I wonder what percentage of people's temptations would dissipate if they lived in close connection with God and other healthy people. Maintaining freedom has a lot less to do with some sovereign act of God and a lot more to do with how he intends us to live.


Show me someone who will weep in the Presence for nations (or whatever it is God has laid on their heart) and I'll show you someone who will change the world.

Show me someone who doesn't have much time for God and what He cares about (making it an optional addition to an already full schedule) and I will show you someone who wonders why God is holding out on them.


When God works through us, it is far more pleasurable (and wise for our own relationship with God and for desiring future victories) to celebrate the victory with the One who gave the victory than to pat ourselves on the back.