Remaining Faithful While We Wait

Waiting for anything seems to be getting harder and harder for most people these days, but for the believer, waiting on God for a word or a rescue can be the most difficult thing of all. This article shows how important it is to maintain our faith in and trust in God, as well as offer some suggestions to make the most of those times when it seems God is taking a long time to respond. From InTheVine with Amber Thiessen………………………..

Where is God in Our Suffering?

Jesus flat out told His followers that they would have troubles in this world, but they are not left to their own devices to handle the struggles of their lives. Here is a nice quote: “Instead of making you comfortable, Jesus joins you in your discomfort.” From ConcordiaPublishingHouse.com…………………………..

In Spiritual Growth, Where There is a Will, There is a Way — Dallas Willard

Where there is a will, there is a way

In the spiritual life, it is actually true that “where there is a will there is a way.” This is true because God is involved and makes his help available to those who seek it. On the other hand, where there is no will (firm intentions based on clear vision) there is no way. People who do not intend to be inwardly transformed, so that obedience to Christ “comes naturally,” will not be transformed. God will not pick us up and throw us into transformed kingdom living, into “holiness,” against our will.

From Renewing the Christian Mind: Essays, Interviews, and Talks. Copyright © 2016 by Willard Family Trust. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

How to Respond When God is Silent

We have all had times in our walk with Christ when it seems that God is silent, which then leads to all kinds of suppositions and doubts about His relationship with us. That is why this little article can be a great encouragement, as it provides strategies and biblical wisdom to apply when God is being hard to hear and discern. From Christianity.com……………….

https://www.christianity.com/christian-life/how-to-find-god-when-hes-silent-11564135.html

Being in the World is All Right — Dallas Willard

Being in the World

Being in the world is not a bad thing; it’s a good thing. The world is—in the end—God’s creation. The world is the place where God has appointed you to live. Your birth and life to this point haven’t taken God by surprise. God has prepared this time and this place for you. We find this place prepared through our family, through our country, and through our education. You have been prepared to rule for good. That’s the purpose for which God made you.

“‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.'” (Gen. 1:26)

God made you similar to Him and made you to rule over all the earth. This is a command that extends throughout Scripture, beginning in Genesis and continuing into eternity. This is the place you have in God’s order—to be the person He intended you to be—forever.

From Renewing the Christian Mind: Essays, Interviews, and Talks. Copyright © 2016 by Willard Family Trust. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.