“The Church isn’t a cruise ship on its way to heaven. It is a battleship stationed at the gates of hell.”
Modern day idolatry is not overt but extremely subtle. It is the moment after the joy of receiving good gifts from God when we delight more richly in the gift than in the giver. That is when we turn gifts into counterfeit gods in our lives.
I think there are two kind of people in the world; those who fall in love and those who grow in love. Those who fall in love are often seen as foolish but happy, those who grow in love seen as stuffy but contented. In the end, does it matter which one you are when the end destination remains the same: love? God never asks is to fall in love with Him, He simply asked us to love Him however we arrive there.
I have fallen in love with my savior, and I have grown in deep love for my Lord. “now these three remain faith, hope, ad love; and the greatest of these is love.”
I am utterly convinced that the two major weapons with divine power in our warfare are the Word of God and Spirit empowered prayer -Beth Moore
“for reasons mind boggling to me and known only to Him, God has called me to teach, perhaps because I have so much to learn.” (Beth Moore)