Most likely you’re aware of a modern criticism levied at the Bible claiming that it’s no longer relevant or practical for us today.
What I’m counting on here is not the dream—it’s the faithfulness of God.
by Connally Gilliam and Paula Rinehart, authors of And Yet, Undaunted
Every heart comes up to this fork in the road, many times.
Things like good health and strong relationships are gifts from God, and we honor him by stewarding them well. Yet if they become the focus of our lives, we are in danger of missing our calling.
You can imagine the Lord speaking your name, saying “I love you so much.” Instinctively, you reply, “Thank you, Lord.” The conversation has begun.
Idolatry isn’t just wrong—it fails miserably in bringing the lasting happiness it promises.
As we near the end of our lives and glance back, the most disappointing things we see may not be the things we didn’t do so wonderfully; they may be the wonderful things we intended to do but never began.
The feeling of anger is just a feeling, neither good nor bad; it’s part of what it is to be human.
I know life is busy. How could you possibly fit in time to sit still every day? Here’s how: Put the urgent on hold. Do what’s important first. The urgent will always be there.
The struggles in our lives that leave us feeling stuck, restless, or confused become the trenches where we work out the important stuff of life—where we learn how to overcome everyday frustrations, messy relationships,
by Kevin R. O’Brien, Study Bible and Reference Brand Manager at Tyndale
Commentaries. Not exactly thrillers. Or self-help books.