Max Lucado


American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher

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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.

Tragically, some people believe they are going to heaven when they die just because a few drops of water were sprinkled over their heads a few weeks after their birth. They have no personal faith, have never made a personal decision, and are banking on a hollow ceremony to save them. How absurd.

When grace moves in... guilt moves out

You may be transferred, enlisted, commissioned, reassigned, or hospitalized - but brand this on your heart - you can never go where God is not.

Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which one will you choose to heed?

When he says we?re forgiven, let?s unload the guilt. When he says we?re valuable, let?s believe him. . . . When he says we?re provided for, let?s stop worrying. God?s efforts are strongest when our efforts are useless

You may not be down to your final heartbeat, but you may be down to your last paycheck, solution, or thimble of faith. Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear

Unity creates belief. Disunity fosters disbelief. Nowhere are we told to build unity. We are told simply to keep unity.

When we see death, we see disaster. When Jesus sees death, he sees deliverance!

You need someone to lift your spirits. You need someone to look you in the face and say, "This isn't the end. Don't give up. There is a better place than this. And I'll lead you there.

We forget that IMPOSSIBLE is one of God's favorite words.

When we would say 'No way,' he would say, 'My way.' Then the ones who doubted would scramble to salvage the blessing. And the one who gave it would savor the surprise.

You weren?t an accident. You weren?t mass produced. You aren?t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.

Our Master has forgiven an insurmountable debt. Does God demand reimbursement? Does he insist on his pound of flesh? When your feet walk the wrong road, does he demand that you cut them off? When your eyes look twice where they should never look once, does he blind you? When you use your tongue for profanity instead of praise, does he cut it out? If he did, we would one maimed civilization. He demands no payment, at least not from us. How can one forgiven not forgive?

The Bible is God's Word given in man's language.

There are many unacceptable reasons for war. Imperialism. Financial gain. Religion. Family feuds. Racial arrogance. There are many unacceptable motives for war. But there is one time when war is condoned and used by God: wickedness.

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.

The fear-filled cannot love deeply. Love is risky. They cannot give to the poor. Benevolence has no guarantee of return. The fear-filled cannot dream wildly. What if their dreams sputter and fall from the sky? The worship of safety emasculates greatness.

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American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher