No socks. Loves Jesus & people. Serves Saddleback. Mentors young leaders. Helps the poor, sick & lost thru P.E.A.C.E. Plan. Encourages pastors. Wrote some books
Each day, I may get 100 requests asking "When will you speak out about..?" (Their concern) But pastors aren't pundits.Others may abandon you, but God never will: "...I will never leave you; I will never abandon you." Hebrews 13:5People remember how you made them feel far longer than they remember what you say. #SpeakTheTruthInLoveGreat pastor and author @JudWilhite is preaching for me at all services this wkend.Join us online: http://t.co/Gsa1TQjcaj
New book for preachers: "How TO Overcome Compulsive Alliterations: The Plan, Power, Purpose and Path to Progress"Fame is often due to chance. Effectiveness is due to choices.If tempted to go buy a lottery ticket, just throw the money in the nearest trashcan. It'll save time and gas. @DrBobRogers"They promise freedom but are themselves slaves of destructive habits,for we are slaves of anything that controls us"2Pet2:19Your right to believe anything does not mean anything you believe is right.So much #stress is due to our refusing to repent of attitudes and actions we don't want to let go.Pride causes a lot of painif you know anyone #graduating, give them a #GraduationGift that will give them some direction. New http://t.co/xweHQ9nMaNLast words of Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, as she died: "I'm not going under; I'M GOING OVER."
Are you getting #DailyHope, my free daily devotional? Sign up here: http://t.co/FQ4tEkYvLG Today''s word "Joy Is A Choice"God's will for the next phase of your life isn't found in holding on to your past but in MOVING ON in faith.Assemblies of God and some other Christian churches in Sri Lanka are being threatened with closure. Pray and speak up.Live in light of eternity: "What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later" Romans 8:18Email me! RW@saddleback.com @faithwallkers Rick I want to share how #PurposeDrivenLife converted me from Islam to ChristRT @KayWarren1 In the barren places of my life I can be assured that God is there as He is when life is fruitful.My God is greater than my grief. My Lord is larger than my loss. My Savior's stronger than my sorrow,
Mental illness is NOT a synonym for insanity or crazy. EVERYONE struggles with unhealthy thoughts at times. #noshameWhy would anyone want to hurry through life? "Patient people have great understanding." Prov.14:29Preaching for me in July @stevenfurtick @craiggroeschel @Duck_Commander @plattdavid http://t.co/Gsa1TQjcajPreaching for me May-June @JudWilhite @perrynoble @judahsmith @PastorMark @pwilson @MatthewBarnett http://t.co/Gsa1TQjcajThe path to peace begins when I stop focusing on my hurts and others' sins and start working on others' hurt and my sins.In God’s Family we get to love and feel loved by people we haven’t met! Thru tweets I love you like family #PartyInHeavenIt's possible to #grow and #grieve at the same time ...IF you use the time to be with your loving Heavenly Father and listen
No offering of any gift is insignificant if the Lord of the Universe accepts it.“My brother #Wesley was wiser,preserving his fruit by gathering converts in classes. I didnt,so my people are a rope of sand” #WhitfieldWith his outstretched arms nailed to the cross, Jesus was saying "I love you THIS much!"
To u songwriters who sent songs,authors who sent book,and all of u who sent comfort and prayers... I'm your friend forever.I missed 9000 shots in my career, lost almost 300 games.and missed the shot to win the game 26 times." Michael Jordan #KeepOnGod always allows a major test before a major blessing. The greater he intends to bless, the bigger the test will be."Don't be surprised if...#injustice replaces justice. Lower officials just do what higher ones order them to do.” Eccl 5:8Vision is actually quite common, and can often be traced to ego and insecurity. What's uncommon is total dependence on God.#Having a vision doesn't make you a great leader. #Surrendering it.to God does.Once you let it go,God does something better.@douglaswils is now writing a regular column for Real Clear Religion. Great stuff. http://t.co/3rtzywMrDZGod wants my trust, not my advice.My secret source of strength: "You are my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me." Psalm 119:114 (Mes)@CharlesJenkins7 LOVE that photo with your boy!
Speak up for those who cant speak for themselves; defend the rights of those who cant defend themselves" Prov31:8 #babies#Gosnell verdict #FirstDegreeMurder. He's not the only guilt one. May all repent and receive God's forgiveness.Some see leadership as a position. Others say leadership is influence. Jesus said leadership is service. See Matt.20:25-27Leadership is neither showmanship nor dictatorship. Leadership is a stewardship and a partnership.
