Category Archives: thoughts by Max Lucado

Let God Teach You

Jesus invites, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest… let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls” Matthew 11:28-29 Continue reading

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Be Still

Jesus taught us to pray with reverence when he modeled for us, “Hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9). His phrase is a petition, not a proclamation. A request, not an announcement. Be hallowed, Lord. Do whatever it takes to be … Continue reading

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He Was Reachable

“Where did this man get this wisdom and this power to do miracles? He is just the son of a carpenter.” Matthew 13:54-55 “The Word become a human and lived among us,” John said (John 1:14).  In other words . … Continue reading

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Wash Each Other’s Feet

Jesus said to His disciples:  “If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash each others feet” (John 13:14).  It means to kneel as Jesus knelt, touching the grimy parts of the people we’re stuck … Continue reading

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Christ is in You

Jesus not only did a work for us; he does a work in us! Colossians 1:27 tells us… Continue reading

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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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