified.
If we can’t ask God to bless what we’re doing, then we’d better start doing something else. God doesn’t want us to waste our lives. We just need to ask. And ask specifically.
God has equipped me with what I need to face the challenges; I only need to trust him.
When we are alone in prayer, we can drop all our outer shells. We can’t bring wealth, fame, or power into God’s presence. In fact, we lay aside all our baggage and come to God just as we are.
The godly are directed by honesty; the wicked fall beneath their load of sin. (Proverbs 11:5) Honesty is like helium balloons tied to my backpack, lightening the load. Dishonesty is like adding bricks to my backpack. Maybe that’s why some people are so exhausted at the end of the day. Be honest, travel light. Phillip Cohen