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Max Lucado
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May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life. Max Lucado

When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most now? Max Lucado

Don't measure the size of the mountain; talk to the One who can move it. Max Lucado

Changing directions in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is. Max Lucado

You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done - but simply because you are. Max Lucado

Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world. Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world. Max Lucado

What if you woke up this morning and had only the things you thanked God for yesterday? Max Lucado

The same hand that stilled the seas stills your guilt. The same hand that cleansed the Temple cleanses your heart. The hand is the hand of God. The nail is the nail of God. And as the hands of Jesus opened for the nail, the doors of heaven opened for you. Max Lucado

God's blessings are dispensed according to the riches of his grace, not according to the depth of our faith. Max Lucado

Scot McKnight stirs the treasures of our Lord's life in an engaging fashion. He did so with The Jesus Creed, and does so again with 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed. Make sure this new guide for living is on your shelf. Max Lucado

Baptism is bowing before the Father and letting him do his work. Max Lucado

When words are most empty, tears are most apt. Max Lucado

God gives us people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use. Max Lucado

Apple trees bear apples, wheat stalks produce wheat, and forgiven people forgive people. Max Lucado

You are heaven's Halley's comet; we have one shot at seeing you shine. Max Lucado

The Bible is the story of two gardens. Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. Max Lucado

We will never be cleansed until we confess we are dirty. And we will never be able to wash the feet of those who have hurt us until we allow Jesus, the one we have hurt, to wash ours. Max Lucado

If you're looking for a place with no change, try a soda machine. Max Lucado

Where we might think of sin as slip-ups or missteps, God views sin as a godless attitude that leads to godless action. Max Lucado

You can climb too high for your own good. Linger too long at high altitudes and your hearing dulls and your eyesight dims. Max Lucado

In a sense we're all children of God - Jesus is called the one and only Son. Monogeneo is the word, God's only "genetic" child. He bears the very essence of God. What we say about God we say about Jesus. So the promise rises and falls on the identity of Jesus. Max Lucado

If you concern yourself with your neighbor's talents, you"ll neglect your own. But if you concern yourself with yours, you could inspire both! Max Lucado

Whether or not storms come, we can not choose. But where we stare during a storm, that we can. Max Lucado

My first encounters with faith came about the time I was a Boy Scout, at about 14 or 15. I made the logical deduction that they operate the same way; I treated my faith like earning a merit badge, and everything about Christianity was about earning merit badges. Max Lucado

The next time you find yourself alone in a dark alley facing the undeniables of life, don't cover them with a blanket, or ignore them with a nervous grin. Don't turn up the TV and pretend they aren't there. Instead, stand still, whisper his name, and listen. He is nearer than you think. Max Lucado

Honesty and vulnerability endear us to people; they don't endanger us in our relationship. Max Lucado

The Bible teaches us that God does not cause pain, but that He uses pain and evil to advance His cause and shape His servants. Max Lucado

When we're in the middle of a difficult time, we have to speak against that lie that says, "God is not here." We have to draw near to God. Max Lucado

God loves us too much to indulge our every whim. Max Lucado

God loves people just the way they are, but He loves them too much to leave them that way! Max Lucado

Sin is not an unfortunate slip or a regrettable act; it is a posture of defiance against a holy God. Max Lucado

God answers the mess of life with one word: Grace. Max Lucado

Of all the things you must earn in life, God's unending affection is not one of them. You have it. Max Lucado

God's love never ceases. Never. Though we spurn him. Ignore him. Reject him. Despise him. Disobey him. He will not change. Our evil cannot diminish his love. Our goodness cannot increase it. Our faith does not earn it any more than our stupidity jeopardizes it. God doesn't love us less if we fail or more if we succeed. God's love never ceases. Max Lucado

When we put someone in our jail cell of hatred, we are stuck guarding the door. Max Lucado

When you keep the porch light on for the prodigal child, you do what God does every single moment. Max Lucado

?Mark it down: God loves you with an unearthly love. You can't win it by being winsome. You can't lose it by being a loser. But you can be blind enough to resist it Max Lucado

