“When all is said and done, everything that God offers us is wrapped up in Himself – His real living presence. His resources are not available apart from Himself.
Keeping close company with Jesus – that is what makes all the difference.
The love of God brings inner security and a sense of value.
His grace brings acceptance, forgiveness and release from guilt.
The wisdom of His word and the authenticity of his being set us free from the traps of falsehood.
His power gives us the capacity to do right and the confidence to attempt it.
His peace calms our anxieties and develops patience.
Hope in His purposes gives us the heart to persevere, and
His joy is our greatest pleasure.
Jesus really is actually alive – not just in some unreal other-worldly way that is unconnected with daily reality, but really, truly present and available.”
- Rick Lewis in “Mentoring Matters”