May “God count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 NASB).
This week on the blog: I’m honored to be featured on one of my favorite websites this week, Gospel-Centred Discipleship. Read the post: How to Be Faithful Instead of Frantic so You Can Get the Important Things Done.
WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING ON EMPTY | SUSAN NARJALA
Wow. This is a captivating retelling of a story familiar to us all, yet one we can still relate to and learn from. Susan is one of my favorite bloggers.
MR. MEANT TO | KRISTIN COUCH
Speaking of favorite bloggers, I’m sure you know by now Kristin holds that title, too. This is just plain excellent writing. I loved every well-crafted sentence, and love the message of the article: “Delight in the summer that God has entrusted to you. It won’t last forever.”
DO THE WILL OF GOD YOU KNOW; DISCERN THE WILL YOU DON’T | SCOTT HUBBARD
“What is the will of God for your life? An air of mystery surrounds the question. God’s will can seem elusive, ambiguous, difficult to discern — a land without maps…Thank God, then, that in all our most difficult decisions, we have a compass…”
WHEN 5 MINUTES IS ENOUGH | ELI JOHNSON
“There was a time when I thought that a ‘perfect’ quiet time was at least thirty minutes long and involved reading the Bible, journaling prayers, and memorizing verses, ideally while soft worship music played in the background…This mindset of a “perfect” quiet time robs us of real intimacy with God and replaces discipleship with a to-do list…What, then, is enough? How do we know if we’ve spent enough time in God’s Word?”
DON’T STOP PRAYING | CINDY MATSON
“This year, more than ever before, I’ve been convicted that instead of responding in anger, despair, or denial, we followers of Christ must run to the throne of grace, interceding on behalf of our nation… God has convicted me about this because I—maybe like you—have so often failed to pray for the nation, its leaders, lawmakers, and jurists. Though praying for a nation in moral disarray is undeniably essential, it’s also often frustrating and feels futile. But there’s hope.”