Do you ever need just a quick jolt of truth?
Like an espresso shot for the heart and soul that hits you right in the feelings and knowledge?
I do regularly, and I’ve recently been regularly blessed with truths that are beautiful… some tough, others as sweet as ice cream.
Here are just a few:
- Chocolate on rainy days is perfection.
- Repentance doesn’t completely involve me… in fact it almost barely involves me. My role? “Yes, Lord, I want you.” Boom. Jesus gets the rest and handles it with glory and epic style.
- Selfishness cheats you out of a worry-free existence.
- Pride steals true joy and opportunity from you.
- I don’t need riches or even the tiniest of homes… I am in desperate need of Christ… and I trust that all of these things will be added to my life as I pursue Jesus first.
- God is a good Father and He gives good gifts to His kids.
- You don’t marry your soul mate… your spouse BECOMES your soul mate.
- Marriage gets sweeter, which is the wildest reward for pursuing, pressing on, and remaining vulnerable.
- God answers prayers. Maybe not always in the way you want or expect (because He’s not a genie) but in the best ways.
- Where you invest your love, you invest your life.
- God calls us to reveal His relentless grace to the world, but our comfort zones often get in the way of that.
- Being a servant of God does not depend on your “readiness” or “ability” but really depends on your willingness and humility.
- If you don’t have peace, you are not going to stay put when the enemy advances. Peace gives you stability to stand your ground.
- Be anxious and tied up with worry for no thing… but bring every little thing to the Lord, giving thanks and letting Him know the requests of your heart. This is the cure for the anxiety the world is plagued with.
- Do what you can, and trust God with what you can’t.
- Laughter is essential.
- Goodness is where love and truth reside.
- Marriage is tremendously more than feelings… if it were based on mere feelings, most marriages would end in either divorce or murder.
- Greater is the One living inside of me than he who is living in the world.
- Be still and know.
- “Did God call me on account of my holy life? On account of my Pharisaical religion? On account of my prayers, fastings and works? Never. God did not call me on my blasphemies, persecutions or oppression. What prompted Him to call me? His grace alone.” – Martin Luther
- God honors and meets the needs of those who honor Him with what they’ve been given.
I hope these impact you the same way they’ve struck me.
And if not, dwell on this: You are ferociously loved.