The first responsibility of leadership is to #make time to humbly listen to God. Without that, you're on your own. James 1:5@herbertcooper love you Herbert.Pain changes you. Like a gale force wind, it drives you backward or forward, depending on how you set your sail.A mother's relentless love and unwavering prayers saves more lives and does more good than any other human activity
“If evolution really worked, mothers would have more than two hands." Milton BerleThe job with the longest hours on earth is motherhood. Nothing else comes close. I honor you moms today.Sometimes I want to whisper to leaders I watch,"Please stop trying so hard to be cool and just #love people."Watch one of the brightest minds in America, Russell @DrMoore, preach at Saddleback all weekend http://t.co/Gsa1TQjcajJosh, Matthew, Amy: Gifts from God. http://t.co/zY4TsgtxRH
If you truly believe in original sin, you must humbly admit that your own judgments of others are quite likely to be wrong,I can't control what happens around me but I can control what happens in me. #JoyIsAChoiceI'm sure you Moms understand why I ask: If you can, whisper a prayer for my precious @KayWarren1 this Mother's Day.Thanks.When Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.Your past is past. It's over.Live by your faith, not by your past.You are known by what you're committed to. If you don't decide what's important to you, others will decide that for you.We make our commitments, then our commitments make us. Never give 1st class allegiance to 2nd class causes.
Two my my most FEARLESS friends who encourage me: @BearGrylls and @MarkBurnettTV SOLID believers. http://t.co/3haSDBecwwEven if I never sinned, I'd still need God's grace, because every good thing is a gift of God, including air, light, water.In our brokenness, we make bad choices. Then bad choices leave us more broken. It's why we must have God's mercy and grace.On bad days, tell God! He can handle it: Even Elijah prayed, "I've had enough Lord! Please take my life." 1 Kings 19:4Faith loves truth. It opposes hubris masquerading as intelligence, theory stated as fact,PC thinking that prohibits questions and debate.“#IF you #OBEY my teaching,THEN you're really my #disciples,THEN you'll #know the truth,THEN the truth will set you #FREE”John 8:31-32 is the most misused and misapplied Bible verse because most people leave out the first 3 phrases of it.
Since my son died, the most comforting notes have come from people Matthew personally led to know and trust Jesus. Pr.11:30You'll be a lot happier, and far more blessed, if you learn to genuinely love people you disagree with.In a sick culture, churches that copy culture grow weak. But compelling counter-culture churches grow in strength and size.When you get to the end of your rope, #LetGo and trust Jesus to catch you.A great saint, Dallas Willard,had gone on to heaven. http://t.co/G4hTgSta41 Angels are rejoicing.You don't eat contaminated food nor drink filthy water. So why allow filthy content into you mind? #MindPolutionIsUnhealthy#Love notices the souls in pain that are always around me. Then #love reaches out.
@daguro Thank you so much Daniel.The outpouring of love after Matthew's death made me realize there's far more unity among various Christians than we think.Media reports Christie kills a spider. Ignores Gosnell. Isaiah 5:20 #PatheticAtividade não é produtividade. O movimento não é a direção. Você pode estar ocupado sem propósito.God's Comfort to Bipolars: "Neither HEIGHTS nor DEPTHS can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus" Rom 8:39Activity isn't productivity. Motion isn't direction. You can be busy without purpose. #DontWasteYourLife
Suffering is inevitable. Self-pity is optional.Pray for @DallasAWillard who has stage 4 cancer.If you're following me on Twitter, I'll follow you on LinkedIn. Just send me an invitation through LinkedIn.WORSHIP dispels Worry. “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need..." Phil. 4:6Grief exhausts.Grace energizes. “Those who #WaitOnTheLord find new strength...They run and not grow weary...” Isaiah 40:31
Is what you're living for worth Christ dying for?Applause is addicting. Leaders beware: See Prov.25:27The Cross lights up the darkness! (Over our lake at Saddleback's retreat center) http://t.co/CG8UAoRo4o
Happy Easter to all Orthodox Christians! Greek: Χριστός ἀνέστη! Russian: Христос воскресе! Arabic: لمسيح قام! حقا قام!En el Cinco de Mayo, que Dios bendiga a todos mis amigos que hablan español! Te quiero todo!I’d rather limp through life depending on God’s Spirit than run on my own strength.An "abundant life" does not mean an easy life.Our calendars and credit cards reveal what we worship."I tell you all of my worries and my troubles, and whenever I feel low, you are there to guide me." Psalm 142:2-3 CEV
Warning: Crooks still using my son's death to make money with #FAKE Facebook pages. We've caught 147. 28 new ones this weekThe greatest use of your life is to invest it in that which will outlast it.Kay and I are profoundly grateful for the outpouring of love we've received from you pastors and dear friends.#overwhelmedThe Cross lights up the darkness (over our lake at Saddleback's retreat center) http://t.co/d2xBjbQk76The only way to the Promised Land is through the wilderness, #DontGiveUpThere are no questions in heaven, You'll understand it all there.