Rick Warren Quotes
I’ve often said why does God leave us here on earth, once we accept Christ, once we’re in the family, why didn’t he just kill us. Why leave us here? Well, because he’s working on our character through these trials, these tribulations, we’re learning to practice what we’re going to do in heaven. So really, the kingdom mindset is actually the eternal mindset. It’s not just about eternal life. Eternal life is getting ready for that.
You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. … Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God. He thought of you first. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you!