It’s my American friends’ turn to enjoy a long weekend! May you make fond memories and experience real restoration.
Also, my monthly Worthy Words newsletter goes out next week. Subscribers will receive a brand new 14-day Bible reading plan along with the usual content, including a personal update. If you’re not signed up, you can change that here.
This week on the blog: Dutiful Drudgery vs. Delightful Devotion
WHEN THE MIRACLE DOESN’T COME | SARAH WALTON
“And as a follower of Jesus, what most often tempts me to question God’s goodness and love for me is this: If God can heal me, rescue me, free me, and grant my desires – why doesn’t he?”
ARE THEY THE ONES WHO PRAY ALL THE TIME? | GLENNA MARSHALL
“I described their appearances and where they usually sit in the sanctuary, but he cut me off: ‘Oh, I know them. Are they the ones who pray all the time?”Yes, that’s them.’ I nodded. ‘They pray with anyone and everyone at a moment’s notice.’ I paused and looked at my husband—’Gosh, that’s how I’d like to be known. The one who prays all the time.'”
GOD CAN HANDLE YOUR QUESTIONS | KENDRA DAHL
“The fact is, whether you can win at Bible trivia or think Moses was one of the twelve apostles, having a substantive faith is crucial for staying Christian… And that substance comes from knowing both what you believe and why.”
GOD’S GRACE IN OUR WEAKNESS | BETTY-ANN VAN REES
“The longer I walk with God, the smaller I recognize myself to be—small power, small thinking, small faith, small resistance to sin. I am not great. Surprisingly, this has not discouraged me.”
MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE | SETH LEWIS
“I’ve heard people say that ‘God will never give you more than you can handle.’ I don’t think that’s true… If you belong to Jesus, you can rest assured that he will absolutely give you tasks that are far beyond what you can handle.”
PSALMS: THE POETRY OF PRAYER | CAROLINE COBB
A new album to enjoy and worship along with, written using words directly from Scripture.