“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


by Macy Johnson
“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
(Psalm 119:130 NIV)

I remember the day I began a collection of one-liners.

The first of these simple phrases popped into my brain decades ago. They are now a growing, alphabetized assortment of artful aphorisms.

Here are a few of my favorites:

-      All of Him, none of me
-      An easy life leads to shallow faith
-      Change takes time, and time brings change
-      Conscious repentance leads to unconscious holiness
-      Cure worry with a secure mind
-      Discern to intercede, not criticize
-      Exchange the physical for the spiritual
-      Failure forces finding Father
-      Give God control so you won’t lose it
-      God has no loose ends
-      God never rubs the wrong way
-      God’s delays are preparation, not inactivity
-      God’s peace puts all the pieces back together
-      Have a heart to hear
-      He has surrounded you – you must surrender
-      I have no rights, no power, no control – God has it all!
-      I reflect God’s glory in the areas where He is polishing me
-      Less is blessed
-      Live today so others are blessed tomorrow
-      Repentance is the only relief
-      Slow obedience is disobedience
-      Stronger through the struggles
-      Thoughts bring me closer to God or drag me away
-      We are an earthly expression of heaven
-      We reflect what we look at – Look at Jesus!
-      Your body is a telescope that brings Jesus closer to people

Each one-liner awakens a special command, a nudging, and a new purpose to my plans. They help me focus on Jesus and nestle closer to Him.

I will honor God with my one-liners and encourage others with words from His Spirit today. I hope you will, too!

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