If we will only give up, God will surrender Himself to embrace all those around us and will meet their needs, which were created by our surrender.
If we do not apply our beliefs about God to the issues of everyday life, the vision God has given us will never be fulfilled.
Before God’s message can liberate other people, His liberation must first be real in you.
In spite of the fact that we know who Jesus is, He asks, “Do you also want to go away?” We must continually maintain an adventurous attitude toward Him, despite any potential personal risk.
When people really see themselves as the Lord sees them, it is not the terribly offensive sins of the flesh that shock them, but the awful nature of the pride of their own hearts opposing Jesus Christ. When they see themselves in the light of the Lord, the shame, horror, and desperate conviction hit home for them.
The undiminished radiance, which is the result of abundant joy, is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can change.
The thing that really testifies for God and for the people of God in the long run is steady perseverance, even when the work cannot be seen by others. And the only way to live an undefeated life is to live looking to God.
If you have received a ministry from the Lord Jesus, you will know that the need is not the same as the call — the need is the opportunity to exercise the call. The call is to be faithful to the ministry you received when you were in true fellowship with Him.