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God's ways defy all logic.

God's ways are always different than we imagine.

  • God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
  • God grades on the cross, not the curve.
  • God loves everyone, but probably prefers "fruits of the Spirit" over "religious nuts.
  • God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
  • He who angers you, controls you.
  • If God is your co-pilot - swap seats.
  • Prayer: Don't give God instructions - just report for duty.
  • The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
  • The will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.
  • We don't change the message, the message changes us.
  • You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
  • The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.
  • God's ways are always the best ways.

    My take on the above:

    1. Feeling you have to measure up to a standard in order to be used by God is the world's thinking.  He'll take your mess then give you a message and send you on your way [your destiny], if you just ask!  1 Chronicles 4:10

    2. His grace covers our guilt.  Be faithufl in what He imparts to you.  Matthew 25:21

    3. Be humble.  Empty yourself of everything "flesh" and be like the bottom of a dry pond.  As with the rain, God's love will then be able to fill you up.  Matthew 6:2

    4. Ask yourself this.  Am I taking things into my own hands when life gets messy or am I trusting God?  In Him, there is safety.  Proverbs 29:25

    5. Live in peace with others and avoid angry people.  Pray for them instead of being their prey.  Proverbs 22:24

    6. Get rid of your agenda and stop wrestling with God.  Genesis 32:24-26

    7. Keep prayer simple.  Afterall, you're talking to God not reciting a dissertation.  Matthew 6:7

    8. Gain strength in struggles by using the power within you as a Believer - the Holy Spirit.  Trust and believe that you can do all things through Christ Jesus!  Philippians 4:13 

     9. No matter what you are facing ask that God's will be manifested in the situation.  His grace will cover you.  2 Corinthians 12:9

    10. Words are meaningless unless you make them meaningful.  Romans 12:2

    11. WHO'S YOUR DADDY? The Lord is your Rock and Salvation!  He is your Strong Tower and Defense! Your Shield!  Your Strength!  Your Fortress and Deliverer! If your faith can move a mountain why are you allowing mountains to move you?  Psalm 16:8

    12. When was the last time you gave up your child for a stranger? John 3:16

    God's ways are always the best ways.

    Is it logical that God would send a person who is seated in a wheelchair since childhood into the mission field in a Third World country?  Most people would say no but He does.  I have learned not to reason myself out of situations that I know God is leading me in even when, logically speaking, it makes no sense in the natural.  Allow God to lead you by the unction of the Holy Spirit and the Truth of His Word.

    GBY!  Barbara :) 


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