Power doesn’t have to be murderous to be abusive. It is dangerous almost the moment it becomes self-serving. The scriptures, on the other hand, invite us to a self-emptying approach to power. What power we have, if we are to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, is meant to be put to use for the sake of others.
|We are called to be a light, and light goes to the dark places of the world and illuminates them. — Mike Cosper|
Source: Living with Power and Weakness – FaithGateway
John Eldredge shares about what it means to be fathered by God… “The life you’ve known as a man is not all there is. There is a Father ready to show us that path and help us follow it”
|The life you’ve known as a man is not all there is. There is another way. — John Eldredge|
Source: You Are Fathered by God – FaithGateway
What would it take for church to become known as a place where grace is “on tap”? How can we live as people who freely dispense grace as Jesus did?
|What would it take for church to become known as a place where grace is “on tap”? — Philip Yancey|
Source: Grace on Tap – FaithGateway
Read a heartfelt story about a couple going through relationship issues regarding unfaithfulness, and what grace has to do with it, excerpted from Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Grace.
|Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. — Romans 8:1|
Source: The Case for Grace: Through Adultery to Grace – FaithGateway
Since God transformed the lives of “ordinary” fishermen and turned them into powerful and effective missionaries for His glory, imagine what He can do for you. Go forth with excitement, in His power, and get ready to be exceptional today.
|God has a habit of using what the world views as ordinary to perform His greatest miracles. — Cara Whitney|
Source: The Extraordinary Ordinary – FaithGateway
God doesn’t make generic people; He makes something very distinct — a man or a woman. A masculine heart and a feminine heart, which in their own ways reflect or portray to the world God’s heart. Read more from Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.
|God doesn’t make generic people; He makes something very distinct — a man or a woman. — John Eldredge|
Source: Wild at Heart: No More Mr. Nice Guy – FaithGateway
Lee Strobel shares about experiencing the grace of God and sharing it with others.
|“Christianity is different, first, because of grace; second, because it’s testable; and third, because it paints a picture that matches the way the world is, in a way that other religions don’t.” — Lee Strobel|
Source: The Search for Grace: My father and My Father – FaithGateway
Women are warriors too. But we will only be victorious when we enter in with our feminine hearts — when we battle as women. Be a warrior. ~ Stasi Eldredge
|Redeemed women of God have tender, merciful hearts, backbones of steel, and hands that have been trained for battle. — Stasi Eldredge|
Source: Warrior Princesses – Stasi Eldredge – FaithGateway
The finest snippets of life are those in which laughter is at the core. Kate Merrick describes how she dealt with loss through laughter and self-awareness.
|God has been bringing my darkness into the light. — Kate Merrick|
Source: God’s Gift of Laughter – FaithGateway
For whatever reason, we find ourselves unable to serve as we did in the past, in ways that are meaningful to us.
|O Lord, You created me, and You know me better than I know myself. You also know the needs of all those around me. Whatever You want to do with me, I’m all in. — Devotions from the Mountains|
Source: Serving God: You’re Not Done – FaithGateway