As I shared with you before, I love Max Lucado's books. Max is a minister, author, speaker and radio show host. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
His writing style is so refreshing and captivating. In his book, When God Whispers Your Name, he says that God whispers our name.
"Find that hard to believe? To imagine that the One who made it all keeps your name in His heart and on His lips?
He knows your name. In fact your name is written on the hand of God (Is. 49:16)." Quite a thought, isn't it? Your name on God's hand. Your name on God's lips.
And Max Lucado has a special way of communicating some very profound thoughts. He calls them Maxims.
- Imagine, your picture is on the front of God's refrigerator.
- God doesn't keep a clock.
- Sometimes the most godly thing we can do is take a day off.
- Faith in the future begets power in the present.
- No one is useless to God. No one.
- Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
- You will never forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you.
- Succeed in what matters.
- You'll regret opening your mouth. You'll rarely regret keeping it shut.
- To see sin without grace is despair. To see grace without sin is arrogance. To see them in tandem is conversion.
- Faith is the grit in the soul that puts the dare into dreams.
- Never underestimate a gesture of affection.
- When Jesus went home, he left the front door open.
- And to sum it up:
- As soon as you can, pay your debts.
- As long as you can, give the benefit of the doubt.
- As much as you can, give thanks. He's already given us more than we deserve.
Bill Witcher is co-founder of Computer School for Seniors (http://www.cs4seniors.com/)