Tuesday, July 28, 2009

God loves you.

     I've been rereading something I wrote a few years ago and wanted to share it with you.  It comes from my book, "The Cure."  Concerning the truth that God loves me....

     The effect of the simple yet profound truth that God loves me is huge.  Within the confidence of his love, there is no need for worry.  I no longer need to impress anyone.  There is no need for despair over my circumstances.  If I am sure that God loves me, I am confident he will work and keep working on my behalf.  

     I can pray with assurance, preach with confidence, smile with sincerity, obey without concern for my own welfare, follow faithfully in the presence of trial or darkness, and share generously.  When I know God's love, I can be strong against temptation, stand unmoving in the midst of persecution, and remain unafraid in the presence of danger.  When I understand love, I'm free from the bondage of the past, the anxiety of the present, and fear of the future.

     If you understand God's love for you, really understand it, you will change the world!

Friday, July 10, 2009

A challenge by Francis Chan