“You can’t blam…

“You can’t blame other people for how you show up. That is rank immaturity. You can’t say, “Well, you made me do it! You made me say it!” No, it was already in you. They just brought it to the surface, and maybe God brought them into your life just to let you know this is an area in which it will be really helpful if you grew up!”

From PERFECTING THE ART OF BOUNCING BACK by Graham Cooke

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“Warriors can not be turned…

“Warriors can not be turned… their heart is fixed on God… Warriors live in the laughter of their King… They inhabit a place of carefree joy… they walk in the exuberance and enthusiasm of the Holy Spirit… they hear God singing the songs of deliverance and they join in… all warriors are singers… the song of the Lord is glorious and it’s dangerous to all our foes…” -Graham Cooke

Passivity to the majesty of the Lord Jesus

“I think the biggest enemy in the church is not the devil. It’s our own passivity to the majesty of the Lord Jesus. At some point the Good News becomes okay news and Christianity is no longer life changing but merely life enhancing, and Jesus doesn’t change people into radicals anymore, just nice people. The church becomes dull, predictable, and monotonous. 

 

Here’s the thing about dullness, what it means is we’ve lost our capacity to be simple before God. We’ve lost the ability to live in wonder and astonishment.”

– Graham Cooke