“God seems to take pleasure in subverting the hierarchies of the world. In God’s economy, servants are the leaders, the meek inherit the earth, the poor are blessed, enemies are loved, the humble are exalted, the foolish things shame the wise, those who seek their lives lose them, and those who finish last hoist the first place trophy. You get the picture.”~ Drew Dyck
“If the Bible and history have taught us anything, it’s that God is notoriously uncooperative at our attempts at controlling Him. We want to contain Him, institutionalize Him, and systematize Him so that we can ultimately understand, predict, and control Him. So, when the Lord does something unexpected, when He complicates our life or our world, it’s a reminder that control is an illusion. We
“There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being involved in your local church...but God didn’t create the universe and then retire into full-time churchwork. God is not just interested in being Lord of the church...He’s interested in being Lord of all things. And the way that happens is that as we bring everything in our lives under Christ’s authority, He begins to reign over those things. So,
“Often, it's not one great, dramatic thing that God asks us to do, but hundreds of little everyday things. If we want to be used by Him, if we're ready to be used and aren't all tangled up with your own plans and projects, then He'll show us the work He has for us.” ~ Lynn Austin
I’ve asked God that question a lot lately.
"The fact that God gives us the freedom to make choices doesn't diminish His sovereignty or authority. God, in His sovereignty, didn't ordain which choices you would make, but rather ordained that you would be free to make them. Anyone who is not sovereign would be afraid to do this." ~ A.W. Tozer
Be careful when taking sides...
Disbelief...horror...anger...outrage...frustration...fear...heartbreak... I really can't fully capture all of the emotions I felt when I saw video footage of Alton Sterling's brutal and senseless death. I was equally overwhelmed by the many thoughts that ran through my head, all seemingly at the same time: Not again...WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL HIM?!! He's wasn't a threat to you!!! Is this cop going to get off too?!!