You will be at your best forever, Even now you have good moments. Occasional glimpses of your heavenly self. When you change your baby's diaper, forgive your boss's temper, tolerate your spouse's moodiness, you display traces of saintliness. Max Lucado

It's God's job to run the world. Sometimes we accomplish more by doing less. Max Lucado

Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional. Max Lucado

Worry is to joy what a Hoover vacuum cleaner is to dirt: might as well attach your heart to a happiness-sucker and flip the switch. Max Lucado

You can endure change by pondering His permanence. Max Lucado

Write today's worries in sand. Chisel yesterday's victories in stone. Max Lucado

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. Max Lucado

Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace... & nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy Max Lucado

Our Savior kneels down and gazes upon the darkest acts of our lives. But rather than recoil in horror, he reaches out in kindness and says, "I can clean that if you want." And from the basin of his grace, he scoops a palm full of mercy and washes away our sin. Max Lucado

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference. Max Lucado

Our belief in God is not blind faith. Belief is having a firm conviction something is true, not hoping it's true. Max Lucado

Greed is not defined by what something costs; it is measured by what it costs you. If anything costs you your faith or your family, the price is too high. Such is the point Jesus makes in the parable of the portfolio. Max Lucado

Though we may not be able to see His purpose or His plan, the Lord of heaven is on His throne and in firm control of the universe and our lives. Max Lucado

Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart. Max Lucado

As long as you hate your enemy, a jail door is closed and a prisoner is taken. But when you try to understand and release your foe from your hatred, then the prisoner is released and that prisoner is you. Max Lucado

When a Christian stops growing, help is needed. If you are the same Christian you were a few months ago, be careful. Max Lucado

Our kids were God's kids first... We tend to forget this fact, regarding our children as "our" children, as though we have the final say in their health and welfare. We don't. All people are God's people, including the small people who sit at our tables. Max Lucado

God is not a miser with his grace. Your cup may be low in cash or clout, but it is overflowing with mercy. Max Lucado

First, God does not send people to hell. He simply honors their choice. Hell is the ultimate expression of God's high regard for the dignity of man. He has never forced us to choose Him, even when that means we would choose Hell. Max Lucado

When it comes to Christ, you've got to do the same. Call him crazy, or crown him as king. Dismiss him as a fraud, or declare him to be God. Walk away from him, or bow before him, but don't play games with him. Max Lucado

Others have promised and failed. But God has promised and succeeded. He loves you with an unfailing love. Max Lucado

I choose faithfulness...Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that they father will not come home. Max Lucado

Be patient. God is using today's difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow. He is equipping you. The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit. Max Lucado

Worry is irrelevant. It alters nothing. When was the last time you solved a problem by worrying about it? Max Lucado

Refusing to forgive is like ingesting a lethal dose of poison and hoping it kills my enemy. Max Lucado

The duty of the branch is to cling to the vine. Max Lucado

Gratitude is a dialysis of sorts... it flushes the self-pity out of our systems. Max Lucado

When you're full of yourself, God can't fill you. But when you empty yourself, God has a useful vessel. Max Lucado

For all its peculiarities and unevenness, the Bible has a simple story. God made man. Man rejected God. God won't give up until he wins him back. God will whisper. He will shout. He will touch and tug. He will take away our burdens; he'll even take away our blessings. If there are a thousand steps between us and him, he will take all but one. But he will leave the final one for us. The choice is ours. Please understand. His goal is not to make you happy. His goal is to make you His. His goal is not to get you what you want; it is to get you what you need. Max Lucado

Bread of Life? Jesus lived up to the title. But an unopened loaf does a person no good. Have you received the bread? Have you received God's forgiveness? Max Lucado

Forgiveness is choosing to see your offender with different eyes. Max Lucado

It's okay to rest. Jesus fights when you cannot. Max Lucado

It's important to preach like there's a broken heart on every pew. That's always been a phrase that stuck with me. Not everybody is having a tough time, but you can bet your buck that there's a good tenth of your church that's going through a hard season. There really is a broken heart on every pew. Max Lucado

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