Max Lucado


American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher

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You are not a coincidence, did not produce a lot of you are not your production on an assembly line, I have made ??you and give you the wisdom of the Creator and the capabilities of your situation on the ground.

Your difficulty, your disease, your conflict are preparing you to be a voice of encouragement to your brothers.

What causes us to think of prayer as the last option rather than the first? I can think of two reasons: feelings of independence and feelings of insignificance.

You are the only you God made... God made you and broke the mold.

What I urge is that you learn to master your life by living each day in a day-tight compartment and this will certainly ensure your safety throughout your entire journey of life.

You can endure change by pondering His permanence.

What is this love that endures decades, passes on sleep, and resists death to give one kiss? Call it agape love, a love that bears a semblance of God's.

You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be.

Though you see nothing, he is acting.

What we realize is number one, people want to know what the Bible says. In their heart, they want to know the Bible but it is just hard to understand the big picture of it. And number two, they want to know where they plug in.

You come before the judgment seat of God full of rebellion and mistakes. Because of his justice he cannot dismiss your sin, but because of his love he cannot dismiss you. So, in an act which stunned the heavens, he punished himself on the cross for your sins. God?s justice and love are equally honored. And you, God?s creation, are forgiven.

To ask God to prohibit war, then, is to ask him to prohibit the consequence of human behavior. Something he has never been wont to do. As long as there is sin there will be war.

What's the opposite of fear? Trust. I do better when I trust in God?and go for a short jog. He's in control of my life. Place your fear in God's hands and you'll find that you have greater peace each day.

You don't love people at their best, sweetheart. You just love them because you can't help it.

To call yourself a child of God is one thing. To be called a child of God by those who watch your life is another thing altogether.

When God gives an assignment, he also gives the skill. Study your skills, then, to reveal your assignment.

You have a God who loves you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you.

Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My friends will not question my word. And my family will not question my love.

When God looks at you, he doesn?t see you; he sees the One who surrounds you. That means that failure is not a concern for you. Your victory is secure.

You know people just assume, 'Well, all my life I'll be a worrier.' That doesn't have to be true. There's a way to drink from God's presence so much that worry begins to dissipate.

One of the greatest gifts we can give people is the hope that their death is nothing to fear - you know, not that it has no fear in it, but the promise of scripture is that God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death.

Sustaining grace promises not the absence of struggle but the presence of God.

The sinless One took on the face of a sinner so that we sinners could take on the face of a saint.

One of the things I discover a lot in marriage counseling is the husband or wife trying to get their spiritual thirst quenched by their partner; I think that's a real common mistake that we make.

Take a break from your problems. Face each day determined to dwell on the positives. Think about what you have to look forward to. Write a list and put it where you can see it. Try lending an ear to someone in need. Be especially kind to people with whom you have only one encounter: a waiter, a taxi driver, a store clerk. You may have only one chance to be kind. When you start living for others, it's pretty hard not to get over whatever's bothering you.

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American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher