Bit & Pieces, Odds & Ends – 10

When Jesus returned to heaven, what did He take back as souvenirs of His trip here? Five scars and the assurance He had done his Father’s will.

God’s voice is true and relevant whether He whispers (butterflies, gentle rain, a cat’s purr) or shouts (Niagara Falls, thunder, a hurricane). In all things He is saying “I created. I control. Trust me.”

If I refuse to tell others about God’s grace, if I refuse to share what I know about the grace I have received, then I have received it largely in vain.

As a Christian I take comfort in the fact that God always keeps his word. Can others take comfort from the fact that I will always keep mine?

My love for God is proven by my obedience (Mark 12:31). My love for others is proven by my service. Obey and Serve. It seems simple enough, but after sixty years of Christian life I still struggle to do both.

Every problem in my life is an opportunity for me to  allow God to solve that problem in a way that will glorify his name. Why is that so hard to remember?

The most valuable athlete, by word or action, says “Coach, I’m not as good as I want to be. Show me how to get better.” The most valuable employee says the same thing to his boss. The most valuable Christian says those words to God…and means them.

The degree to which I have become holy is indicated by the degree to which I am sharing God’s blessings.

I did not do anything to achieve my salvation but I must do everything in my power to exhibit it every day.

In 2 Corinthians 5:14 Paul said the love of God “compels” us. It compelled him to preach  the gospel. What specific day-by-day actions am I compelled to carry out because of His love?