God let them know they missed their window. Now, instead of God helping them drive their enemies out, God is letting them become thorns in their sides.
I know few people who have mastered this virtue. Perhaps it takes hard work and focused intentionality. James says the man who resists temptation receives a crown of life.
How would life be if we’d just say “what is” without embellishing and super-spiritualizing? We need each other to just tell it as it is. All the dazzle added to simple truth just makes us tired and feel like we must not be spiritual because our lives are so common.
Mary watched, listened, and let the thoughts and feelings settle deep. She didn’t stop at shallow assumptions. She waited, sometimes painfully, as things unfolded.
Want the road map to success? Follow the Bible. That’s because God’s ways work.
Imagine presidential candidates confronting difficult problems head on and courageously leading people to great solutions.
When you’re worn out and feel like you just can’t go on, God whispers, Trust Me.
We can’t experience success without facing our failures. Pretense won’t hold up under pressure. God blesses those who realize their need of Him—not another person.
Some people campaign their way to the top. When they get there, they lack competence and cannot do their job. They use their position’s power to insulate their position. People around them secretly resent them. Their lives are very lonely.