“ There’s this compartmentalization of life versus a full identification of life. Sort of like, ‘well, I’m going to step into Christ, but then I’m going to keep certain parts to myself. I’m going to keep the way I talk to my wife to myself. I’m going to keep the way I relate with her to myself. I’m going to keep my computer screen to myself. He’s not the Lord of my life, he’s an accessory of my life.’”
“And let me tell you, if you’re a non-believer and you’re listening to me right now, I feel you. Because I look at so many people who name the name of God but who don’t live out the life of God because it’s not really about God. I mean, they have religious words, but they don’t have religious ways privately. And if you have been confused by that, so am I.”
“Men begin this quest for validation in culture. It goes with titles, and toys, and titles, and the car I drive, all in this quest for validation. In reality, it’s a desperate quest for validation, acceptance and affirmation.”
“And I know, he wants a new normal for you. He wants to take you to a new level. It’s not how many people have I led to Christ. It’s not how many quiet times I’ve had. It’s not any other criteria other than what God sees. Because man looks at actions and God looks at intentions. And God wants to know, are you willing?”
“When we have the new normal, not only does our identity change, not only do our priorities change, not only do our loyalties change, and our thinking changes, and our relationship changes, and the way we approach other people changes, but what we say changes. Our message changes. Our message of our life, our message in our words.”
“When Jesus Christ invades a life like he invaded the Apostle Paul’s life. It’s a new normal. Because if it’s true, it changes everything. Truth is not a respecter of opinion. Truth is not a respecter of your feelings. Truth is not a respecter of your convenience or your comfort. It demands a response.”
“I remember in the fall of 1982 struggling with sexual integrity issues. And I had this split and I was so conflicted and I felt like such a total hypocrite. Because I couldn’t win the battle, seemingly, over this temptation. And I learned that my battle was every man’s battle. Amen?”
Do you know that God loves you?
What enslaves you?