Max Lucado


American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher

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God's glory is the big news of the Bible, and my desire is that it would be all about me, but really it's all about God's glory.

Don't worry about having the right words; worry more about having the right heart. It's not eloquence he seeks, just honesty.

God is able to accomplish, provide, help, save, keep, subdue... He is able to do what you can't. He already has a plan. God's not bewildered. Go to Him.

God's mercies are new every morning. Receive them.

Even though you may not understand how God works, you know he does.

God is faithful even when his children are not.

Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart - poisoned as it is with pride and pain - and replacing it with his own.

Fear corrodes our confidence in God's goodness. We begin to wonder if love lives in heaven. If God can sleep in our storms, if his eyes stay shut when our eyes grow wide, if he permits storms after we got on his boat, does he care? Fear unleashes a swarm of doubts, anger-stirring doubts. Fear at its center, is a perceived loss of control.

God is God. He knows what he is doing. When you can?t trace his hand, trust his heart.

Grace is God?s best idea. Rather than tell us to change, he creates the change. Do we clean up so he can accept us? No, he accepts us and begins cleaning us up. Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart?poisoned as it is with pride and pain?and replacing it with his own. His dream isn?t just to get you into heaven, but to get heaven into you. What a difference this makes! Can?t forgive your enemy? Can?t face tomorrow? Can?t forgive your past?

Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers.

Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia.

God is not troubled by one who is conservative or liberal, and He certainly never inclines His ear toward a donkey or an elephant.

GRACE is the GIFT of God's Riches' the PEACE of God, The LOVE of God, The HOPE of God.

Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you're sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.

Fear never wrote a symphony or poem, negotiated a peace treaty, or cured a disease. Fear never pulled a family out of poverty or a country out of bigotry. Fear never saved a marriage or a business. Courage did that. Faith did that. People who refused to consult or cower to their timidities did that. But fear itself? Fear herds us into a prison and slams the doors. Wouldn?t it be great to walk out?

God leads us. God will do the right thing at the right time. And what a difference that makes.

He loves each one of us like there is only one of us to love (when God whispers your name).

Be a doer, not a stewer.

Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.

God loves us too much to indulge our every whim.

He promises a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball into the future.

Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? 'I'll take care of it in a moment.' Of course you don't! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.

Focus on giants - you stumble. Focus on God - Giants tumble.

God loves you right where you are but he doesn't want to leave you there.

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American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher