The very idea of living for the glory of God appears to be many people’s idea of hell.
The most damnable and pernicious heresy that has ever plagued the mind of man was the idea that somehow he could make himself good enough to deserve to live with an all-holy God.
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are often too full to receive them.
Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.
We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
God hath made us for Himself.
The Scripture is both a glass to show your spots, and a laver to wash them away.
We can easily slide into becoming overly comfortable with God. We begin to slip. We trifle with him. We take him for granted. Our Father who art in heaven, yada, yada.
Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness (Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2016)
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is the great and only remedy for a ruined country.
We are all born serial sinners, sitting on death row awaiting eternal damnation.