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The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You by John Ortberg
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“Never worry alone. When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating. Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend... The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear -- because peace and fear are both contagious.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“If you can't do great things, Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can't do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can't do them with a little love, do them anyway.
Love grows when people serve.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“Low self-esteem causes me to believe that I have so little worth that my response does not matter. With repentance, however, I understand that being worth so much to God is why my response is so important. Repentance is remedial work to mend our minds and hearts, which get bent by sin.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“We tend to be preoccupied by our problems when we have a heightened sense of vulnerability and a diminished sense of power. Today, see each problem as an invitation to prayer.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God.
Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God's constant presence with 'the real me.' Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“To love someone is to desire and work toward their becoming the best version of themselves. The one person in all the universe who can do this perfectly for you is God.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“God is so immense that if he were 'too visible,' people would give forced compliance without expressing their heart. So God made it possible, in enormous love, for us to live as if he were not there.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“If ever there were a true “just as I am” church, if ever there were a community where everybody could bring all their baggage and brokenness with them without neat and tidy happy endings quite yet, if ever there was a group where everyone was loved and no one pretended — we could not make enough room inside the building.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“The Bible does not say you are God’s appliance; it says you are his masterpiece. Appliances get mass-produced.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“The main measure of your devotion to God is not your devotional life. It is simply your life.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“I want to love my wife, care for my kids, and give life to my friends. I want to do the work God made me to do. I want to love God and the world he made. I want to do my part to help it flourish, for my spiritual maturity is not measured by following rules. “The me God made me to be” is measured by my capacity to love. When we live in love, we flourish. That is the dance.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be

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