Every act, every decision, every thought will move you either a little closer to being that kind of person [you want to become]—or push you a little further away.
God invites us to stand courageously facing the future, acknowledging the truth—then open our hands and hearts and dreams to him . . . and release.
Do these kinds of uncertainties and longings occasionally mingle in your heart? If so, you have reason to hope and to be encouraged.
Adapted from How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? by Donald S.
by Josh D. McDowell and Sean McDowell, excerpt of More Than a Carpenter.
Many people want to regard Jesus not as God but as a good, moral man or as an exceptionally wise prophet who spoke many profound truths.
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“[Foles’ story]… has made the entire community much more open to talk about faith.
“Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
We think God will hear our heart’s cry if only we can sanitize it. But in the act of sanitization, we prove we do not trust him, as if he can only handle the sugar-coated prayers.
Christians cannot blame nominal believers as a way to avoid dealing with the very real and destructive contributions we have made to the Age of Outrage.