May “the God of peace… equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NASB).
This week on the blog: How Does God Guide Us?
HAPPINESS IS…? | CHERYL BALCOM
“I am most happy when I am . . .Well, the Sunday School answer I felt I should give was, ‘when I am in God’s Word.’ And this would not be a lie. I enjoy reading the Bible and learning more about God… But I knew it wasn’t deep-down, gut-level honest.” I love this heartfelt journey into a better understanding of genuine happiness.
THE MONSOON OF GRACE FOUND IN ISAIAH 58:11 | CARA RAY
“Isaiah 58:11 is like a summer monsoon for the parched soul. Let these storm clouds of blessing and privilege break over your head too, dear Christian friend. May they flood you with peace and assurance that the LORD, Jehovah, wants to overwhelm you with his presence, satisfy your soul, and strengthen you in this desert place. These are the privileges I see…”
WHAT WE REGARD AS LITTLE | GLENNA MARSHALL
“Sometimes I think it might be easier to be faithful to Christ when life is hard…We like the dramatic stories of walls falling and dry river crossings but deemphasize the daily obedience to God’s Word because that’s not as gripping or faith-growing.”
THE ASSIGNMENT I WASN’T EXPECTING | ANDREA SANBORN
“I once was an eager college student flush with conviction, laying my life out for Jesus. His love had captured and transformed me, and I was driven by the wonder of it. I would go anywhere, do anything, I vowed. And I did. It was difficult and painful and exhilarating and beautiful, while it lasted. But somehow I didn’t expect it all to come down to this.”
HOW TO READ THE BIBLE | STEPHEN KNEALE
The shortest post I’ve read and recommended in ages. “I think, armed with those eight questions, anybody could lead a fairly credible Bible study… and get to the heart of whatever it is God wants us to understand.”