Attack anything that makes you feel unworthy, inadequate, hopeless, powerless and useless. That is the evidence of the enemy. All those things need to be attacked with joy, with peace, with love and grace, with mercy, with kindness and the goodness of God.— Graham Cooke
The most informative Graham Cooke quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
You don't become a new person by changing your behavior;
you discover who you are in Christ and your behavior changes accordingly
God is loving you into better relationships.
He is loving you into being a more loving person. The more we grow in love, the less offended we become. The less offended we become, the more easily and quickly we get healed when people do wound us.
Problems are invitations. They allow us to have encounters and experiences that enable us to discover who God is for us.
Learn to walk in God’s perception of who you are, because yours is not good enough.
The problem is not our situation but our perception of our situation
Do not look for evil. Look for the goodness of God all around you. As you look for signs of His Presence, many more opportunities will occur for you to bless people and share God's true nature.
He is not seeking a powerful people to represent Him.
Rather, He looks for all those who are weak, foolish, despised, and written off: and He inhabits them with His own strength.
God cannot change. He cannot be anything other than who He is. Out of His love and His promises, you were selected as His treasure. God's faithfulness has been the bedrock of His dealings with humanity throughout time.
It is in our DNA to create space, to open up safe places, and to change the atmosphere where we live.
Sometimes an obstacle is placed in front of us by God for the purpose of upgrading our vision and experiencing our dream at a higher level. The obstacle can only be here by permission of God, so it has to help us become what He is seeing about us.
Prayer, in it's simplest form, is finding out what God wants to do and then asking Him to do it.
There is no greatness apart from self control.
Development that does not include self government will only guarantee our mediocrity.
It is so important that you don't get distracted by what you are not.
You need to start confessing your persona and living in it, and don't be bewildered by your circumstances. Just stay on course with what God is promising you.
If God isn't giving you money, He is giving you a way to make money All your circumstances are to empower you to increase your sense of wonder in God The more difficult the circumstance, the more brilliant the sense of wonder would be
It is part of our inheritance to be, above all, secure and confident in the will of God.
When God’s putting His finger on the part of your life that’s not working, He’s pointing to your next miracle.
God allows in His wisdom what He could easily prevent by His power.
Your primary calling is to worship ... to pursue celebration and rejoicing as a way of life.
Your identity is being formed whether you understand it or not, whether you are cooperating or not. Something is being formed all the time, either through your response or your non-response. All your circumstances are to establish something. If you don't respond to them properly, then you establish something that you don't really want to be known for.
The whole point about thinking brilliantly is about knowing your identity and the favor you have in Christ
I long to see Christians get beyond themselves and start seeing the glory of God as it pertains to their own life. We need great people who understand that their success is wrapped up in the sovereignty of God. If we can do that, a faith, power, energy and zeal will emerge that will take us forward in the things of the Holy Spirit. We must become overwhelmed with who God wants to be for us!
To rest in God's power when your own weaknesses seem to be screaming at you? That's grace! To be confident in who God is for you when you feel overwhelmed by odds against you? That's peace! To stand alone against massive intimidation? That's trust! To know beyond any shadow of a doubt that God is bigger, and therefore you cannot lose? That's the faith that moves mountains!
I want you to sense the Holy Spirit brooding over you.
Is this too good to be true? You betcha, it's the good news. Does He border on fantasy? You betcha, it's the gospel. Glad tidings of great joy, heaven has come instead of hell, Jesus has come instead of the devil. You can have the life you always wanted, instead of the life you have always had - instead. That is possible because of the absolute, incredible, incomparable favor of God.
When you’re not fully trusting in the Lord you’re concerned mostly about rescue. “I’m a Christian, get me out of here!” And the Lord is saying, “You’re kidding, right? I want to teach you who you are in this situation!” In some of our situations, He gives us power and authority to move. In other situations He gives us patience because that works just as powerfully, it’s just going to take a few extra weeks.
Mediocrity is always invisible until passion shows up and exposes it.
I think God loves to speak to us prophetically, because there are a number of things which happen when you receive a prophecy.