Hey friend! Have you ever wondered if your past is too much for God to use you? What can He do with all of the ways we struggle? Have you ever bargained or wrestled with God?
One of my favorite guests (and fan-favorite!) Max Lucado is here to talk with us about it all today.
Called “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today, Max is the bestselling author of 45 books and counting. He is a pastor and speaker who says he “writes books for people who don’t read books.” Max is a father of three, grandfather of two, and he lives with his wife in San Antonio.
In his newest book, God Never Gives Up on You: What Jacob’s Story Teaches Us About Grace, Mercy, and God’s Relentless Love, Max examines the life of Jacob in Scripture, how God loved and pursued Jacob, and what that means for us.
You’ll also love hearing my chat with Max about how to have hope in a divided world. Check it out here.
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“In the story of Jacob he is hot and cold, in and out, weak, and then he’s strong. He has dreams and then he wrestles with God. Then he falls and flops. It is every person’s story.”
“Jacob’s relationship is a transactional relationship with God. You do this. I’ll do that. That really strikes home with many of us.”
“All of us go through some negotiation or transactional relationship with God.”
“It is okay to wrestle with these things. Ultimately there is one authority and it is not you or me.”
“Be kind to yourself. God hasn’t given up on you. Don’t give up on yourself.”
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