Christians of Coppell

"If you’re suffering right now, you don’t have to pretend it’s all good. You don’t have to add, ‘But praise God.’ When Jesus was hours from crucifixion, he didn’t sing in the garden or act hyper-spiritual. He was sweating blood. He asked the Father for a way out. But Jesus ultimately went to that cross with joy: not a shallow consolation that knows no pain, but a joy deepened by sorrow and recognizing the hurt of humanity. God is always trying to make you more human and not less. You can cry out in agony. In that honesty, God is establishing great character in you. Such a Christian is both happier and sadder at the same time, because they long for a better home and already have one."

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Have you experienced destruction in your past? God wants to completely restore you. He wants to make you strong, firm and steadfast—He wants to make you better than before!
Sometimes, when you are in the midst of difficulty, you can’t quite see the restoration God has prepared. You can’t quite see how He can turn it around for your good. But that’s when you have to take a step of faith and trust that He is the God of restoration, and He is working behind the scenes on your behalf!
"But it was Jesus who taught me there was nothing I could really lose if I had Him. He taught me to be palms up, just like He was. Palms up means you have nothing to hide and nothing to gain or lose. Palms up means you are strong enough to be vulnerable, even with your enemies. Even when you have been tremendously wronged. Jesus was palms up, to the end."
Bob Goff, Love Does (via godmoves)

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"It’s a beautiful reality that Christ not only loves us, but He also shares in our pain and our joy, He is a God who lives life with us."
T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace and the Gospel (via godmoves)

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"'What is Christianity?' Undoubtedly half will respond, 'A relationship with Jesus.'

That is wrong. The gospel cannot be merely a private transaction. God didn’t break through history, through time and space, to come as a baby, be incarnated, and suffer on the cross just so you can come to him and say, ‘Oh, I accept Jesus and now I can live happily ever after.’ That’s not why he came…. Jesus came as a radical to turn the world upside down. When we believe it is just about Jesus and yourself, we miss the whole point."
Chuck Colson, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity…And Why it Matters, p. 87 (via theringofwords)
"You never outgrow your need to preach to yourself the gospel."

John Piper  (via littlethingsaboutgod)

Learning this bad

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Job 5:9

1 Timothy 1:15