“Forgiveness means to give up our resentment for the omission or commission of something that hurts us. Forgiveness grants relief to the person who “owes” us for what they have done to us or allowed to happen to us. In its most complete form, true forgiveness means we cease to feel resentment against the person who inflected the pain.”– Carol Kent, A New Kind Od Normal (2007)
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Are You Always Negative?
“I have yet to find that God ever uses a man who is all the time looking on the dark side, and talking about the obstacles and looking at them, and who is discouraged and cast down.”– D. L. Moody, The Faithful Saying (1877)
God’s Grace Is Not Earned
“God’s grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but to those who admit their failure to preform and who acknowledge their need for a Savior.”– Timothy Keller, The Reason For God (2008)
Get Your Knees Dirty–Pray!
“Remember, the shortest distance between the problem and the solution is the distance between our knees and the floor.”– Dr. Charles Stanley, Handle With Prayer (1987)
“To claim there are absolute truths about right and wrong is viewed as being intolerant, bigoted or judgmental–the three ‘sins’ of our postmodern secular culture.”– Fritz Ridenour, So What’s The Difference? (1967)
Renew Yourself In The Lord
“There’s nothing better than being ‘scrubbed clean’ by taking on the person of Christ. By being in His word, lifting up praise and worship to His name, and making determined designs to live as children of the light, we become renewed.”– Eva Marie Everson, Oasis (2007)
Did You Lie Today?
The society we live in sets us up to excuse white lies. All you have to do is read the billboards on the highway and watch the commercials on the television; easily half of them include white lies. Sure, there is probably a grain of truth in them, but sometimes it’s a pretty small grain!”– Dan Seaborn, 26 Words That Will Improve The Way You Do Family, (2002)
America Wants Revival In God
“Revival normally begins among God’s people, but before long, like water surging through a broken levee, revival overflows and spills into or society.”– Pat Robertson, Six Steps In Spiritual Revival (2002)
Christians, Pray For America–April 30, 2023
It was 160 years ago, as the turbulence of the Civil War was destroying American cities, separating family units, breaking the economy, and positioning church against church, President Abraham Lincoln issued the second of three proclamations for our country per request of the United States Senate.
The proclamation was for a Day Of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer, scheduled for April 30, 1863.Continue reading
Do You Reflect Christ?
“When people see how courageous and optimistic you are during your troubled times, they will be drawn to Christ.”– Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler, Beyond Belief To Conviction (2002)