I’m going to be sharing 22 of my favorite Lisa Bevere quotes on the blog this week. This Lisa Bevere quote below happens to be one of my favorites of all time. Not sure why but it speaks to my personal journey as a Christian. There are times we may fall short and the guilt that follows can be unbearable. So unbearable it can lead you away from the presence of God. But I’ve learned to run to God in those moments. Maybe you stepped outside of God’s will for your life and wondering how to go back. You may have backslid and gone back to the world and now you’re feeling condemned. I want you to know God specializes in taking our mess and turning them into a message to share with the masses. My friend, there is nothing you can do to change the love God has for you. He would literally have to undo the work Jesus did on the cross for that to happen. But there is forgiveness through repentance for you today.
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I bet you already guessed what today’s post is all about. But before I get into my inspiration behind today’s post, 22 powerful quotes I pulled from my current reading.
I’m sure you’re wondering how does one carry their cross like a hero? Or better yet how does one even carry their cross at all? Can I be a hero as a Christian? For starters let me start off by saying, Jesus already carried the cross for you and me. So there is no physical cross to carry here. As for the hero part, of course, you can carry your cross like a hero.
What is a hero?
I love Wikipedia’s definition of what a hero is.
A person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good.
Every day you wake up as a child of God, you deny a little bit of your flesh. By choosing to live for Him, your life is a living sacrifice unto God. You sacrifice your flesh daily for the greater good of the spirit man (Holy Spirit) living inside of you. There is a war going on inside of you between your flesh and spirit and whichever one you want to win, is the one you feed. Always remember the stronger one will eventually overpower the weaker one. Your hero like abilities is your self-discipline, obedience to the Word of God and choosing to live for Him. We all have choices in life and some does not always make the right one. But for you who constantly choose to do the will of God for your life by denying your flesh daily. You, my friend, is a true hero. Not all heroes wear a cape.
Living for Christ often appears to many as unattainable. This is a spiritual journey, not a physical one. It requires a lot of denial of one’s self daily and waking up each day saying yes to God. You don’t have to be perfect to live for Christ. In fact, if you were perfect you wouldn’t need a Savior. Jesus did not come to save those who were perfect, rich or already have life figured out. It’s one of the reasons why many find it hard to receive Him. But He came for the sinners. He came for the ones society has written off and think there is no hope for them. He came for those life has oppressed, abused and wounded.
There is beauty in your weakness
We can classify all that Jesus came for as those who are weak, right? Funny thing is the world has taught us weakness is bad and strength is good. We’ve been programmed to never reveal our weakness to others. You don’t go on a job interview and tell them your true weaknesses. But here is the beauty of your weakness. God’s GRACE! Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 12:9,
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Friend, it’s at the end of yourself you find Jesus. It’s in those moments of feeling alone, downcast and helpless His grace meets you right where you are. It’s when you are the most vulnerable. Strength can be so dangerous at times. There is a difference in being strong in your own understanding and being strong in Christ. When you’re strong in yourself, you are powerless. But to be strong in Christ Jesus, you are POWERFUL! The name of Jesus alone can command your enemies to bow. You can request from God the necks of your enemies (Psalm 18:40). Angels are at your disposal. You can speak things into existence. When you understand the depth of God’s power and realize the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside of you and you have access to that power. You, my friend, will be indestructible. A force to be reckoned with in the kingdom of darkness. In your weakness, you can draw power from the true and living God.
Girls with Swords: How to carry your cross like a hero
Now onto what inspired today’s post. I love reading Christian inspirational books by women, God has chosen to use for such a time as this to impact a new generation of women. Women of God (WOG) who are igniting the younger generation of women to be on fire for Christ. After I picked up my first book by Lisa Bevere “Girls with Swords: How to carry your cross like a hero,” I can honestly say she is my new favorite WOG. This book not only empowers you to face your challenges in life but to do it like a hero. It prepares you for spiritual warfare and teaches you how to arm yourself with the truth of God. It encourages you to rise up and be the woman God has called you to be.
Friend if you’re looking for courage and strength to face your daily battles. This book is it. You can click the link, below to preview, the first chapter of the book and the link will also lead you to purchase it on Amazon.
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I’m almost finished reading and I pulled 22 of my favorite quotes from the book to share with you today. P.S. my intention was to do one post but as I started writing the Lord had different plans. I decided to do a two-part mini-series. Today, I’m sharing 12 quotes. On Thursday I’ll break down how to carry your cross like a hero and share the remainder of my favorite Lisa Bevere quotes.
If you’re looking for a book to empower you as you face your daily battles and encourage you to be all God has called you to be. I definitely encourage you to check it out. Check out part two of this post here.