“Do not believe the accuser of the brethren, who tries to convince you that your prayers are going no higher than the ceiling. He will try to tell you that you are far too weak spiritually or soiled with sin to ever make a difference when you pray. Praise the Lord, we don’t come before God in our own righteousness, but in the very righteousness of Jesus Christ.”
Leaving Ordinary: Encounter God Through Extraordinary Prayer by Donna Gaines
Not so long ago, I won the entire set of InScribed Collection Bible Studies from Shelf Life (the blog of fabulous Rachel McRae, the book buyer for Lifeway. You should definitely follow for new releases, author interviews, book features and of course giveaways) and I was so so excited! I decided to start with this one and it’s been incredibly fabulous. This was a quote, based off 2 Cor. 5:21, that hit me like a ton of bricks. Convicting and encouraging all at once.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Cor. 5:21