Category Archives: thoughts by Max Lucado

God Loves Humility

“He saves the humble.” Psalm 149:4 With the same intensity that He hates arrogance, God loves humility.  The Jesus who said, ‘I am gentle and humble in spirit’. (Matthew 11:29) loves those who are gentle and humble in spirit.  “Though … Continue reading

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Where is God?

It is important to recognize that God dwells in a different realm. He occupies another dimension. “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like my ways. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8–9). Continue reading

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Hope Restored Along the Way

Question: How does God comfort you when you start to lose hope? What would it take to restore your hope? What would you need to re-energize your journey? Continue reading

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Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

“May He enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope His call holds for you.” Ephesians 1:18 What [does] it mean to be just like Jesus? The world has never known a heart so pure, a character so flawless. Continue reading

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Prince of Peace

“His name will be…Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Heaven opened herself and placed her most precious One in a human womb. The Omnipotent, in one instant, made Himself breakable. He who had been Spirit became pierceable. Continue reading

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Serve One Another

Jesus “set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient … Continue reading

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He Lives Within You

The virgin birth is more, much more, than a Christmas story; it is a picture of how close Christ will come to you. The first stop on his itinerary was a womb. Where will God go to touch the world? Look deep within Mary for an answer. Continue reading

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What Love Says

1 Peter 4:8 says “Love covers a multitude of sins.” Love doesn’t expose. It doesn’t gossip. If love says anything, it speaks words of protection. Continue reading

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God Uses Failure

What was I thinking taking this job? I should have done better. It’s all my fault. The voices–you’ve heard them all. When you lost your job, flunked the exam, or when your marriage went south…when you failed. The voices began … Continue reading

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A Big View of God

Exactly what is worship? I like King David’s definition in Psalm 34:3, “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” Worship is the act of magnifying God, enlarging our vision of him, and observing how he works. Continue reading

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Looking Unto Jesus

When things hurt, I’ve learned I have options. Go home. Meditate on my hurts until I start imagining I’m having chest pains—or—I can keep running and watch the sun come up. Continue reading

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Let’s Major in God

Lord God, train us to walk on your path. Teach us to see you in situations that are dangerous and difficult. Like David, when we are surrounded by overwhelming challenges may our thoughts and words turn first to you. Rather than discuss the problem, remind us to discuss you. May our first thought in the morning and our last thought at night be centered on you. Rather than worry about the impossibilities, let us major in your mighty power. When we am tempted to look at the giants in our lives, we will choose to look at you, amen. Continue reading

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Make God Your Refuge

Make God your refuge. Let Him be the foundation on which you stand! … For my soul trusts in You;.and in the shadow of Your wings I make my refuge.” (Psalm 57:1) Continue reading

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A Heavenly Affirmation

Each of us has a fantasy that our family will be like the Walton’s, an expectation that our dearest friends will be our next of kin. Jesus didn’t have that expectation. Continue reading

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Infinite Patience

“Patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us.” Romans 5:4-5 Continue reading

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