“In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight….”
– Ephesians 1:5-8
“Our self image is so contrary to the way God sees us that we miss out on God’s best. God sees us as champions. We see ourselves as dead dogs.
…You need to be bold and claim what belongs to you. It brings God no pleasure for you to live in … poverty, with low self esteem, with that dead-dog mentality.”
– Joel Osteen